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Mattel and Universal Developing Wishbone Movie

Mattel and Universal Pictures are teaming up to develop the live-action motion picture Wishbone, based on the hit television series from the nineties about the iconic Jack Russell terrier.

Wishbone is the first theatrical film collaboration between Mattel Films and Universal Pictures and the ninth Mattel Films project in development.

Mattel Films will produce Wishbone alongside Academy Award winner Peter Farrelly (Green Book, There’s Something About Mary). Roy Parker (2019 The Black List’s The House Is Not for Sale) will write the script.

Robbie Brenner, executive producer, and Kevin McKeon, supervising producer, will lead the project for Mattel Films, and Lexi Barta, director of development, will oversee the project for Universal Pictures.

Wishbone followed the eponymous dog as he whisked viewers into some of the most famous and cherished literary moments. Mattel Films will be rebooting the property into a modern, four-quadrant comedy that will appeal to the whole family.

“Our deep library of iconic franchises continues to offer cinematic storytelling opportunities,” said Brenner.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Peter Farrelly, Roy Parker and Universal to take the beloved dog classic into a new direction with a modern reimagination of the franchise.”

Wishbone joins other Mattel Films projects in development, including ones based on American Girl, Barbie, Barney, Hot Wheels, Magic 8 Ball, Major Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe and View Master.

Mattel’s other brands include Fisher-Price, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA. The company operates in 35 locations and their products are available in more than 150 countries.

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