Harald Zwart, Chris McKay and Mike Cahill ("Another Earth") are in contention to direct the movie for Sony and Escape Artists
The popular Mattel brand launched in 2010
Film based on superhero character will kick off multi-picture deal with Open Road
The announcement comes after Mattel closes $680 million acquistion of the company behind the lovable tank engine
Donna Douglas, a.k.a. Elly May Clampett, sued Mattel and CBS's consumer products division because of an Elly May Barbie doll
The toymaker expects to close a deal to acquire the maker of Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder by 2012
Jury slaps toy giant with $3 million in damages, after it had sought $1 billion dollars from rival company
The Mattel toy property is in negotiations to be preemptively picked up by the studio.
View-Master, Monopoly, Ouija will follow "Tranformers," "G.I. Joe" to the big screen.