The Magic School Bus Is Getting A Live-Action Movie With An A-Listing Star

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‘Beep, beep’ Seat belts everybody! It’s been over 20 years for the reason that authentic Magic School Bus animated collection concluded its run, and whereas there’s a more moderen cartoon that launched Ms. Frizzle’s loopy adventures along with her college students to at this time’s youths, phrase’s are available in {that a} live-action Magic School Bus film is within the works, and Elizabeth Banks has been solid to play the eccentric instructor.

Along with her Ms. Frizzle duties, Elizabeth Banks may even be placing on her producer’s hat for the live-action Magic School Bus film, as her manufacturing firm, Brownstone Productions, is teaming with Scholastic Leisure, Marc Platt Productions (which has tackled films like La La Land and Mary Poppins Returns) and Common Photos to carry the undertaking to life. Right here’s what Iole Lucchese from Scholastic Leisure needed to say in regards to the Magic School Bus film shifting ahead (by way of THR):

We’re delighted to carry to life the enduring Ms. Frizzle and her zest for data and journey in a contemporary new method that evokes the following technology of youngsters to discover science and helps the devoted academics who assist make science actual and accessible for younger learners day-after-day.

Based mostly on the same-named collection of books by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, the unique Magic School Bus collection adopted Valerie Frizzle, voiced by Lily Tomlin, taking her college students aboard a reworking, yellow college bus fantastical area journeys, from shrinking all the way down to enterprise inside a human physique, to touring to historic time intervals. Tomlin scored the 1996 Emmy for Excellent Performer in an Animated Program for the Ms. Frizzle position, and the collection itself, which ran from 1994-1997, scored quite a few Emmy nominations, amongst different accolades.

Lower to 2017, Netflix premiered The Magic School Bus Rides Once more, which was a sequel to the unique animated collection quite than a reboot. On this incarnation, it’s the Kate McKinnon-voiced Fiona Frizzle, Valerie’s youthful sister, who used that great college bus to take college students on instructional area journeys, though Lilly Tomlin did reprise Valerie for a handful of episodes. The Magic School Bus Rides Once more didn’t final fairly so long as its predecessor, concluding in April 2018 with its second season.

So with the Magic School Bus franchise having already properly coated books and animated exhibits, making the soar to the large display screen for a live-action story is a becoming subsequent step. I think about this film will probably be utterly separated from the animated TV exhibits, however who is aware of, possibly there’ll be a method to by some means tie all three of those tasks collectively, making for a Magic School Bus shared universe/multiverse of kinds.

This marks Scholastic Leisure’s newest foray into theatrical films, with their different current tasks together with Goosebumps, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, the upcoming Clifford the Huge Crimson Canine and the upcoming Animorphs. As for Elizabeth Banks, her current work consists of Brightburn, Charlie’s Angels and Mrs. America.

Maintain checking again with CinemaBlend for extra updates on the live-action Magic School Bus film, and within the meantime, you may look by means of our 2020 launch schedule to be taught what films are purported to arrive in theaters later this 12 months.


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