DreamWorks Animation has acquired the film rights to the Good Luck Troll toys from Dam Things in Denmark, and plans to produce a feature film based on the popular figures.
The studio has hired sibling writers Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio to write the screenplay. Dannie Festa of Festa Entertainment, which brought the package to DreamWorks, will be executive producer on the film.
The Good Luck Troll dolls were created in 1959 by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam. The dolls caught on and became a craze in the 1960s and again in the 1990s.
‘My father would have been very happy to know that his Troll has found its dream partner in DreamWorks Animation,’ said Niels Dam, who now owns the family business.
Calle Ostergaard, CEO of Dam Things, added, ‘We have been planning to bring the Good Luck Troll toy line back into homes around the world and we are excited to see how the talented storytellers and artists at DreamWorks Animation will bring them to life.’
This is not the first time the Troll dolls have inspired animated projects: In 2005, Andy Heyward and his team at DIC Entertainment also created an animated series titled Trollz, based on the franchise.