The Flinstones to Return to the Big Screen as New Animated Feature
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.07.2014
The modern Stone Age family is returning to theaters…
THR reports that Warner Bros. Animation is developing a big screen, animated update of the modern Stone Age family, The Flinstones. Chris Henchy (The Campaign) is reportedly writing the script with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay executive producing the project through Gary Sanchez Productions.
The animated show ran for six seasons and later spawned a live action film in 1994 and a prequel, The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas, released in 2000. Seth MacFarlane was previously developing an animated reboot of the show for TV, but those plans eventually fell through.
Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the Flintstones as part of Time Warners' 1996 acquisition of Turner Broadcasting, which had bought Flinstones producers and animation studio Hanna-Barbera in 1991. Andrew Fischel and Cate Adams are overseeing the project for the Warners.