Forget 'March of the Penguins.' If Mark Waters gets his way, comedy will be the new groove for waddling birds on the big screen. The director is in early talks to helm an adaptation of 'Mr. Popper's Penguins' for 20th Century Fox, according to Variety.

Waters is best known for movies like 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' (2009), 'Mean Girls' (2004) and 'Freaky Friday' (2003), so 'Penguins' would fit in with his light-hearted style. The 1938 children's book by Richard and Florence Atwater follows the misadventures of Mr. Popper, a house-painter who has always wanted to visit the Arctic. When an admiral responds to Mr. Popper's fan letter with a female penguin as a gift, life changes forever for the painter and his wife.
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