Barbie and her friends have made their movie appearances on the small screen and over the past few years Barbie has starred in CGI-animated direct-to-DVD films, but now a live action silver screen version is in the works. Fans of the famous fashion doll will be delighted to hear that Mattel, Sony Pictures and Parkes +MacDonald Imagination have teamed up to make a comedy film. Production on the film is set to begin later this year and may even turn into a new film franchise. The Barbie doll made its debut in 1959 and brings in about $3 billion in sales annually.
Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures’ president of production, said in a statement: “We’ve always thought that the Barbie story had great potential, but a universe of possibilities opened up when Jenny, Walter and Laurie brought us their unexpected, clever and truly funny concept. It captures everything that has made Barbie a classic for generation after generation while also standing on its own, establishing Barbie as a truly original screen character. We’re confident that Barbie will delight audiences, no matter where her adventures take her.” ~Tarah Bleier