Piggybacking off the success of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic animated series, as well as the IDW comics book series, Hasbro has green-lit a live-action film titled My Little Pony: Friendship Is Rare.
The Care Bears will make a guest appearance!
Titled My Little Pony: Friendship Is Rare, expectations are high for this one, as Geeks Of Doom has learned exclusively that the beloved Ponies and loveable Bears will be played by Fran Drescher, Gilbert Gottfried, Wanda Sykes, Rosie Perez, and Jack Black in LARPer costumes. Black will play what he says is his dream role as a minotaur in the film, while his musical outfit Tenacious D will provide the soundtrack, including their #1 hit “Friendship”.
Another indication that Hasbro is banking big on this one is that they’ve slated it for a February release, February 29, 2015 to be exact – you can’t get a better slot than that!
No word yet on who is directing it, though our sources say that Ben Affleck is willing to put Argo 2: Back To Tehran on hold if he can helm My Little Pony, as it will surely finally garner him that Best Director Oscar nod.
Much like the ultra-successful The Smurfs movie of 2011, My Little Pony could be the breakaway film of 2015. Taking not just one, but two, of the most endearing franchises from the eighties and revamping them for today’s movie-goer in a live-action setting will not be an easy task, but I have faith that this will be every bit as good as the Garfield movie that is still lauded as a filmography masterpiece.