NEWS

Bob Weinstein unveils Furby movie for TWC-Dimension

Published on: 7th November 2016

According to Hasbro executives, Stephen Davis and Joel Feldman, the Furby film will be a live-action and CGI hybrid.

furby480Joel and Stephen, the company’s chief content officer, noted that Hasbro has already seen significant success in Hollywood with the Transformers and Ouija franchises.

“We think that this can resonate as a four-quadrant film,” Stephen said. “It can’t just be a 90-minute commercial.”

Bob Weinstein noted that the company is best known for fare aimed at mainstream global audiences, such as the Scream and Spy Kids franchises, while brother Harvey is in charge of the risk-taking projects through The Weinstein Company. He credited TWC president David Glasser with advising him to change course by focusing on fewer movies with bigger budgets.

“In the past, I was producing and releasing between seven and eight films a year and the quality suffered,” Bob said. “Going forward, I decided on bringing my productions to three or four year at the most. I’ve also decided to make them bigger budgets, more director and star driven, but still with the idea of creating franchises of a bigger nature.”

RECENT ARTICLES

Remake, remodel…it’s the Friday Blog!

Smyths Toys and Magic Star partner on exclusive Oscar deal

August to see furlough scheme employers pay 20% of wages

The Lego Group unveils new addition to Lego Technic range

New licensed product and US streaming options announced for 44 Cats

Character Group publishes half year results

Thursday 28th May – Latest toy industry reaction to coronavirus outbreak

Future Rays throws support behind Rays of Sunshine charity initiative

BLE opens entries for License This! competition

Trade between the US and Hong Kong under threat