Kaluuya will present the project through its newly formed 59% banner, along with Rowan Riley and Amanda Cricklow, as well as David Cariko, Adam Paulsen and Bobby Hope for Valparaiso ( The Sound of Silence ). Kevin McKeon will direct the Motel. The project has no attached studio.
"Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhood years, then disappeared into the shadows, left incomprehensible," Kaluya said. "We are excited to explore this fascinating contemporary hero and see if his message" I love you, love me "can withstand the test of time."
"Working with Daniel Kaluya will allow us to take a whole new approach to Barney will surprise the audience and undermine expectations, "added Robbie Brenner of Mattel Films." The project will speak to brand nostalgia in a way that resonates with adults while entertaining today's kids. "
" Barney is a dinosaur of our imagination and we have no turntable singing to get "I Love You, Love Me" stuck in my head everywhere, but again, "said Carico of Valparaiso Pictures.
Barney will join other Mattel properties currently under development as a feature, including Hot Wheels, Masters of the Universe and Barbie, most recently created at Warner Bros. and featuring Margo Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.