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Magic 8 Ball horror comedy scripted by Cocaine Bear writer

Magic 8 Ball horror comedy scripted by Cocaine Bear writer

Cocaine Bear screenwriter Jimmy Warden is working with Mattel Movies on a horror comedy impressed by the Magic 8 Ball

4 years in the past, it was introduced that Blumhouse Productions and director Jeff Wadlow (Fact or Dare, Fantasy Island) have been teaming up once more for a film based mostly on the Mattel toy Magic 8 Ball. Sure, the ball that you just ask questions after which flip over to see which of twenty attainable solutions you may get. Since a lot time has handed since that announcement was made, it’s not clear if Blumhouse or Wadlow are nonetheless concerned with the challenge – however The New Yorker has revealed that Magic 8 Ball continues to be within the works, and Cocaine Bear screenwriter Jimmy Warden is writing the horror comedy.

The New Yorker studies that Mattel is “raiding its whole toybox” to seek out merchandise to show into films, with Barbie wanting prefer it’s going to be one of many largest hits of the yr. J.J. Abrams is engaged on Sizzling Wheels, Vin Diesel is plotting Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Daniel Kaluuya is making a Barney film, Tom Hanks will star in Main Matt Mason (writer Michael Chabon has written the remedy), a script is being written for American Lady. And Magic 8 Ball is coming from the author who introduced us Cocaine Bear.

Mattel Movies has promised that none of their films can be rated R and Robbie Brenner, the pinnacle of the corporate, says that whereas the Magic 8 Ball script “walks the road slightly bit“, they’re not going to “make something that feels violent, or that’s alienating to households. We need to keep throughout the parameters of what Mattel is.

When the challenge was first introduced, Brenner stated, “For the reason that Fifties, Magic 8 Ball has impressed creativeness, suspense and intrigue throughout generations. This iconic toy has a built-in reference to followers and untapped potential for storytelling.

On the time, Wadlow is engaged on the screenplay together with his Fact or Dare and Fantasy Island collaborators Jillian Jacobs and Christopher Roach. It seems like no matter they got here up with has been put aside in favor of the Warden draft.

Are you interested by seeing a PG-13 Magic 8 Ball horror comedy from the author of Cocaine Bear? Share your ideas on this one by leaving a remark beneath.

I not have the Magic 8 Ball I had after I was a child, so I can’t ask it whether or not this film goes to be good or not. Fortunately, they’re in inventory on Amazon.

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