Back in 2009 Universal Pictures was set to make it, but for one reason or another it fell apart. Mattel has now set up the project at Sony Pictures, and the plan is to give is a live-action adaptation. The studio is looking to start shooting the film by the end of the year, from a script written by Jenny Bicks (Sex in the City).
Columbia Pictures’ president of production Hannah Minghella had this to say,
“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.”
The production company behind the film, Parkes + MacDonald released the following statement:
“While it’s an overused word, Barbie truly is a legend, a cultural symbol whose career choices have been as unlimited as her wardrobe. She is about empowerment, but never at the expense of fun. Our hope is to capture all of these aspects of Barbie in a modern take of the character that can appeal to moviegoers of all ages.”
No more information on the project yet, Stay in tune for more.
I am sure a lot of little girls are happy and some of the big male ones!