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The Get Out star’s new film is a children’s classic with a disturbing twist

by Stewart Cole

Barney he’s a dinosaur from our imagination, and when he’s tall, it’s what we call… surreal feeling? Well, based on what we know so far about Daniel Kaluuya’s new Barney the Dinosaur movie, it sounds like it might be.

Yes, not to be confused with The Barbie Movie, Mattel’s other upcoming toy-based movie, our favorite big purple freak will be the star of his own movie. It’s also getting an animated series (okay, since when is Barney a bona fide Hollywood climber?), but we’re more interested in his upcoming big-screen adventure based on this news.

The Barney movie will feature Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya, one of the best actors of recent years. And based on comments from Mattel Films executive Kevin McKeon, it looks like it might be a little closer to a Jordan Peele movie than your typical family movie.

Describing the Barney film as “surreal”, McKeon gave some insight into the atmosphere we can expect from the new film inspired by the star of the prehistoric TV series.

“We’re leaning into the millennial angst of the property instead of perfecting it for kids,” he said. [via The New Yorker]. “It really is a game for adults. Not that it’s R-rated, but it’s going to focus on some of the trials and tribulations of being in your thirties, growing up with Barney — right at the level of frustration within the generation.”

Honestly, we think that sounds incredible. But the one thing that raises our eyebrows more than anything else is the comparison to a certain film company that has shocked us with some of the most disturbing and exciting films we’ve seen in the last decade.

Apparently, McKeon sold the idea to partners as an “A24-type” project. “It would be so bold of us and really emphasize that we’re here to make art,” he added.

The idea of ​​a toy company producing “art” might sound as believable as, say, Disney’s live-action remakes being about memories, not money. But with Barbie’s release date still to come, they might just prove themselves. We’ll be watching and waiting to find out, either way.

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