The beloved ’90s youngsters sequence Wishbone is getting a function adaptation, as Oscar winner Peter Farrelly has signed on to provide a live-action film in regards to the iconic Jack Russell terrier for Universal Pictures and Mattel Films, the studio introduced Wednesday.
Wishbone ran on PBS from 1996 by way of 2001 and adopted an lovely canine as he whisked viewers into among the most well-known and cherished literary moments. Mattel Films will reboot the property into a contemporary, four-quadrant comedy that might be aimed toward households.
Roy Parker, whose script This House Is Not for Sale appeared on the 2019 Black List, will write the Wishbone script, whereas Mattel Films will produce alongside Farrelly. Mattel’s Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon will function an govt producer and a supervising producer respectively, in addition to oversee the mission on behalf of the corporate. Universal’s Lexi Barta will oversee Wishbone for the studio.
“Our deep library of iconic franchises continues to offer cinematic storytelling opportunities,” stated Brenner. “We’re thrilled to be working with Peter Farrelly, Roy Parker and Universal to take the beloved dog classic into a new direction with a modern reimagination of the franchise.”
Wishbone is the primary theatrical movie collaboration between Mattel Films and Universal Pictures and the ninth Mattel Films mission in improvement together with these based mostly on American Girl, Barbie, Barney, Hot Wheels, Magic 8 Ball, Major Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe and View Master. I can’t recall watching Wishbone as a child, however I cherished many PBS applications again then, particularly Ghostwriter, and I wouldn’t thoughts seeing Hollywood reboot a few of these profitable kids’s exhibits from the ’90s, be it for the massive display screen or on a streaming service.
Speaking of dog-themed leisure, click on right here for Matt Goldberg‘s evaluation of the Willem Dafoe film Togo, and click on right here for Allie Gemmill‘s evaluation of the doguseries, excuse me, docuseries Pick of the Litter, each of which could be discovered on Disney+.