Because OF COURSE Someone Wants to Make a Dino-Riders Movie

Somehow the 80s nostalgia train hasn’t moved on, as apparently according to The Tracking Board Mattel wants to develop a Dino-Riders movie. Dino-Riders, for those of you not in your mid-thirties, was a short lived toyline and 1988 TV show about people… who rode dinosaurs with lasers. That’s pretty much the whole thing right there. The show itself was only fourteen episodes long, so you’d be forgiven if you have zero memory of it.

Dino-Riders, while awesome, was mostly just remembered for the toyline.

Well, Mattel is apparently teaming up with Solipsist Film to develop the film with Alissa Phillips and Stephen L’Heureux producing. It’s still early, and they’re currently looking for a writer for the project. It also has yet to find a studio, so this may all end up never materializing.

…but man, big screen Dino-Riders would be glorious.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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