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Asteroids: The Movie

07.02.2009

Though perhaps a little late on the whole killer asteroid/meteor craze that was so popular in the late-90s, Universal has won the rights to make a film based on the 1979 Atari game "Asteroids." Actually the movie will likely resemble more the game's box (right) than the game itself, which featured no color and used only 6KB of code.

For those of you too young to remember "Asteroids," it was basically a little triangular ship that had to fly around space shooting the asteroids plummeting towards Earth. Beyond that, the game had zero plot and the onus to create one from scratch will be on Uni and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (TRANSFORMERS, GI JOE). As Hollywood Reporter points out though, that shouldn't be new to them though as they're currently coming up with plots to plotless games like "Candyland" and "Battleship."

I won't get into how moronic this idea is (why get into a bidding war when you're essentially creating the plot from scratch?), but if you were going to adapt an early-80s-era video game into a movie, why not GALAGA? That at least has something to it. Or just take the money that you spent to get "Asteroids" and put it back into BIOSHOCK a movie based on a game that actually has an intriguing storyline...

Extra Tidbit: The maximum high score in "Asteroids" is 99,990, after which is reverts to zero.
Source: THR

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2:57PM on 07/03/2009

really?

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1:56PM on 07/03/2009

TETRIS!!

This should prolly drive someone to make Tetris: The Movie! Its about how hollywood writers are trying to make the best of whatever ideas they have and come out with a movie!
This should prolly drive someone to make Tetris: The Movie! Its about how hollywood writers are trying to make the best of whatever ideas they have and come out with a movie!
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8:20AM on 07/03/2009

Gradius: The Movie

I was actually thinking the other day what a cool movie Gradius would make.

Astroids, that's probably gonna fucking suck.
I was actually thinking the other day what a cool movie Gradius would make.

Astroids, that's probably gonna fucking suck.
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8:18AM on 07/03/2009
Al Pacino is Q-Bert.
I'd love to see him get method on that character.
Al Pacino is Q-Bert.
I'd love to see him get method on that character.
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5:37PM on 07/02/2009
So we can expect River Raid,Pitfall,Centipede,Combat,Robotron,Jungle Hunt and Yars Revenge in the future? Personally I would love to see Ramapage the movie!
So we can expect River Raid,Pitfall,Centipede,Combat,Robotron,Jungle Hunt and Yars Revenge in the future? Personally I would love to see Ramapage the movie!
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3:32PM on 07/02/2009
Its most definately officially now Hollywood has completely run out of ideas
Its most definately officially now Hollywood has completely run out of ideas
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2:23PM on 07/02/2009
You have to be fucking kidding me
You have to be fucking kidding me
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1:54PM on 07/02/2009
Didn't Michael Bay already make this movie and call it Armageddon?
Didn't Michael Bay already make this movie and call it Armageddon?
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12:14PM on 07/02/2009

THIS SUMMER...

Christian Bale will lead a team of Fighter Pilots and give them orders on blowing up the asteroids in space, WITH A FORCED RASPY VOICE!
Christian Bale will lead a team of Fighter Pilots and give them orders on blowing up the asteroids in space, WITH A FORCED RASPY VOICE!
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11:15AM on 07/02/2009

WTF?!

Yeah, you said it, beatrixkiddo...I think I may have threw up a bit in my mouth.... :(
Yeah, you said it, beatrixkiddo...I think I may have threw up a bit in my mouth.... :(
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10:50AM on 07/02/2009
Um, really?

I give up.
Um, really?

I give up.
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