06 Mar 2019 1:23 PM +00:00 UTC

New Line Cinema Working on a Hello Kitty Movie (For Real)

It seems like anything can be a movie these days; emojis, lego, dogs, if a company has an idea that can make money, studios will take it. Seems like Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema are hoping to make money from people who like cute things as New Line has acquired the license to make a Hello Kitty movie.

No joke, a Hello Kitty movie. At least it makes more sense than emojis and memes getting one.

Sanrio founder, President and CEO Shintaro Tsuji had this to say about the movie:

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"I am extremely pleased that Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters will be making their Hollywood debut. Hello Kitty has long been a symbol of friendship and we hope this film will only serve to grow that circle of friendship around the world."

Richard Brener, President and Chief Creative Officer, and Carolyn Blackwood, President and Chief Content Officer, New Line Cinema, said in a joint statement:

"We are thrilled to partner with Sanrio and FlynnPictureCo. on developing a film based on this treasured icon. It's a rare privilege to have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of such timeless IP. Hello Kitty and her friends have been part of our shared culture for decades, and we look forward to exploring where her newest adventure will take her."

As of this writing, no release date for the Hello Kitty movie has been released.

Via Deadline

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