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Of course Roland Emmerich has been offered Asteroids

Jun. 8, 2011by:

In case you forgot, one of the most ridiculous ideas floating around Hollywood today is a big budget adaptation of the Atari game ASTEROIDS. The game and the movie will likely share nothing more than the destruction of asteroids, as that's really all it CAN share as there isn't actually anything more to the game.

So who could possible direct such an opus of constant chaos and destruction? Why Roland Emmerich of course, which is why it's no surprise that Vulture is reporting that Universal has offered him the job. The man has destroyed the earth with aliens, weather, monsters and whatever the hell happened in 2012, so it's no stretch to think he could do the same here.

ASTEROIDS is currently one of my best examples of what's wrong with Hollywood today. There was actually a BIDDING WAR over who would get the rights to Asteroids. Seriously, you can't just make a movie about dangerous asteroids? You really needed to base it off the substance-less Atari game? I would have given Universal a lot more credit if they just wrote a script for a new sci-fi film and called it an original production, which this actually will have to be because THE GAME DOESN'T HAVE A DAMN PLOT.

Anyway, if Emmerich takes the job, I'm sure he'll figure out some way to ensure the earth is destroyed by the end of the film, and I can re-shift my focus to ripping on BATTLESHIP instead.

Extra Tidbit: What about the rumored ID4 sequel?
Source: Vulture

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3:49PM on 06/08/2011
Actually there is some plot that could be taken from this. A whole asteroid belt full of meteors are about to hit the earth. To stop them the governments of the world have created spaceships to fly into space and attempt to destroy them all before they hit the earth. Yeah that could be interesting if they add a selection process for who goes similar to top gun. This could make for an interesting summer movie.
Actually there is some plot that could be taken from this. A whole asteroid belt full of meteors are about to hit the earth. To stop them the governments of the world have created spaceships to fly into space and attempt to destroy them all before they hit the earth. Yeah that could be interesting if they add a selection process for who goes similar to top gun. This could make for an interesting summer movie.
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10:50PM on 06/08/2011
The Top Gun idea doesn't sound bad.
The Top Gun idea doesn't sound bad.
4:33PM on 06/08/2011
Y'a got Asteroids?

Naw, my Dad does. Can't even sit on the toilet some days.
Y'a got Asteroids?

Naw, my Dad does. Can't even sit on the toilet some days.
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5:33PM on 06/08/2011

better than 10,000 BC already

BUT fuck this... I seriously want 2 and a half hours of asteroids hitting the earth than an actual plot from Emmerich
BUT fuck this... I seriously want 2 and a half hours of asteroids hitting the earth than an actual plot from Emmerich
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8:23PM on 06/08/2011
There are quite a few games that would probably make pretty decent movies, but I really don't know what could be done with Asteroids. I mean what's next? Arkanoid? Q-bert? Dig-dug? Sure, you can add more to it, but then what's the point of basing it on the game?
There are quite a few games that would probably make pretty decent movies, but I really don't know what could be done with Asteroids. I mean what's next? Arkanoid? Q-bert? Dig-dug? Sure, you can add more to it, but then what's the point of basing it on the game?
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8:53PM on 06/08/2011
How bout a Pong movie.
How bout a Pong movie.
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11:35AM on 06/09/2011
It has already been done...
It's called MATCH POINT by Woody Allen
hehehe
It has already been done...
It's called MATCH POINT by Woody Allen
hehehe
3:17AM on 06/09/2011
Shhh! They might hear you!
Shhh! They might hear you!
9:14PM on 06/08/2011

So...

armageton remember when they blew up asteriods. LOL. or deep impact. Let's hope no happy endings
armageton remember when they blew up asteriods. LOL. or deep impact. Let's hope no happy endings
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12:42AM on 06/09/2011
Why is hollywood still trying to convince me Roland Emmerich is a director?
Why is hollywood still trying to convince me Roland Emmerich is a director?
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3:16AM on 06/09/2011
Ugh, just give me a CGI animated Mario Bros already.
Ugh, just give me a CGI animated Mario Bros already.
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11:38AM on 06/09/2011

I remember that game

GOD I miss my Vectrex...
If someone can a movie with this (I don't say a good one, just an entertaining one), IT IS Emmerich... Or Bay!
And WHO cares about the (or even A) story in an Emmerich movie ?!
GOD I miss my Vectrex...
If someone can a movie with this (I don't say a good one, just an entertaining one), IT IS Emmerich... Or Bay!
And WHO cares about the (or even A) story in an Emmerich movie ?!
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