Production company New Line Cinema has announced that it will be releasing a live-action film adaptation of one of Sanrio’s most-loved characters, Hello Kitty!
The studio claimed the rights to make the film back in 2019 and Jennifer Coyle is set to direct, who recently worked on an animated series of Harley Quinn. Leo Matsuda will also be directing, who’s known for big films such as Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.
Coyle shared, ‘This is not only a rare chance to bring a beloved character to life, but also to spread the message of love, friendship and inclusivity that Hello Kitty stands for. The world so needs her brand of joy and happiness’.
Matsuda added, ‘Growing up in Brazil with a Japanese family, I was surrounded by the whimsy of Hello Kitty and it served as a reminder that it’s okay to be different… I am delighted by this incredible opportunity to work with one of the most universally beloved characters and expand their relatable Sanrio stories even further.’
Meanwhile, no plot details have been disclosed yet, but Known Universe’s Lindsey Beer has already written the script and Beau Flynn and FlynnPictureCo. are set to produce the title.