“Furbys” Film, “$6B Dollar Man” Sequel Talk

With the American Film Market underway, Bob Weinstein has unveiled a five film slate for the TWC-Dimension label, the most high profile being a film based on Hasbro’s “Furby” toy line.

Huge in the late 1990s, Furbys are owl-like robotic toys with speaking capabilities in dozens of languages. The film will be a live-action and CGI hybrid but there’s no director attached to the project at present.

Mark Wahlberg was also on hand to offer an endorsement of the Damian Szifron-directed “Six Billion Dollar Man” in which Wahlberg will star and he says he hopes will yield multiple sequels.

The third project of the slate is Lars Klevberg’s “Polaroid” based on his short film about a Polaroid camera that murders those who come in contact with it. Roy Lee (“The Ring,” “The Grudge”) will develop the project.

The fourth is the previously announced Robert De Niro comedy “The War with Grandpa” which Christopher Walken and Eugene Levy have also hopped onboard for. The story follows a boy is forced to move out of his room when his recently widowed grandfather moves in.

The fifth is Anne Fletcher’s “Murder Mystery” about an American couple in Europe who get caught up in murder mystery. Helen Mirren, Eugenio Derbez, Colin Farrell, Jean Dujardin and Til Schweiger are all slated to star.

All five projects on the TWC slate have completed scripts.

Source: Variety