Universal Pictures and Mattel Films have teamed up to produce a film based on the ’90s hit television series Wishbone!
The film will be a live-action movie about a tri-color Jack Russell terrier who dreams of being the lead character in his favorite tales from classic literature. The film is being produced by Peter Farrelly, who was behind 2018’s Oscar-winning Green Book.
“Our deep library of iconic franchises continues to offer cinematic storytelling opportunities,” said executive producer Robbie Brenner in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be working with Peter Farrelly, Roy Parker, and Universal to take the beloved dog classic into a new direction with a modern reimagination of the franchise.”
The announcement did not specify whether Wishbone’s owner Joe Talbot, who was played by Jordan Wall in the series, his mom Ellen (Mary Chris Wall), or any of Joe’s friends would reprise roles in the upcoming film.
Larry Brantley, who voiced the titular character when the show aired on PBS from 1996 through 2001, recently referenced the film on Twitter. Back in February, Brantley shared a recent fan letter he received.
He captioned the photo, “When it’s 25 years later and you STILL get fan mail. Are you paying attention, @Mattel?” He added the hashtags #wishbone #literaturelovers #littledog #bigimagination.
— Larry Brantley (@larrybrantley) February 28, 2020