Columbia Pictures is planning a smurf movie in which the lovable blue creatures will be CGI creations, interacting with human actors. Created 50 years ago by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, the smurfs first appeared in French-language comic strips, called Les Schtroumpfs, but became well-known in North American in the 1980s when they appeared in an animated television series. With names like Handy Smurf, Lazy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and Sweettooth Smurf, the smurfs, who are “three apples tall” replace nouns and verbs with the word “smurf” in their everyday vocabulary. “We’re very excited to introduce a new generation to Papa Smurf and the other Smurfs in all of their glory,” said Columbia president Doug Belgrad. The screenplay will be written by David Stem and David Weiss, who penned Shrek 2.