Mr. Ed will be galloping his away onto the big screen. THR reports that Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000 bought the film rights to the classic talking horse show for David Friendly's Friendly Films and Jim Mahoney to produce. A writer is currently being sought for the live-action family film. Gabler is no stranger to horses as an equestrian enthusiast. Fox 2000 produced Flicka in 2006.
The classic talking horse show aired on CBS from Oct. 1, 1961 to Feb. 6, 1966. Just like the original show, the film will use a real horse and then use CGI to animate the horse's mouth. Friendly and Mahoney, a longtime manager and television producer, have spent several years securing the rights to Mr. Ed from two different estates.
The theme song is currently stuck in my head while writing this post. I enjoyed the original sitcom, and remember it running in syndication as a kid. What are your thoughts on this news?