Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Fred and Wilma

The ever-green stone-age family, never far from our thoughts.

Warner Bros. is hoping to bring The Flintstones back to the big-screen, this time as a full-length animated feature.

Chris Henchy -- who is partners with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in Gary Sanchez Productions and who also co-wrote the script for Warners' Ferrell-Zack Galifianakis comedy The Campaign -- is penning the script.

Ferrell and McKay will executive produce Flintstones, which is in development stages. ...

Warners picked up the rights to Flintstones as part of Time Warners’ 1996 acquisition of Turner Broadcasting, which had bought Flintstones producers and animation powerhouse Hanna-Barbera in 1991. ...

Rebooting shows form the sixties and seventies? Happens with metronomic regularity. But to develop a long-gone animated sitcom as an animated feature? Something new under the sun*.

* The most similar movie-making event would be "The Simpsons", but the yellow family was (is) still being made for television. So, of course, we couldn't say it was "long gone".


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