Robert Rodriguez Directing UGLY DOLLS

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Movie News

Hot on the heels of him reportedly being in talks to helm the Escape from New York remake, Robert Rodriguez has signed on to direct STX Entertainment’s animated Ugly Dolls movie.

Variety broke the news, with Rodriguez, of course, known to genre fans for the likes of the El Mariachi Trilogy, From Dusk Till Dawn, the Spy Kids franchise, the Sin City movies, Planet Terror, and the Machete pictures.

As for Ugly Dolls, if you’re not familiar with them, they’re a brand of plush toys that are basically just a bunch of, well, you guessed it, ugly dolls. Created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the toys were launched in early 2001 and known simply as "Uglydolls" at that point.

STX picked up the cinematic rights to the Ugly Dolls property back in 2015, and Rodriguez will also produce the animated effort through his Troublemaker Studios. At present, the Ugly Dolls film has been pencilled in for a May 10th, 2019 release.

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local STARBURST stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. For our digital edition (available to read on your iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows 8, Samsung and/or Huawei device - all for just £1.99), visit MAGZTER DIGITAL NEWSSTAND.

CLICK TO BUY!

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB:



Suggested Articles:
Well, this is certainly some news we didn’t expect to be hearing today: a Joker origin movie is in
Horror Channel FrightFest has revealed that its ‘Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration’ is, in fa
As the Hellboy reboot continues to assemble its cast, the film has added Ed Skrein to its ranks. Co
With Bryan Singer continuing to develop his Rami Malek-headlined Freddie Mercury biopic, the movie h
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner