A new big screen take on the modern stone age family is on the way from Warner Bros. Animation. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Chris Henchy (The Campaign) is providing the screenplay with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay executive producing through Gary Sanchez Productions.
A comical take on a prehistoric family, “The Flintstones” ran for six seasons, setting a record for a primetime animated series that would not be beat for nearly 30 years (when it was overtaken by “The Simpsons”). The franchise was previously brought to the big screen as a live-action film in 1994 and was followed by a sequel, The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas, in 2000.
Seth MacFarlane was developing an animated reboot of the property a few years ago, but plans for it ultimately failed to move forward.
Although no date for the new film has been announced, Warner Bros. did, just yesterday, put down two placeholders on their release calendar for unspecified animated projects. The first will arrive February 10, 2017 and the second is set for February 9, 2018.