Daniel Kaluuya is bringing the famous purple dinosaur back and will have all of us singing that iconic song again,” I love you..You Love me..”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kaluuya will be producing a movie based off the Mattel Toy, Barney the Dinosaur, through his production company.
“Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood,” Kaluuya, who will soon do a star turn in the eagerly anticipated film Queen & Slim, told the Hollywood Reporter. “We’re excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test of time.”
Barney made his TV debut with the 1992 launch of Barney & Friends.
Barney’s entrance onto the big screen, backed by Mattel Films, will mark yet another Mattel toy gone Hollywood, with Barney joining such iconic figures as Barbie, Hot Wheels and Master of the Universe, per the Daily Beast.
“Working with Daniel Kaluuya will enable us to take a completely new approach to Barney that will surprise audiences and subvert expectations,” Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner told THR. “The project will speak to the nostalgia of the brand in a way that will resonate with adults, while entertaining today’s kids.”