While Deadline reports that “the script is still be worked on and that those behind the pic want to get this popular Mattel toy franchise right,” such a major delay for film’s release – a few months shy of two years – normally doesn’t bode well for a production. In this instance, however, the delay could also be designed to give Mattel some breathing room to properly develop, manufacture and distribute product tie-ins for Barbie – namely dolls – considering that a lot of money will be at stake for the venerable toy company if the film misses the mark. Read More : John Cena In Talks To Star In Duke Nukem Movie If Sony and Mattel should be worrying about anything connected to the delay, it should be with Hathaway leaving the project. With her career rooted in family films like The Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted, and later on with Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, she possesses both the star power and wholesome image the film needs in order for Barbie to be a success. The image issue, in fact, is probably why the film entered its creative lull in the first place, since Schumer’s background in raunchy comedy seemed like an odd fit for the project destined for a PG rating, even if it is about an imperfect Barbie.
Sony Pictures is toying around again with the discharge date of the motion picture in view of Mattel’s notable Barbie doll. Initially set for a June 2018 discharge, the cutting edge adaptation of Barbie endured a colossal mishap last March when drama star Amy Schumer abruptly dropped out of the task because of “planning clashes,” only two months previously the film was set to go into creation. The film discovered expectation, be that as it may, in July, when Les Miserables Oscar victor Anne Hathaway went into transactions to assume control over the title part, a move that Schumer wholeheartedly supported. Barbie was set to wind up plainly the most recent toy establishment handed film over Hollywood, after such brands as Hasbro’s G.I. Joe and Transformers to the extra large screen. Like the Hasbro films, the Mattel creation was set to wind up noticeably a cutting edge enterprise, about a doll who is ousted from the ideal “Barbieland” for being defective. Presently, it shows up a blemished arrangement of conditions is making the film be pushed again from its as of now rescheduled discharge date of August 8, 2018. According to Deadline, Sony will now release Barbie on May 8, 2020. With Hathaway still attached to play Barbie, six writers – Lindsey Beer, Jenny Bicks, Kim Caramele, Diablo Cody, Bert V. Royal and Hilary Winston – have been involved in the script process to date. At the moment, TV helmer Alethea Jones (TV Land’s American Woman) is still attached to direct.