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MTV is coming to the big screen courtesy of Brett Ratner

Mar. 16, 2012by: Alex Maidy

There was a time when MTV was the biggest medium for pop culture. Teenagers talked about it endlessly and it pioneered a change in the way movies and music were marketed to the world. Then came Facebook.

So, it should come as no surprise then that if they were able to successfully translate a book about the creation of Facebook to an award winning film then the story of MTV would warrant the same treatment.

Brett Ratner is currently in talks with Sony to adapt the book "I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution" by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum. Currently Ratner is only attached to produce but there is always the possibility he may direct as well.

I did not think they would be able to make a very good movie out of the book THE SOCIAL NETWORK was based on, but they did one hell of a job. It always helps having Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher to ensure a quality picture. Brett Ratner is certainly no David Fincher. But, Ratner does come from a music video background, so that may work in his favor.

The only question that I have is the format of the movie. Will it be treated as a biopic for the network and feature actors portraying the various VJs and celebrity musicians or would it be better to follow a fictional character through the creation of the channel and have them observe the different historic events?

More as the story develops. Check out the image below for the original five MTV VJs. If you can name at least three, you are probably as old as me.

Extra Tidbit: I am the same age as MTV. I remember watching Liquid Television, 120 Minutes, and full-length music videos. Ah, memories.
Source: Variety

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3:07AM on 03/19/2012
I remembered Road Rules on MTV. I used to love that show until they turned it into Survivor.
I remembered Road Rules on MTV. I used to love that show until they turned it into Survivor.
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8:46PM on 03/18/2012
brett ratner is a piece of scum bag shit! He's a hack! I still cant believe they still let this fuck make movies.. I never really liked him before, but after I heard him on Howard Stern before tower heist came out, it really made hate him even more! No talent hack
brett ratner is a piece of scum bag shit! He's a hack! I still cant believe they still let this fuck make movies.. I never really liked him before, but after I heard him on Howard Stern before tower heist came out, it really made hate him even more! No talent hack
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8:01AM on 03/18/2012
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my buddy's step-aunt makes $80/hr on the computer. She has been laid off for 7 months but last month her paycheck was $7382 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this site... LazyCash10.com
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11:20AM on 03/18/2012
Someone please ban this spammer asshole.
Someone please ban this spammer asshole.
1:36PM on 03/18/2012
Is that the same one that blows dudes for money?
Is that the same one that blows dudes for money?
7:34AM on 03/17/2012

Could be good, could be bad

With Ratner rumored, I'll reserve.

The only good thing on MTV now is new episodes of Beavis and Butthead. Everything else is just trash!
With Ratner rumored, I'll reserve.

The only good thing on MTV now is new episodes of Beavis and Butthead. Everything else is just trash!
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10:48PM on 03/16/2012
Brett Ratner is a piece of shit.
Brett Ratner is a piece of shit.
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7:57PM on 03/16/2012
This movie should show how MTV became culturally relevant during the period of time in the book (1981-1992).....the sequel could show how it became culturally irrelevant as it is now.

"I heard you on the wireless back in '52, lying awake intent at tuning in on you, when I was young it didn't stop you coming through"
This movie should show how MTV became culturally relevant during the period of time in the book (1981-1992).....the sequel could show how it became culturally irrelevant as it is now.

"I heard you on the wireless back in '52, lying awake intent at tuning in on you, when I was young it didn't stop you coming through"
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7:52PM on 03/16/2012
Starring Jeremy Sisto as Mark Goodman.
Starring Jeremy Sisto as Mark Goodman.
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7:19PM on 03/16/2012
Ohhhhh, Martha Quinn, how you still put a twinkle in my eyes.
Ohhhhh, Martha Quinn, how you still put a twinkle in my eyes.
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6:32PM on 03/16/2012
It should be remembered that The Social Network --in addition to having talent involved that was light years beyond ol' shrimp dick Ratner-- also happened right at Facebook's moment in the zeitgeist. Facebook will never be more relevant than it was at the time the movie was released. It resonated for that reason. I would argue that MTV's time as cultural touchstone has well since passed. And I don't say that just because I fucking hate it now and view it as a network for tweens and morons.
It should be remembered that The Social Network --in addition to having talent involved that was light years beyond ol' shrimp dick Ratner-- also happened right at Facebook's moment in the zeitgeist. Facebook will never be more relevant than it was at the time the movie was released. It resonated for that reason. I would argue that MTV's time as cultural touchstone has well since passed. And I don't say that just because I fucking hate it now and view it as a network for tweens and morons.
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6:08PM on 03/16/2012
MTV is such a fuckin joke now it's ridiculous
MTV is such a fuckin joke now it's ridiculous
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7:20PM on 03/16/2012
Now?? It's been a joke for over 15 years!
Now?? It's been a joke for over 15 years!
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