“Wishbone” is the first theatrical film collaboration between Mattel and Universal Pictures, and the ninth Mattel Films project in the works.
Mattel Films will produce “Wishbone” alongside Academy Award winner Peter Farrelly. Roy Parker will write the script. Executive producer Robbie Brenner and supervising producer Kevin McKeon will lead the project for Mattel Films, and director of development Lexi Barta will oversee the pic for Universal.
“Wishbone,” which aired on PBS from 1996 through 2001, followed the eponymous dog as he performed famous literary moments. Mattel Films will be rebooting the property into a modern, family-friendly comedy.
“Our deep library of iconic franchises continues to offer cinematic storytelling opportunities,” Brenner said. “We’re thrilled to be working with Peter Farrelly, Roy Parker and Universal to take the beloved dog