According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is planning to bring The Flintstones franchise back to the big screen via a new project helmed by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production outfit, Gary Sanchez Productions. The script is being handled by their partner Chris Henchy (The Campaign.) The film is said to be animated, making it the modern stone age family’s first animated big screen appearance since the 1966 spy spoof The Man Called Flintstone (the less said about the 1994 live action film, the better.)
For the uninitiated, the Flintstones is a 2D animated series debuted by Hanna-Barbera in 1960. The show is patterned after the style of popular live action sitcoms from that era, with the twist being that everything is set in the “modern stone age,” where prehistoric people are shown to be living in a society that greatly resembles modern age, except technology is portrayed as a crude prehistoric facsimile of current day technology.