Back in 2019 it was announced that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema had picked up the film rights to the hugely successful merchandising phenomenon Hello Kitty, and now comes word that Jennifer Coyle (Harley Quinn, Bob’s Burgers) and Leo Matsuda (Inner Workings, Yokai Samba) have been set to direct a live-action/animation hybrid movie adaptation.
“This is not only a rare chance to bring a beloved character to life, but also to spread the message of love, friendship and inclusivity that Hello Kitty stands for,” said Coyle. “The world so needs her brand of joy and happiness.”. “Growing up in Brazil with a Japanese family, I was surrounded by the whimsy of Hello Kitty and it served as a reminder that it’s okay to be different,” added Matsuda.
“Along with Jen, FlynnPictureCo. and New Line, I am delighted by this incredible opportunity to work with one of the most universally beloved characters and expand their relatable Sanrio stories even further.”. “We are extremely lucky to have found in Jennifer and Leo, two directors who not only share a profound connection to the unforgettable characters Shintaro Tsuji and Sanrio have created over the past 40-plus years with Hello Kitty and her friends, but also have the imagination, talent and heart to bring this iconic world to life on the big screen,” said New Line president Richard Brener.
Hello Kitty movie production status is currentlyDevelopment . March 6, 2021 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight' Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda are on-board to direct for New Line Cinema.
Who's Involved:. Beau Flynn, Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Wendy Jacobson, Leo Matsuda, Jennifer Coyle. N/A NOT AVAILABLE MPA. Language: English . A Hello Kitty feature film. from deadline.com . Poll: Will you see Hello Kitty? No cast available. A look at the Hello Kitty behind-the-scenes crew and production team.
The film's writer Lindsey Beer last wroteChaos Walking andSierra Burgess Is A Loser. The film will mark the first time Hello Kitty is on the big screen (3/6/2021). This will be an animated/live-action hybrid film (3/6/2021). Based on the character created by Yuko Shimizu. March 2021: The film was in Development status. Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda are on-board to direct for New Line Cinema.
Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda are on-board to direct for New Line Cinema. March 2019: The film was in Development status. July 2015: The film was in Announced status. Sanrio is planning to finance and produce a feature based on the Hello Kitty character and release it globally in 2019. Sanrio is planning to finance and produce a feature based on the Hello Kitty character and release it globally in 2019.
Hello Kitty is coming out To Be Announced (TBA). When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an commission. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. ”Hybrid” project looks to be following in the footsteps of Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog. Hello Kitty is the hardest working cat in show business, and the Sanrio star is on her way to becoming a Hollywood one as well. Entertainment’s California-based New Line Cinema has just announced who’ll be helming Kitty-chan’s first-ever U.S.-produced, and first-ever live-action, movie.
Making up one half of the co-directing duo is Jennifer Coyle, whose recent credits include producer for HBO Max’s animated Harley Quinn series, Scooby-Doo!