Robert Rodriguez to Direct STX Entertainment’s Ugly Dolls

It’s been a busy month for Robert Rodriguez! We reported last week that after a period of inactivity, he was in talks to direct a remake of the John Carpenter classic, Escape from New York. Now, Deadline reports that Rodriguez will direct an animated film for STX Entertainment featuring the children’s toys, Ugly Dolls. The dolls were created by David Horvath’s Pretty Ugly LLC., and they are huge in Asia (one of the last consistent markets for movie ticket sales).

While horror fans know Rodriguez for films like Planet TerrorFrom Dusk till Dawn, and Sin City, he has been very successful with children’s entertainment at the box office. 2001’s Spy Kids earned $148 million worldwide on a production budget of $35 million and spawned three successful sequels. He has mastered the art of balancing financially successful mainstream hits with niche genre favorites, and the new projects on his plate reflect this practice.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information on upcoming Rodriguez projects as they break!

John Evans
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.
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