On in the present day’s version of “Beforehand Unsaid Sentences in Human Historical past,” Daniel Kaluuya remains to be engaged on an uncommon cinematic tackle Barney. Like… the large purple dinosaur who teaches youngsters their ABCs. The film comes within the wake of Barney’s proprietor, Mattel, having an enormous success in theaters with the brand new Barbie. Naturally, Mattel is presently creating many different movie initiatives, together with Barney.
Robbie Brenner, the top of Mattel Movies, talked with Selection a bit about how the varied films Mattel is engaged on — together with Barney, which he stated will supposedly “be extra grownup and have grownup themes — and kind of be a little bit bit off-kilter.”
Brenner additionally stated of the film…
I don’t know that it’s essentially going to be darker. It’s simply going to be distinctive — extra of like a Being John Malkovich or an Adaptation. Any film that has Barney shouldn’t be actually going to be easy. We’re not making Ted. You already know what I imply?
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Brenner additionally talked about the way forward for films at Mattel, saying:
All people hopes that whenever you create a film that there’s going to be a franchise. That’s the hope — that it goes on and on and it’s a present that retains giving. However, these days, you simply need to get the primary one proper.
Mattel’s different potential film franchises embody Scorching Wheels, Masters of the Universe, and a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots film starring Vin Diesel. Then, there are issues like an Uno film that are actually apparently within the works. We’ll go away it at that.
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