Yabba Dabba Doo! Warner Bros. bringing The Flintstones back to the big screen! Only this time around they are going to develop it as an animated feature film. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing the movie, which will be written by Chris Henchy. Henchy co-wrote the script for Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis' comedy The Campaign.
I used to watch reruns of the 1960s cartoon series all the time when I was growing up. The show was set in the stone age and followed the silly lives of Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma, his best friend Barney Rubble, and Barney's wife Betty. They lived in a town named Bedrock, and Fred worked in a rock quarry. They lived a modern stone age family life, and it was always fun to watch.
In 1994 Universal Pictures and producer Steven Spielberg made a live-action film that starred John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis, and Rosie O’Donnell. Elizabeth Taylor even played Flintstone’s mother-in-law. The movie was incredibly awful in every way. If you haven't seen it yet, don't waste your time. The film was bound to be a disaster. I don't know if you knew this or not, but there were 32 writers who worked on that script. That's never a good thing.
There's a solid team of producers on board to develop this new animated feature, and I think they will steer it in the right direction. There's no way that it could be any worse than the live action version.