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Pack it in folks, an Emoji film is in development at Sony Pictures Animation

07.21.2015

I'll forgo the usual "Hollywood is officially out of ideas" speech and just get right to it; Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation is developing a film centering around Emoji's, you know, those little images that nearly everyone on the planet has sent to each other at some point or another. If that wasn't bad enough, Sony actually paid near seven figures for this pitch following a bidding war with three studios; a bidding war! For a film about Emoji's!

Anthony Leondis was the one who pitched the idea to the studios, armed with storyboards which detailed just how the film would play out. Leondis will direct the film for Sony Pictures Animation as well as co-write the project with Eric Siegel. Leondis has directed IGOR as well the B.O.O.: BUREAU OF OTHERWORLDLY OPERATIONS, a Dreamworks Animation film which was scheduled to be released this year but ended up being removed from Dreamworks release schedule.

Whenever a seemingly idiotic idea like this pops up I always make sure to remind myself that it is possible to make these things work. After all, I had similar thoughts about THE LEGO MOVIE but that film ended up being quite a lot of fun; however at least with LEGO you've got countless possibilities for creativity and adventure, but when it comes to Emoji's I haven't the foggiest as to what their plan is.

What say you, is there a way to make an animated film about Emoji's work?

Source: Deadline

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7:52PM on 07/23/2015

Well if this is ok

Then I can rape women then. just about equal.
Then I can rape women then. just about equal.
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3:05PM on 07/22/2015
I have heard some terrible ideas, but this could be the WORST idea that has ever happened.
I have heard some terrible ideas, but this could be the WORST idea that has ever happened.
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9:32AM on 07/22/2015
Are. You . F***ing. Kidding . Me.
Are. You . F***ing. Kidding . Me.
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8:04AM on 07/22/2015
There is no God.
There is no God.
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3:40AM on 07/22/2015
They should make a movie about the letter A. With B and C as sequels.
They should make a movie about the letter A. With B and C as sequels.
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10:19PM on 07/21/2015
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10:18PM on 07/21/2015
There should be an emoji to express how dumb this movie idea sounds.
There should be an emoji to express how dumb this movie idea sounds.
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10:13PM on 07/21/2015
The future is looking so very bright...
The future is looking so very bright...
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9:45PM on 07/21/2015
No...just fucking no.
No...just fucking no.
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8:47PM on 07/21/2015
Stop the planet. I want off.
Stop the planet. I want off.
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7:50PM on 07/21/2015

I thought Minions was already a movie...

Those stupid minion things look like dumb emoji icons.
Those stupid minion things look like dumb emoji icons.
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7:40PM on 07/21/2015
...And there was a time in this country, a long time ago, when reading wasn't just for fags and neither was writing. People wrote books and movies, movies that had stories so you cared whose ass it was and why it was farting, and I believe that time can come again!
...And there was a time in this country, a long time ago, when reading wasn't just for fags and neither was writing. People wrote books and movies, movies that had stories so you cared whose ass it was and why it was farting, and I believe that time can come again!
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7:52PM on 07/21/2015
What the fuck is your problem? There isn't a single sentence you just typed that made any sense. What does reading have to do with gay people?
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8:16PM on 07/21/2015
Never seen 'Idiocracy' then, eh?
Never seen 'Idiocracy' then, eh?
8:47PM on 07/21/2015
I got it.
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7:26AM on 07/22/2015
I got it too. I think MechaKacho has an irony filter.
I got it too. I think MechaKacho has an irony filter.
7:17PM on 07/21/2015
Are you fucking kidding me!?! This is just as horrible as the Ghostbusters reboot news!!!
Are you fucking kidding me!?! This is just as horrible as the Ghostbusters reboot news!!!
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7:50PM on 07/21/2015
Woah, woah, let's not get irrational here lol
Woah, woah, let's not get irrational here lol
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