October 5th, 2011
02:43 PM ET
Fox 2000 is taking a bet that our current cultural nostalgia for the '60s will carry over to the box office. The studio is planning an adaptation of "Mr Ed," the 1960s show starring the eponymous talking horse, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The studio has acquired the rights to the popular TV series, and plans on turning it into a live-action family film. Just like in the show, the movie will use an actual horse to do the talking, and the studio plans to use CGI to animate the animal's mouth.
Fox 2000 doesn't have a writer or director attached to the project, but it is known that David Friendly of Friendly Films and Jim Mahoney are on board to produce. Friendly previously produced "Little Miss Sunshine" for Fox.
Considering how well family films starring various members of the animal kingdom have been doing at the box office lately, do you think this is a wise move?
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