Get excited, Spice Girls fans! Karen McCullah and Kiwi Smith, whose credits include The House Bunny and Legally Blonde, are said to be writing the script.
Even cooler is that the senior team behind Paramount Animation is largely made up of women, which feels appropriately fierce and feminist given the Spice Girls' longtime message of girl power.
According to the outlet, president of Paramount Animation Mireille Soria has revealed that the Spice Girls animated movie is now in the early stages of development.
Rumors began swirling back in March 2018 after Variety first reported that a Spice Girls animated superhero movie was in the works, with each member playing a superhero version of her Spice Girl alter ego-complete, of course, with her own individual "girl power". Their last film Spice World, released in 1997, was panned by critics but has become a cult classic in the two decades since. Released at the height of the Spice Girls' cultural power, the film proved to be a box office hit, marking the then-highest debut for a Super Bowl Weekend, and raking in $151 million worldwide. Starting off are The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge (May 2020) and Rumble (July 2020), which is based on Rob Harrell's graphic novel Monster on a Hill.