Mattel reveal plans for motion pictures about ‘Polly Pocket,' 'Barney' and extra

Undecided how we really feel about a few of these…

After the roaring success of Barbie, we will perceive why Mattel executives wish to convey different childhood characters to life.

The movie, directed by Greta Gerwig, has loved main success, exceeding box-office gross sales of over €1billion worldwide up to now.

Nevertheless, it could appear that Hollywood can anticipate to see extra toys popping out of their containers and on to the display screen sooner or later.

Polly Pocket

Polly Pocket was an enormous hit in my home rising up within the 90s, from her limitless equipment and vibrant attachments.

Nevertheless, I do query what Polly’s storyline could be in a movie adaptation. I imply, I used to be the one creating my very own Polly’s persona and deciding the future of her life.

Nicely, Oscar-nominated producer, who runs Mattel Movies and produced Barbie (and all creating Mattel movie tasks), Robbie Brenner, lately teased what individuals can anticipate from these nostalgic reboots.

Talking to Selection, Brenner confirmed that there’s a ‘nice’ script already for Polly’s film debut.

For the primary (and hopefully not final) time, Lily Collins, starring within the lead function, and Lena Dunham, as author/director, will be a part of forces.

Brenner says the 2 skills are an ‘superb collaboration’ and hopes to see filming get underway quickly.

“Lena is so collaborative and rolls up her sleeves and actually likes to roll round in notes and pay attention. She’s unimaginable. Lily is so good and so particular and so productorial,” Brenner says of the duo.

Based on Mattel, the movie will inform the story of “a younger woman and a pocket-sized lady who kind a friendship.”

We will see it now, Collins being carted round in somebody’s pocket and bringing Polly Pocket style into the twenty first century.

Right here for it.


This one is a little bit iffy for me.

The nostalgic purple dinosaur will return to screens for the primary time in 13 years in a live-action movie.

Talking on Mattel’s earlier description that Barney could be starring in an ‘A24-type’ of ‘surrealistic’ film, Brenner says it’ll have a Spike Jonze movie really feel to it, “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.’”

The movie, which shall be produced by Daniel Kaluuya, shall be extra grownup and have extra grownup themes, in line with the Mattel govt, so it is probably not as completely happy and enjoyable as the unique Barney and Buddies sequence.

She then revealed that the upcoming movie shall be about ‘identification and discovering who you’re keen on and who feels alienated’ earlier than including that will probably be a ‘little bit off-kilter.’

I do not find out about you, however I am getting a little bit little bit of a creepy vibe – particularly once I consider how they plan to incorporate the ‘I Love You, You Love Me’ tune into the dinosaur’s darker revamp.

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Scorching Wheels

Bear in mind Scorching Wheels? One of many top-selling toys on this planet?

Automobile motion pictures have, up to now, loved success and it appears Mattel is cleverly tapping into this market with a film across the in style toy.

The Scorching Wheels movie will function vehicles, monster vehicles, and bikes, and has been described by director, J.J. Abrams, as ‘grounded and gritty.’

When discussing the upcoming automotive film, Brenner says it’ll have “actual characters you can relate to, which can be three-dimensional, which have emotional journeys.”

With motion pictures such from the Mission Not possible and Star Trek franchise on his resume, it is secure to say this film is in secure palms with Abrams.

Excited to see what he does with this one!

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Different motion pictures seeing toys and video games dropped at life embrace the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots starring Vin Diesel, and a household comedy concerning the American Lady doll.

A PG-13 thriller concerning the Magic 8 Ball, in addition to film concerning the superhero He-Man referred to as Masters of the Universe, are additionally being chalked out.

Plans and talks are additionally happening to see astronaut Main Matt Hanson performed by Tom Hanks and the UNO board recreation get its personal film (undecided what this may entail however I am intrigued).

The literary Jack Russell terrier, Wishbone, will land  his personal family-friendly comedy.

Matchbox, the legendary toy vehicles from the Fifties, are deliberate to make their return and prepare fanatics shall be thrilled to listen to Thomas & Buddies is within the works for a fantasy movie.

Lastly, a movie that Mattel has within the works known as Christmas Balloon.

Whereas this one will not be primarily based on the story of considered one of their toy creations, it’s primarily based on a real story.

When Mattel toys are donated, they assist make a younger woman’s dream come true.

The little woman who tied her Christmas listing to a balloon has her needs granted by a grieving couple who discover it.

The couple, who labored with the toy firm, goal to satisfy the woman’s needs with Mattel now hoping to provide a household drama drawing from the heartwarming story.

What do you suppose? What movie are you most excited to see?