Common, Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions and Marc Platt are creating a characteristic live-action hybrid film about Scholastic’s The Magic Faculty Bus.
Joanna Cole wrote the books with Bruce Degen as illustrator. The science-centered sequence options the intrepid Ms. Frizzle and her class, who set out on discipline journeys of their familiar-looking yellow faculty bus that magically transforms right into a aircraft, submarine, spaceship, or surfboard, relying on the science idea being explored. Over 80 million books are in print of The Magic Faculty Bus worldwide.
Banks will play instructor extraordinaire Ms. Frizzle and she’s going to produce with Max Handelman for Brownstone Productions in addition to President and Chief Technique Officer Iole Lucchese and SVP & Basic Supervisor Caitlin Friedman of Scholastic Leisure, and Marc Platt and Adam Siegel of Marc Platt Productions. Alison Small serves as Govt Producer for Brownstone Productions.
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“We are delighted to bring to life the iconic Ms. Frizzle and her zest for knowledge and adventure in a fresh new way that inspires the next generation of kids to explore science and supports the dedicated teachers who help make science real and accessible for young learners every day,” stated Lucchese. “We’re also extremely excited to be working with such top-tier partners as Elizabeth Banks, Marc Platt Productions, Brownstone Productions, Universal Pictures, and all of the amazing talent assembled for this noteworthy feature film.”
Ryan Christians from Marc Platt Productions will oversee manufacturing with Sara Scott and Lexi Barta from Common Footage.
The Magic Faculty Bus books had been first tailored right into a PBS animated TV sequence, that includes Lily Tomlin within the starring function as Ms. Frizzle and aired for 18 consecutive years within the U.S. and in additional than 100 nations all over the world, making it the longest-running children science sequence in historical past. The sequence earned greater than 100 awards, together with an Emmy Award, Annenberg Award and Nationwide Schooling Affiliation Award.
An animated sequel to the unique sequence, The Magic Faculty Bus Rides Once more, that includes Kate McKinnon (SNL) as Ms. Frizzle’s sister, Fiona, debuted on Netflix in 2017. Multi-award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Within the Heights) sang the theme tune.