Mattel and Solipsist Films have teamed up to developed 80s cartoon Dino-Riders for the big screen, with Alissa Phillips and Stephen L’Heureux producing for Solipsist, according to The Tracking Board.
The producers are currently looking for a writer to pen the script. The film has no studio attached to the project. With Jurassic World destroying the box office this summer expect more dinosaur films to fight for your dollar. Dino-Riders would give the audience giant dinosaurs with guns! Who doesn’t want to see that?
What you could see in a Dino-Riders film:
The Valorians were a peaceful race that had lived in Cellardyke until the evil Rulons came and attacked them. The Valorians tried to escape from the Rulon assault and attempted to use their “Space Time Energy Projector” (S.T.E.P.) to do so, however something went wrong and they ended up being sent back through time 65 million years to the age of the dinosaurs. Unknown to them, the Rulons in the spaceship Dreadlock were also sent back through time when the S.T.E.P. was activated.
The Valorians, led by Questar, after making planet-fall use their AMP necklaces to telepathically communicate with the dinosaurs they come across and befriend them. The Rulons, led by their leader Emperor Krulos, on the other hand used brainwashing devices known as brain-boxes to control dinosaurs for their own ends. The Rulons then launched an attack on the Valorians, who call upon their dinosaur friends to assist them in fighting back. After successfully defeating the Rulons, the Valorians declare themselves to be the Dino-Riders.
Dino-Riders aired for one season (14 episodes) in 1988. The series was primarily a promotion to launch a new Tyco toy line.