Will Ferrell and Anchorman director/writer Adam McKay are developing a CGI-animated Flintstones pic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Chris Henchy (The Campaign) will write the script.
The Flintstones, which no longer have the cachet that they once did, are considered a cultural relic to anyone under the age of 20—if the characters are even recognized. They are in desperate need of a fresh take. Who knows if Ferrell and McKay are capable of delivering a good reboot, but I have more faith in them than Seth MacFarlane, who unsuccessfully attempted to reboot the property with his predictable sense of humor.
At this point it’s unknown if this film is of the two unannounced animated pics that Warner Bros. will release in 2017-’18, but it’s unlikely since this project is still in the early stages of development and not greenlit.