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May 28 2013

Trolls Gets a Director, Plot and a Release Date

No matter how much of a laugh people had at the idea of a movie based on the Troll dolls, the project is moving forward with the announcement today of a director, plot and a release date.

Mike Mitchell (Sky High, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) will be sitting in the director’s chair, while Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Up All Night) will take up the writing duties. “Mike and Erica are the perfect team to reimagine this film,” said Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke.  “Mike’s pedigree in shaping stories with already beloved characters is second to none, and Erica’s amazing sense of comedy will introduce the Trolls to a new generation of fans while keeping the spirit and appeal audiences have loved for years.”

As for the plot? Well, it will “be a grand scale musical comedy centering around how the Trolls came into their vibrant and colorful hair.”

I’m not kidding. That somehow passes for a plot these days.

I normally don’t like to cheer for failure, but this movie needs to fail. It needs to be a lesson to Hollywood about licensing any old project.

Trolls will hit theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.

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