Actor David Kaluuya alongside his production company 59% is currently in the works of co-producing a new film based upon the beloved children’s show character of Barney!
The film will be developed under partnership with Valparaiso Pictures and Mattel Films, reports Rolling Stone.
Sources have confirmed that the official announcement was made mid October with few details forwarded. Robbie Brenner of Mattel Films’ Working with Daniel Kaluuya will enable us to take a completely new approach to Barney that will surprise audiences and subvert expectations. The project will speak to the nostalgia of the brand in a way that will resonate with adults, while entertaining today’s kids.”
Barney aired on the PBS network for over 15 years from 1992 to 2009. Barney shall forever be remembered as arguably one of the best children shows ever created.
“Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood,” Kaluuya said. “We’re excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test of time,” says Daniel.