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Bandit03
07-02-09, 11:35 AM
Taken from here (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=56844)

Universal has won a four-studio bidding war to pick up the film rights to the classic Atari video game "Asteroids," says The Hollywood Reporter. Matthew Lopez will write the script for the feature adaptation, which will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

In "Asteroids," initially released as an arcade game in 1979, a player controlled a triangular space ship in an asteroid field. You can play an unofficial version of the game below!

Universal is also developing movies based on Hasbro board game properties such as "Battleship," "Candyland," "Ouija," "Monopoly" and "Clue."

There were four studios in a bidding war for this?? :lol:

The Infidel
07-02-09, 11:58 AM
Every day, we move closer and closer to the prophesized Idiocracy.

JasonF
07-02-09, 12:07 PM
From the studio that brought you "Frogger", "Q*Bert", and "Pong: A Love Story" ...

Numanoid
07-02-09, 12:26 PM
If they do it completely in 2-D vector graphics, I'm there. Ooh, they also have to make it so that when the ship disappears off the left-hand side of the movie screen, it instantly reappears on the right-hand side.

Special appearance by vector graphic Bruce Willis as the UFO pilot.

Groucho
07-02-09, 12:29 PM
Here's the plot of the only other movie the screenwriter has done:

Following the conviction of a DWI, a local jazz drummer is forced to do community service at a school for the blind where he meets a boy learning how to play the drums.

I can see why he was first choice for this.

Solid Snake
07-02-09, 12:37 PM
Cuz he can do the impossible?

tanman
07-03-09, 12:17 AM
Universal is also developing movies based on Hasbro board game properties such as "Battleship," "Candyland," "Ouija," "Monopoly" and "Clue."

Are these really true? I heard about Battleship but really? Candyland and Ouija? And what about the Where's Waldo movie? Universal doing that as well?

This really makes the Full House movie look like a really legit idea.

You know who really deserves a raise? Whoever is responsible hyping these rights to the point that 4 studios get into a bidding war over a 1970's era video game. Whoever that person is is a genius.

Maxflier
07-03-09, 12:36 AM
Why would there be a bidding war over this? It's a game about shooting asteroids.....
It's not like the brand name "Asteroids" is going to draw people in on it's own. If you want to make a movie about asteroids, then just do it. It's not like the game had some great story that you can bring to the big screen. This is truly baffling, are you sure this isn't from the onion?

The Infidel
07-03-09, 01:21 AM
Universal is also developing movies based on Hasbro board game properties such as "Battleship," "Candyland," "Ouija," "Monopoly" and "Clue."

Are these really true? I heard about Battleship but really? Candyland and Ouija? And what about the Where's Waldo movie? Universal doing that as well?
Ouija has already been done. Remember "Witchboard"?

phobos78
07-03-09, 01:26 AM
I can't wait for Chutes and Ladders...its going to be epic!

JumpCutz
07-03-09, 01:36 AM
Next up: feature films based on TV commercials. Miller Genuine Draft, Breck shampoo, Sprint mobile etc... hot new properties, all veritable gold mines.

Ronnie Dobbs
07-03-09, 09:27 AM
I heard Alexander Payne bought the rights to Dizzy Dizzy Dinosaur. It'll be Leaving Las Vegas meets Jurassic Park.

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9gVbYDEAuxg&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/9gVbYDEAuxg&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

edstein
07-03-09, 09:45 AM
Here is the first clip from the movie. At least they updated the CG.

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naitram
07-03-09, 10:49 AM
Haha what a joke...at least with something like the Super Mario Bros. movie you had known characters to work with, and look how that still turned out. These people must be truly tapped for material.

I'd write a "Hungry Hungry Hippos" script for them if they paid me...

DaveCole
07-03-09, 11:03 AM
Don't we already have Armageddon?

RocShemp
07-03-09, 11:40 AM
I'd write a "Hungry Hungry Hippos" script for them if they paid me...

Will you make sure that it features rampaging, blood-thirsty hippos, and tons of random sex and nudity? Cos that's the only way to do it right.

mcnabb
07-03-09, 05:55 PM
From the studio that brought you "Frogger", "Q*Bert", and "Pong: A Love Story" ...

