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Old 10-26-05, 11:57 AM
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FOX Hatches Plan to 'Destroy All Humans'
(Tuesday, October 25 04:35 PM)

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Adapting video games for feature films is a well-established, if not always successful, practice in Hollywood. The current No. 1 movie in America, in fact, is based on the videogame "Doom."
And while kids' shows based on games have aired in the past, no one has yet brought a video game adaptation to primetime. FOX and a writer-producer of "King of the Hill" aim to change that.

The network has brokered a deal with game maker THQ to adapt its title "Destroy All Humans!" as a computer-animated half-hour series, the showbiz trade papers say. The show, like the game, would follow the exploits of an alien named Crypto and poke fun at the conventions of Cold War-era science fiction.

"Destroy" has sold more than a million copies since its release in June. Its title pretty much sums up Crypto's mission; presumably the show would offer a few pauses in the mayhem for laughs.
Prime-time TV's forays into video-game adaptations have been few and far between. UPN's "Game Over," about a family of video-game characters (none of them taken from actual games), lasted only a few weeks in the spring of 2004.

Dauterive has written numerous "King of the Hill" episodes and shared in the show's 1999 Emmy win for outstanding animated program. He will write and executive produce "Destroy All Humans!" for 20th Century Fox TV.
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It's a promising premise, we'll see what happens.

I never even heard of "Game Over."
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I never even heard of "Game Over."
It was awful. The mom was like a spy sort of game character, the dad was a Nascar driver, the daughter I think like Lara Croft and the son was a First Person Shooter. And I think they had a pet alien.

Wait, I looked it up and here's the synopsis from Tv.com
As head of the Smashenburn household, Patrick Warburton (Kim Possible) as Rip the hotshot Grand Prix race car driver who rides and wrecks daily. His feisty and attractive wife, Lucy Liu (Ally McBeal) as Raquel, a modern working woman, juggling family and her exhilarating job as gun-toting, monster-fighting Agent Smashenburn. Their son, Elizabeth Daily (Rugrats) as Billy, a 13-year-old shallow, but trendy wannabe hip-hopster, who often argues with his 14-year-old sister, Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) as Alice, a cynical yet socially conscious teen. In the family's master plan to form a stronger bond, the Smashenburns attempt to find the perfect pet. Yet they end up with Artie Lange (MADtv) as Turbo, a 300-pound talking creature, whose favorite past times are robbing pawn shops, smoking stogies and creating mayhem all with an attitude. The friendly next-door neighbors are the Changs, a family of Kung Fu fighting Shaolin monks, including the attractive Dark Princess, a.k.a. Mom and her husband, Sam.
It seems like the type of idea that lends itself to a professor's class on the effects of the media and popular culture, not anything that people would enjoy.

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