There's a rash of time traveling movies lately. Timecrimes, the upcoming Terminator:Salvation, the indie hit Primer. Hell, they're making a third installment of The Butterfly Effect and remaking Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. And let's not forget the popularity of the reborn "Doctor Who" series.
The point I'm making with this list is that the time is right to resurrect one of the key pop-culture time travel teams: Peabody and Sherman.
Now, I hear what you're saying. "Remy, you hate remakes, reboots, and TV-to-movie transitions. How could you recommend this?"
Well, hear me out. You start with Sherman, a young kid who doesn't have a good childhood. His parents are neglectful and somewhat resentful of his very existence. His only friend in the world is his dog Mr. Peabody. Depressed and frustrated, he breaks into his parents' stash of drugs and makes a habit of tripping balls. And when he's high, Mr. Peabody starts talking to him. Son-of-Sam like, Mr. Peabody takes on a dark and menacing role, giving him instructions for building a Wayback Machine in the bathroom of their trailer. In short order, Sherman and Peabody are taking hallucinatory trips through history- but when they accidentally change history, the changes stick even when Sherman isn't high. Have the drugs driven him crazy? Or is he really traveling through time?
The entire thing would be built as a black comedy. And c'mon- you know that it'd be awesome.