Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver,’ Diablo Cody’s ‘Barbie,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and More Get New Release Dates

by Britt Hayes August 5, 2015 @ 5:39 PM
Sony Pictures
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.

Diablo Cody Is Rewriting the Barbie Movie, Which Is Actually Pretty Perfect

by Britt Hayes March 4, 2015 @ 7:12 PM
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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.

'Hunger Games' Barbie Lets You Play With a Tiny Katniss

by Sean O'Connell April 9, 2012 @ 9:14 AM
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?