Sony went on a release date-spree earlier today, scheduling a ton of upcoming films for 2016 and 2017. In addition to Bad Boys 3 and Bad Boys 4, the studio also set a 2017 date for the first film in Stephen King’s Dark Tower franchise and announced dates for a handful of anticipated projects, like Edgar Wright’s latest, the Barbie movie, Underworld 5 and more.
Plans for a Barbie movie were first announced last year to much confusion/fascination/morbid curiosity. But like LEGO, the world of Barbie is pretty vast and offers almost infinite possibilities—she’s had so many careers, for one thing. The live-action Barbie film hasn’t offered any news since the initial announcement, but today brings word that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has been hired to give the script the ol’ rewrite treatment. Honest to blog.
Not to be outdone by 'Jem and the Holograms,' Barbie will also be getting her own live-action movie -- but of course homegirl has to one-up the competition, so she's getting a franchise because dream homes and matching pink cars aren't cheap, you know.
What an interesting clash of cultures. Katniss Everdeen, butt-kicking savior of Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ stands for independence, self-sacrifice and survival under harsh conditions. Barbie, the iconic Mattel toy, stands for bathing suits, nightgowns and flirting with Ken. Can the two ideals intertwine?