THE FLINTSTONES in Development at Warner Bros. as Animated Feature with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as Executive Producers

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The Flintstones are headed back to the big screen!  Thankfully, the new project in development over at Warner Bros. is not slated to be a live-action reboot, but rather a feature-length animated film.  (The 1994 Brian Levant picture starring John Goodman, and it’s Vegas-centered follow-up, was more than enough Flintstones live action for many a lifetime.)  With Disney/Pixar currently owning the animated market (with all due respect to the fine folks over at DreamWorks Animation), perhaps WB wanted to get in on the action.  What better place to start than with the modern Stone Age family, whose rights the studio acquired from Turner Broadcasting back in 1996?  Word that the Gary Sanchez Productions team is on board, which sees Chris Henchy penning the script for executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is an encouraging bit of news.  Hit the jump for more.

News of a new The Flintstones film comes courtesy of Heat Vision.  Following the antics of Fred and Wilma Flintstone, and their best friends Barney and Betty Rubble, The Flintstones was the model family of the 60s, complete with the hard-working/hard-playing breadwinners who worked in a quarry and went bowling with the members of the Water Buffaloes Lodge, alongside their animated housemakers, pets, children, and all the modern conveniences of prehistory.  The property has seen a variety of reboots over the years, perhaps most recently with the high-profile Seth MacFarlane attached for a TV show and possible film (which was tabled after a weak pilot script).  Perhaps this one is best left in the animated realm, in a similar vein to this year’s release of Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  Let’s just leave the live action out of it, or must I remind you of this atrocity:

 




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  • signinwith

    No. Just leave it alone. Let it rest in its grave. Please.

  • Justine

    And the nostalgia train just keeps on rolling…….

    I can’t wait for the live action Kim Possible, Malcolm in the Middle, and a new animated Powerpuff Girls movies in 20 years when all the kids who liked those are the studio execs and development department heads.

    Kill me now.

  • George675

    Yes, only if it is scientifically accurate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WLrM8wx6Bk

  • Leo Spaceman

    First they try to give it to Seth McFarnlane, then they try and give it to Will Ferrell. The Flinstones deserve better than this kind of humor.

  • SomeGuy

    This will then be followed by The Flintstones vs. The Jetsons.

  • LEM

    An animated feature for a generation of kids who have no idea who “The Flintstones” are.

  • TrekBeatTK

    If this is going to happen it had BETTER NOT be in 3D CGI.

    why not just do a theatrical re-release of The Man Called Flintstone? That was a good movie.

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