Elizabeth Banks to play lead in live-action adaptation of The Magic School Bus, announces Scholastic Entertainment
The Magic School Bus revolves around a group of school children who board a yellow school bus for field trips to such unlikely places as outer space or the human digestive system.
The Magic School Bus has travelled everywhere from Pluto to inside the human body. Now it’s going somewhere new: the big screen.
Scholastic Entertainment said on Thursday, 25 June, that it will make “a feature-length, live-action hybrid film” based on the animated TV show that ran from 1994 to 1997. Elizabeth Banks will play the manic science teacher Ms Frizzle.
The Magic School Bus, adapted from a series of books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen, revolves around a group of school children who board a yellow school bus for field trips to such unlikely places as outer space or the human digestive system.
Lilly Tomlin supplied the voice for Ms Frizzle in the original cartoon series and Kate McKinnon voiced her sister in a recent Netflix reboot, The Magic School Bus Rides Again.
The film version will be led by Scholastic Entertainment, Brownstone Productions, Marc Platt Productions and Universal Pictures. No anticipated date for the release was given or any other cast.
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