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Reboot Time: The Flintstones and Private Benjamin Are Hitting The Big Screen

May. 7, 2014by:

Jumping over to the realm of animation, I’m surprisingly delighted to hear that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are executive producing a new a full-length animated feature of THE FLINTSTONES. The film is still in development stages, but we know the script will be written by Chris Henchy, who co-wrote the script for the Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis comedy THE CAMPAIGN. Seth MacFarlane was developing an animated reboot of the TV show a few years ago, but it ultimately failed to move forward after the pilot script didn’t catch on.

THE FLINTSTONES can easily be compared to THE SIMPSONS these days; not for its run which was only from 1960-1966, but for its primetime airings that helped it become a cultural phenomenon. I’m happy to see old favorites like PEANUTS and THE FLINTSTONES get new life on the big screen; in the right hands these could be solid movies.

Up next on this reboot train we call Hollywood is a remake of the 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy PRIVATE BENJAMIN. PITCH PERFECT star Rebel Wilson will take the lead in the updated version now set in the Marines. The original followed a sheltered young high society woman who joins the army on a whim and *record scratch* finds herself in more trouble than she expected. Hopefully they will keep her accent intact unlike her sitcom Super Fun Night. Is it too late to sort that out by the way?

There are no dates announces for either project but we will keep you posted.  What do you guys think about these remakes?

And here's something for the..kids?

Source: THRThe Wrap

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7:42PM on 05/08/2014
Hello!?!?! When the f do we get a live action Jetsons!?!
Hello!?!?! When the f do we get a live action Jetsons!?!
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2:38PM on 05/08/2014
Oi Vey...............I'm sure millions of people have been chomping at the bit for these 2 remakes.
Oi Vey...............I'm sure millions of people have been chomping at the bit for these 2 remakes.
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1:02PM on 05/08/2014
Looks like both of my letter writing campaigns have finally paid off!
Looks like both of my letter writing campaigns have finally paid off!
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10:49AM on 05/08/2014
Private Benjamin remake might work. Not sure about The Flintstones.
Private Benjamin remake might work. Not sure about The Flintstones.
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10:40PM on 05/07/2014
Hah! *record scratch*... my mind went straight to South Park episode where Stan takes on a paper route hahahaha Bring it on, Rebel Wilson is fantastic for this type of role. The Flintstones could be solid if they don't try to go a dark route with it. It's a light hearted cartoon, keep it that way.
Hah! *record scratch*... my mind went straight to South Park episode where Stan takes on a paper route hahahaha Bring it on, Rebel Wilson is fantastic for this type of role. The Flintstones could be solid if they don't try to go a dark route with it. It's a light hearted cartoon, keep it that way.
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10:05PM on 05/07/2014

THE FLINTSTONES has potential because of...

... the good reception MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN got. They also shouldn't go for a PG rating (like the live action movies did).

I haven't seen PRIVATE BENJAMIN, but I'm familiar enough with Goldie Hawn. I can't think of anything similar between her and Rebel WIlson, so I don't know if this remake could be good. By the way, you mentioned SUPER FUN NIGHT. Now that we're in May we should hear about the remaining renewals and cancellations, right? Because I want that show to be axed ASAP!
... the good reception MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN got. They also shouldn't go for a PG rating (like the live action movies did).

I haven't seen PRIVATE BENJAMIN, but I'm familiar enough with Goldie Hawn. I can't think of anything similar between her and Rebel WIlson, so I don't know if this remake could be good. By the way, you mentioned SUPER FUN NIGHT. Now that we're in May we should hear about the remaining renewals and cancellations, right? Because I want that show to be axed ASAP!
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9:57PM on 05/07/2014

A big screen animated Flintstone movie, and not some lame live-action?CGI hybrid? I'm down with that!

Also, Robert Rodriguez almost directed a live action Jetsons movie in the early 2000's. True story. I always thought the perfect cast would have been Steve Martin as George, Kelly Preston as Jane, Kirsten Dunst (this was back when she was like 19) as Judy, Jonathan Lipnicki as Elroy, Danny DeVitto as Mr. Spacely and Ben Stein as Mr. Cogsworth.
Also, Robert Rodriguez almost directed a live action Jetsons movie in the early 2000's. True story. I always thought the perfect cast would have been Steve Martin as George, Kelly Preston as Jane, Kirsten Dunst (this was back when she was like 19) as Judy, Jonathan Lipnicki as Elroy, Danny DeVitto as Mr. Spacely and Ben Stein as Mr. Cogsworth.
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8:43PM on 05/07/2014
To echo a post below, I have wondered how a live action Jetsons movie never happened. Probably b/c most movies from animated shows turn out bad (Scooby doo, Rocky & Bulwinkle, Smurfs, etc.). I always thought Kevin Spacey would have made a good live action George Jetson (I think I came up with the idea since he has "space" in his name), but he'd never do the movie anyway.
To echo a post below, I have wondered how a live action Jetsons movie never happened. Probably b/c most movies from animated shows turn out bad (Scooby doo, Rocky & Bulwinkle, Smurfs, etc.). I always thought Kevin Spacey would have made a good live action George Jetson (I think I came up with the idea since he has "space" in his name), but he'd never do the movie anyway.
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8:27PM on 05/07/2014
Jonah Hill for Barney, Channing Tatum for Fred.

Naah.
Jonah Hill for Barney, Channing Tatum for Fred.

Naah.
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8:12PM on 05/07/2014
I can't stomach Rebel Wilson. Annoying as hell. Another pointless remake. As far as The Flintstones...hard to say how that'll turn out.
I can't stomach Rebel Wilson. Annoying as hell. Another pointless remake. As far as The Flintstones...hard to say how that'll turn out.
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7:42PM on 05/07/2014
I dont see the reason for a Flintstones reboot movie (the one with John Goodman wasnt the worst movie made from a cartoon that I have ever seen). However, I have wanted a live action Jetsons movie for quite some time. Ah, dreams I guess.
I dont see the reason for a Flintstones reboot movie (the one with John Goodman wasnt the worst movie made from a cartoon that I have ever seen). However, I have wanted a live action Jetsons movie for quite some time. Ah, dreams I guess.
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2:24AM on 05/08/2014
Is this a joke?
Is this a joke?
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