November 11, 2006 02:02:34 GMT
"Bratz: The Movie" will be distributed domestically by Lionsgate Films who also gets the exclusive home entertainment rights to its direct-to-DVD animated features.
Everything appears to go quite smooth for "Bratz: The Movie." After successfully taking "Raise Your Voice" helmer Sean McNamara in, the project now is getting Lionsgate Films on its side as the company has reportedly acquired the domestic distribution rights to the flick as well as the exclusive North American home entertainment rights to the animated features of the franchise that will be go directly to DVD format.
Scheduled to begin filming in February next year, the picture will be the first live-action movie based on the popular "Bratz" fashion dolls. The story concerns four teenage girls coming from different social and economic background who join forces together under the name of Bratz.
Lining up behind McNamara is "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" writer Susan Estelle Jansen who has already been tapped to work on the script instead of John Doolittle as reported before. Benedict Carver, Avi Arad, Isaac Larian, and Steven Paul will all serve as producers.