Leaked Smurf image online

Is it cute? Or strangely disturbing?

Either way, a new black-and-white image revealing the character design of a CGI smurf for the upcoming movie has sprung up online over at UGO .

It’s a ghostly, pigment-free photocopy that sort of gives us the heebies this early in the morning. Perky, out of proportion and wide-eyed, it’s frankly the stuff of nightmares.

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The flick is currently shooting in New York City’s Central Park, which is standing in for the Smurf Village. A mix of live action and CGI, it’s being directed by Raja Gosnell of Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Scooby-Doo .

After The Smurfs , expect this thing to turn up first in the Paranormal Activity sequel as a deadly poltergeist who kills people with happiness, and then Avatar 2 sometime in the next century.

Scared? Or are we just pansies?

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.