I can't wait for:

DigDug and the Search for the Lost Arc

Night Stalker:The Dark Night

Missile Command:Salvation

Defender: The Last Starfighter Part 2

tylergfoster
07-03-09, 07:46 PM
Posted this in the View-Master thread, but it's more appropriate here:

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Drexl
07-03-09, 09:01 PM
You know, Pitfall might make a decent movie. Although, it would probably just be an Indiana Jones knockoff.

It seems to have disappeared from the internet, but years ago there was an article with parodies such as Ken Burns' Frogger, Ms. Pac-Man's Diary (like Bridget Jones), and Pong: The Movie. It was at Moviefone, but the page is gone.

Rockmjd23
07-03-09, 09:05 PM
I wonder if it will have the constant "dun-dun, dun-dun" sound in the background like in the Atari 2600 version.

I want to see a Breakout movie, where it's just 2 hours of this guy in this spacesuit using a ball trying to break free of rows of colored rectangles.
The cartridge even gave us a scene:
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7425/sdffsssfd.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/sdffsssfd.jpg/)

calhoun07
07-04-09, 12:15 AM
Why are they talking about making Clue into a movie? They already made a Clue movie and it was rather entertaining. Of course, the game itself is a whodunnit, not just a triangular shape shooting at rocks in space, so obviously it had more to work with in developing a story...

taffer
07-04-09, 04:14 AM
Minesweeper: The Movie:


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Kim Olav Svines
07-04-09, 07:06 AM
Am I the only one who actually would like to see a Frogger movie? (As long as they keep the Frogger song (Froggy's Lament by Buckner & Garcia). :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4pJmgKOk34&feature=PlayList&p=7C4AB199580A06CC&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=30&fmt=18

kenbuzz
07-04-09, 09:37 AM
I'd write a "Hungry Hungry Oprahs" script for them if they paid me...Fixed

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/thumb/6/67/Hippos.jpg/200px-Hippos.jpg

mhg83
07-05-09, 03:44 PM
hmnn i smell Michael Bay all over this.

slop101
07-05-09, 03:48 PM
Hollywood is scared shitless of throwing money at something original, so they have to use a property with some built-in penetration and public recognition, regardless of how retarded the idea is, so some of their marketing will already be done for them.

"Oh, Asteroids? I've heard of that! Maybe I'll go see a movie of it."

In this current environment original big-budget genre movies like Star Wars would never be made - though considering the preequels, that wouldn't have been such a bad thing.

mhg83
07-05-09, 04:57 PM
part of the script was leaked:
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj184/mhg83/12294-138517-AsteroidsPage1jpg-nosc.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj184/mhg83/122945-138517-AsteroidsPage2jpg-nos.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj184/mhg83/122946-138517-AsteroidsPage3jpg-nos.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj184/mhg83/122947-138517-AsteroidsPage4jpg-nos.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj184/mhg83/122948-138517-AsteroidsPage5jpg-nos.jpg

last page is :rotfl:

old-boo-radley
07-06-09, 07:41 AM
Judging from the script it's going to be as bad as I thought, but they're going in a completely different direction than I expected.

I just can't believe there's a fucking bidding war for Asteroids. It's so generic. At least Space Invaders would sound cool and look nostalgic on a poster.

Greg MacGuffin
07-06-09, 10:21 AM
Judging from the script it's going to be as bad as I thought, but they're going in a completely different direction than I expected.

My sarcasm detector may be stalling, but I'm pretty sure the leaked script is a joke.

rexinnih
07-06-09, 10:23 AM
Lord Asteroid, Megan Fox, please let these pages be a joke.

Breakfast with Girls
07-06-09, 10:49 AM
Lord Asteroid, Megan Fox, please let these pages be a joke.-ohbfrank-

Giles
07-06-09, 10:51 AM
now if 70% of the film is errant asteroids crashing into a boatload of international cities and mass destruction it could work - give it to Bay though and you automatically have a two and half hour movie.