A Film Adaptation Of ‘Youngblood’ Is In Development

Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN), a leading entertainment marketing & premium content production company, has partnered with Aircraft Pictures, a kids & family content company, to make a theatrical adaptation of the 1986 sports drama, Youngblood

It’s directed by Charles Officer (AKILLA’S ESCAPE). Principal photography is set to begin in 2023.

Dean Youngblood joins the Hamilton Bulldogs & must overcome toxic behavior on the ice & within himself to become an NHL draft pick. 

Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, and Keanu Reeves starred in the 1986 MGM film.

Here is what the article states –

The Youngblood adaptation is based on a script by screenwriters Josh Epstein & Kyle Rideout, Seneca Aaron and Officer. The film will be distributed in Canada by Photon Films and produced in association with Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin’s Bill O’Dowd and Emerson Davis will serve as Executive Producers, alongside Photon Films’ Mark Slone and Zanne Devine. Aircraft’s Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen will produce with Jake Yanowski serving as Co-Producer. The film will be made with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund, Ontario Creates and the Shaw Rocket Fund.

Officer commented on the news, saying: “The opportunity to re-imagine the beloved classic hockey drama Youngblood is a gift, and I am excited to bring a fresh story that centers on an African American hockey prodigy to the screen.”

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