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Puss in Boots writer to rework Mandrake the Magician
Warner Bros. has brought in Tom Wheeler to rewrite Mandrake The Magician which has been in movie production since 2009. Wheeler, writer for the movie Puss in Boots and NBC’s series The Cape has been charged with giving Mandrake a 21st century makeover much like Warner Bros did for Sherlock Holmes.
The original Mandrake the Magician was created in 1934. A 12-part serial of the strip was created and released by Columbia back in 1939. NBC made a pilot episode of a TV series based on the strip in the mid-50s but it never went to air.