Warner Bros pressing ahead with new Flintstones movie

News Simon Brew 8 May 2014 - 06:44

The Flintstones are heading back to the big screen - with some help from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay...

It would be fair to say that we were not fans of either The Flintstones, or The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas, a pair of live action movies that landed back in the 1990s. The first in particular remains a staggeringly bad way to bring a classic animated series to the big screen. Brilliantly cast yet terribly executed, The Flintstones is a tremendously poor blockbuster movie.

However, plans are afoot to bring The Flintstones back to the big screen, and this time, they might actually get the film they deserve. The plan this time is for an animated movie, and it's been overseen by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Ferrell and McKay and executive producers, and Henchy is penning the screenplay for the ne tilm.

It's in early development so far, but is the latest evidence of Warner Bros' growing commitment to feature animation. It recently added two thus-far unnamed animated movies to its schedule.

More on The Flintstones as we hear it. Heck, if it does well, we might get another Jetsons film too...

The Hollywood Reporter.

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I thought the first Flintstones movie was fantastic, it's only critics that didn't like it. It was funny, lively, well designed and enjoyable.


"The first in particular remains a staggeringly bad way to bring a classic animated series to the big screen."

I loved it as a kid and the nostalgia factor is still strong. Is it hammy and camp? Sure, but it's a kids movie based on a 60's saturday morning cartoon. It had some very memorable moments and as you said - the casting was nigh perfect.

I've never understood why Fred Flintstone is so fat considering he has to propel that car made out of tree trunks and stone with his feet.

As a non-critic who was a kid at the time of release: no, it's bloody awful. Always hated it.


Can't do any harm

Haha went to write this and saw you'd already done it :)

I was a kid when I first saw it and I loved it!

Have you seen the size of those dinosaur steaks and ribs?

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