Well Hello, Kitty. Yes, one of the world’s most well known felines will be soon be making its Hollywood debut. Sanrio, the Japanese company behind the iconic feline, has granted film rights to the Warner Bros. label New Line Cinema and Flynn Picture Company to develop the character’s first English-language feature film. Along with Hello Kitty, the studio has also been granted the use of other popular characters including Gudetama, My Melody and Little Twin Stars.
Details of the partnership are unclear at this time other than Beau Flynn will produce and Wendy Jacobson will executive produce for Flynn Picture. The search for a writer for the project is reported to be under way. This should be exciting news for Hello Kitty fans as it will soon have US feature film to go along with its appearance in comic books, TV series, video games and a number of Japanese language animated films. Not to mention the huge amount of merchandise with the Hello Kitty brand.
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