Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images
Comic-Con: Marvel Screens Avengers: Age Of Ultron Footage
Dark times ahead for our heroes
Comic-Con: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Release Date Confirmed
James Gunn & co back in July 2017
Comic-Con: Marvel Debuts More Ant-Man Test Footage
Scott Lang goes riding
Lucy Defeats Hercules At The US Box Office
Scarlett Johansson triumphs over Dwayne Johnson
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 July 2014
Will Ferrell And Adam McKay Plan Manimal
Digging up the defunct '80s series for Sony Pictures Animation
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Ant-Man
17 July 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Campaign (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Casa De Mi Padre (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Megamind (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Other Guys (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Will Ferrell And Adam McKay Plan A Flintstones Movie
The Other Guys head to Bedrock...

08 May 2014  |  Written by Ben Kirby  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Yabba dabba doo! In today's remake news, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are reportedly planning a new animated film version of The Flintstones. Through their production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, the team are hoping to bring the animation to the big screen, with a script by The Campaign and The Other Guys veteran Chris Henchy. 

The Flintstones, of course, first hit TV screens way back in 1960 and told the story of a pre-historic Stone Age neighbourhood, complete with a laugh track. It centred on Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, as well as their wives, Wilma and Betty. Prior to The Simpsons, it was the most successful animated series on US network TV.

Of course, we've been here before: in 1994, we had a fairly decent live-action adaptation, with John Goodman and Rick Moranis as Fred and Barney, respectively. It was also, lest we forget, the film that introduced much of the world to Halle Berry, who played a character called Sharon Stone (an intentional joke, not a failed piece of casting).

After a belated (and rubbish) sequel in 2000, Viva Rock Vegas, things went quiet on the Bedrock front. We had the obligatory Simpsons spoof, as well as an attempt by Seth MacFarlane to reboot the series a few years ago, but not much since then. In a similar vein, Robert Rodriguez's planned live action version of The Jetsons failed to gain traction in 2007.

It would be the first time Gary Sanchez Productions has adapted such a well-known property, having stuck to original scripts in the past. Nonetheless, McKay and Ferrell are going ahead undetered, with the backing of Warner Bros. Don't expect anything too soon, though. It's early days and nothing is set in stone. (Sorry.)


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Lena Headey Will Be Jacqueline Ess
In the new Clive Barker adaptation
Gotham Gets Its First Trailer
UPDATE: Now with new cast image

Your Comments

RE:
Can't be worse then the last two. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 09:30 on 09 May 2014 | Report This Post

I'd just like to say, having watched both films last year, Viva Rock Vegas is substantially better than The Flintstones. The little spaceman chap played by Alan Cumming is fairly crap, but other than that, it's a decent enough film. The first one is really boring. More

Posted by britesparc at 12:34 on 08 May 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)