My Friend Flicka: According to The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaker Michael Mayer has saddled up Fox 2000's My Friend Flicka, signing on to helm the feature adaptation, which is galloping toward a spring start in New Zealand.

Gil Netter is producing "Flicka" from a script by Larry Konner and Mark Rosenthal. Fox 2000's Rodney Ferrell and Erin Lindsey are overseeing for division topper Elizabeth Gabler. Based on the classic novel by Mary O'Hara, My Friend Flicka centers on determined teenage girl whose father gives her the horse of her dreams. It's set against the backdrop of a modern, working ranch in Wyoming.