(Featured Image: Sanrio / Yuko Shimizu)
As reported by Deadline, New Line has announced the directors for their planned Hello Kitty animated/live-action movie will be Jen Coyle (who directed Harley Quinn and several seasons of Bob’s Burgers) and Leo Matsuda (who has worked on Zootopia and Big Hero 6).
The movie will be produced by FlynnPictureCo. working with Sanrio. No information has been given so far in regards to the plot. Hello Kitty was created in 1974 by Yuko Shimizu. An anthropomorphic bobtail cat in the 3rd grade (though later some would say she is a little girl in a catsuit), she would go on to become one of the most iconic characters ever created, with brand owner Sanrio creating everything from clothes to cars, and more.
While there have been several Hello Kitty animes, OVAs, and anime films, she has yet to grace the big screen in a proper full-length Hello Kitty Theatrical feature.
Stay tuned for more information about the Hello Kitty theatrical film.