To the bus! This week Scholastic Entertainment made an exciting announcement: it’s partnering with Brownstone Productions and Universal Pictures to bring the first live-action hybrid and full-length film of The Magic School Bus to life!
The movie is based on the best-selling Scholastic book series by author Joanna Cole and illustrator Bruce Degen, which has never been brought to the big screen it its 26-year history. Elizabeth Banks has already been cast as everyone’s fave teacher, Ms. Frizzle.
“We are delighted to bring to life the iconic Ms. Frizzle and her zest for knowledge and adventure in a fresh new way that inspires the next generation of kids to explore science and supports the dedicated teachers who help make science real and accessible for young learners every day,” said Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer Iole Lucchese.
The famed series has over 80 million books in print worldwide and spent 18 years on PBS as an animated show featuring Lily Tomlin. No word yet on the release date of the new film, so stay tuned!