The last time the original five— Melanie Brown (Scary), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty), Geri Halliwell (Ginger) and Victoria Beckham (Posh), got together for the movie Spice World was at the peak of their career back in 1997 which followed their original album Spice in 1996. The cult–like-girl-group craze spawned hits like “Wannabe,” “Say You’ll Be There,” and “2 Become 1” while 1997’s Spice World featured “Spice Up Your Life,” “Too Much” and “Stop”.
“I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want!”
The animated movie will include Spice Girls classics as well as new songs! The Spice Girls “had an idea that we’ve been developing,” Paramount Animation President Mireille Soria tells The Hollywood Reporter, “They are very involved.”
Soria credits Jim Gianopulos — who came over from Fox to serve as Paramount’s chairman and CEO in March 2017 — for the vision to build an animation studio at Paramount, whose animation history ranges from Betty Boop to Rango.
“We are all about a diverse slate of movies, but the common denominator being quality, story, heart,” says Soria. What more better story and heart than bringing back the Spice Girls?!