File this under “Why, god, why?”: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that, in Hollywood’s continued effort to exhume all of the relics of our collective childhoods, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will be producing a new, animated feature film version of The Flintstones through their Gary Sanchez production banner. McKay and Ferrell’s producing partner Chris Henchy, who recently co-wrote The Campaign, will be penning the script for the forthcoming project. With The Flintstones hot on the heels of films based on old animated properties like Jem & the Holograms and Mr. Peabody & Sherman, it’s only a matter of time before we get the Wacky Races trilogy for which audiences have been clamoring.
Okay, perhaps I’m blowing this a bit out of proportion; another Flintstones movie wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. If the film has to happen, I’m glad that McKay, Ferrell, and Henchy are the ones behind it. After all, it was just two years ago that we were facing the prospect of an animated version from Seth MacFarlane, which died on the operating table after a lackluster pilot script. Even worse, it could have been another live action version like Universal’s 1994 film. Did you know that Steven Spielberg produced it and it had 32 writers? And the B-52’s appeared as the B.C.-52’s. Because all of that happened. Now that you mention it, the Gary Sanchez gang sounds like they’d be more than up to the task.
Who would you like to see step into the proverbial shoes of Fred, Wilma, Fred, and Betty? Let us know in the comments below!