Thomas & Friends Movie In Works With World War Z Director
When the first surprise of Forster steaming forward toward Thomas & Friends wears off, it seems entirely fitting that the filmmaker who brought life to the terrifying zombies of World War Z will Thomas the Train, the celebrity of this long-running children’s show Thomas & Friends, is on track to make his big-screen reunite, with a surprising creative force technology the film: World War Z director Marc Forster.
Also known as Thomas the Tank Engine, the little engine is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Created in 1945 by Rev. W. Awdry as a character story he wrote for his son Christopher, Thomas chugged on tv with Thomas & Friends in 1984, together with season 24 now airing on Nick Jr.
Last month, the toy company announced the development of a new Hot Wheels film from Now You See Me’s writers. That followed last year’s news that the firm was teaming with Blumhouse for a Magic 8 Ball horror film.
Doubt true that the train counts countless kids as lovers, parents Trusting that Forster taps into his talent for jump-scares and engineers a Mattel declared that Thomas & Friends would shortly become a “four-quadrant family adventure that blends live-action and cartoon” with Forster directing and producing, from a script by novices Alyssa Hill (forthcoming A Taste of Electricity ) and Jesse Wigutow, who’s worked on as-yet-unproduced entrances in the Tron and The Crow franchises. Mattel Films head Robbie Brenner – who’s also driving the Hot Wheels movie – will executive produce.
A scary movie where Thomas finally lives up to his dreadful potential. The traditionally wholesome franchise, the director admitted he is a longtime fan of the small Tank Engine who could. “Thomas has been a personal favorite of mine since childhood,” he explained.