It is decidedly so. Jeff Wadlow, the director of “Truth or Dare” and “Kick-Ass 2,” is about to direct a live-action “Magic 8 Ball” movie based mostly on the fortune-telling toy from Mattel, the toy firm introduced Monday.
Mattel is teaming with Blumhouse Productions to develop a “suspense-filled” function movie based mostly on their iconic toy. Wadlow will direct the movie in regards to the black billiard ball that tells fortunes in bite-size capsules corresponding to “Reply Hazy, Try Again” and “Outlook Not So Good.” Wadlow can be co-writing the script together with his collaborators Jillian Jacobs and Chris Roach.
This is the primary partnership between Blumhouse and Mattel however the sixth mission Mattel Films has in growth, together with different options based mostly on their manufacturers Barbie, Hot Wheels, Masters of the Universe, American Girl and View Master. Time Magazine listed the Magic 8 Ball as one of many 100 Greatest Toys.
“Since the 1950s, Magic 8 Ball has inspired imagination, suspense and intrigue across generations. This iconic toy has a built-in connection with fans and untapped potential for storytelling,” Robbie Brenner of Mattel Films mentioned in a press release. “There are no partners better suited to tell the Magic 8 Ball story in collaboration with Mattel Films than Jeff Wadlow and Blumhouse Productions, whose unique approach to the thriller genre has captivated audiences worldwide and has gained widespread accolades.”
“As fans of Mattel and their iconic brands, we’re looking forward to bringing Magic 8 Ball, one of their most celebrated toys, to life, and playing against expectations in doing so,” Jason Blum, founding father of Blumhouse Productions, mentioned in a press release. “We look forward to partnering with Mattel Films to put this project on the fast track to the big screen and create a memorable experience for moviegoers.”
Blumhouse simply launched “Ma” starring Octavia Spencer through Universal. Their movie ‘Truth or Dare” from Wadlow grossed $95.Three million worldwide on a $3.5 million price range. Wadlow is repped by UTA, Artists First and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.
The information of the “Magic 8 Ball” movie was first reported by Deadline.
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