26 Apr – Fans of Barbie, Mattel's best-selling fashion doll is about to get her very own feature film!
Comingsoon.net reported that Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mattel and Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation confirmed that they would be working on a live-action comedy feature film for the iconic Barbie.
The film marks Sony Pictures and Mattel's second collaboration, as the studio and toy company are currently developing a film adaptation of "Masters Of The Universe", based on Mattel's popular action figures.
Barbie was launched in March 1959 with over 150 careers and outfits. The film will see her utilising her many roles and skills to inspire change in the lives of everyone around her. Screenplay for the film will be written by Jenny Bicks and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald.
Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures' president of Production, said "We've always thought that the Barbie story had great potential, but a universe of possibilities opened up when Jenny, Walter and Laurie brought us their unexpected, clever, and truly funny concept. It captures everything that has made Barbie a classic for generation after generation while also standing on its own, establishing Barbie as a truly original screen character. We're confident that Barbie will delight audiences, no matter where her adventures take her."
Although this is the first film that solely focuses on Barbie, the doll has appeared in the last two "Toy Story" films as well.