Mattel, Inc. has announced a partnership with Blumhouse Productions to create a live-action feature film based on the Magic 8 Ball toy.
This marks Mattel’s first partnership with Blumhouse. The suspense-filled Magic 8 Ball marks the sixth project Mattel’s films division has in development, including plans to create feature films based on Mattel’s Barbie, Hot Wheels, Masters of the Universe, American Girl and View Master brands.
“As fans of Mattel and their iconic brands, we’re looking forward to bringing Magic 8 Ball, one of their most celebrated toys, to life, and playing against expectations in doing so,” said Jason Blum, founder, Blumhouse Productions. “We look forward to partnering with Mattel Films to put this project on the fast track to the big screen and create a memorable experience for moviegoers.”
The film will be directed by Jeff Wadlow, whose previous work includes Kick-Ass 2 and Truth or Dare. He will write the script with Jillian Jacobs and Chris Roach.