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Rollercoaster Tycoon corkscrews its way from computers to the big screen

05.13.2010
*sigh*

Get ready for another "WTF?" adaptation.

Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the rights from Atari to make ROLLERCOASTER TYCOON, a live-action/CG hybrid adaption of the incredibly popular computer-based simulation game.

Director Harald Zwart (THE KARATE KID) and writers David Ronn and Jay Scherick (THE SMURFS, THE ZOOKEEPER) lead the project.

A little bit on the video game itself, from THR's Heat Vision blog: The "Tycoon" franchise, created by Chris Sawyer, is a popular series of computer games that simulate a combination of designing roller coasters and amusement park management. Each game challenges players with open-ended amusement park management and development while allowing them to construct and customize their own unique roller coasters.

Please tell me I'm not the only one that thinks this sounds utterly retarded. On the other hand, if the movie went THIS ROUTE...

(Thanks to Collider's Matt Goldberg for that!)
Extra Tidbit: According to THR, "Rollercoaster Tycoon" is the third best-selling PC video game of all time, having made more than $300 million in the United States. What are the other two?

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5:04PM on 05/13/2010
Okay...I guess the computer game adaptation phase of films will come after the board game adaptation phase. With no predetermined plot to work with from the game itself, the studios are obviously getting ahead of themselves by buying all these "WTF" kinds of properties. Next it's gonna be Jenga: The Movie
Okay...I guess the computer game adaptation phase of films will come after the board game adaptation phase. With no predetermined plot to work with from the game itself, the studios are obviously getting ahead of themselves by buying all these "WTF" kinds of properties. Next it's gonna be Jenga: The Movie
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5:02PM on 05/13/2010
Okay...I guess the computer game adaptation phase of films will come after the board game adaptation phase. With no predetermined plot to work with from the game itself, the studios are obviously getting ahead of themselves by buying all these "WTF" kinds of properties. Next it's gonna be Jenga: The Movie
Okay...I guess the computer game adaptation phase of films will come after the board game adaptation phase. With no predetermined plot to work with from the game itself, the studios are obviously getting ahead of themselves by buying all these "WTF" kinds of properties. Next it's gonna be Jenga: The Movie
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5:04PM on 05/13/2010
but it's my favorite game of all time so i will support the movie until it becomes apparent that it is in fact a steaming pile of shit.
but it's my favorite game of all time so i will support the movie until it becomes apparent that it is in fact a steaming pile of shit.
4:58PM on 05/13/2010
This just dumb, but it could be fun, however, how/ why in the hell is it going to be a CGI/ live action hybrid?
This just dumb, but it could be fun, however, how/ why in the hell is it going to be a CGI/ live action hybrid?
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1:45PM on 05/13/2010

not

really sure where they got their info from... but #1 2 and 3 is Sims 1 and 2 and WOW at #3. Maybe they mean combined? Becasue it is a lot of Rollar Coaster Tycoon games. But the best selling is Sims with 16 mill units sold and Sims 2 with 13 mill sold and Wow with 11 million sold.
really sure where they got their info from... but #1 2 and 3 is Sims 1 and 2 and WOW at #3. Maybe they mean combined? Becasue it is a lot of Rollar Coaster Tycoon games. But the best selling is Sims with 16 mill units sold and Sims 2 with 13 mill sold and Wow with 11 million sold.
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7:14AM on 05/13/2010

Extra Tidbit: Answer

What are the other two?

I do believe its World of warcraft and the sims, at 1 and 2, could be wrong but if I had to guess that would be it.

Looked it up though and was somewhat wrong, but according to this site so was the post.

These are the top-selling computer games of all time.

1. The Sims (16 million)
2. StarCraft (9.5 million, includes StarCraft: Brood War)
3. Half-Life (8 million)
4. World of Warcraft (7.5 million customers worldwide)
5. Myst (6 million)
6. The
What are the other two?

I do believe its World of warcraft and the sims, at 1 and 2, could be wrong but if I had to guess that would be it.

Looked it up though and was somewhat wrong, but according to this site so was the post.

These are the top-selling computer games of all time.

1. The Sims (16 million)
2. StarCraft (9.5 million, includes StarCraft: Brood War)
3. Half-Life (8 million)
4. World of Warcraft (7.5 million customers worldwide)
5. Myst (6 million)
6. The Sims 2 (4.5 million)
7. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (4 million, including Xbox release)
8. RollerCoaster Tycoon (4 million for the original in North America alone)
9. Half-Life 2 (4 million)
10. Populous (4 million)

Source: [link]+Games/Top+Selling+PC+Games+of+All+Time.aspx
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6:48AM on 05/13/2010

LOL

After putting myself in a coma watching (nonstop) all the Asian Horror movies that are out there.I truly believe you can make a film about anything as long as you have a creative writer behind it.
Hell everyone here thought my "human spider" movie script was a joke till "The Human Centipede" movie came out.How do you like that slice of pie.
So roll on with the flick.
After putting myself in a coma watching (nonstop) all the Asian Horror movies that are out there.I truly believe you can make a film about anything as long as you have a creative writer behind it.
Hell everyone here thought my "human spider" movie script was a joke till "The Human Centipede" movie came out.How do you like that slice of pie.
So roll on with the flick.
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6:43AM on 05/13/2010

Hmmm

Now, there's a movie that might actually work better in 3D...
Now, there's a movie that might actually work better in 3D...
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6:30AM on 05/13/2010

Eh.

A movie set in an Amusement park with particularly wild rollercoasters. Leaves you with pretty open to write whatever story you like.

As far as videogame movies go, I want The Katamari Movie. A lighthearted flick about the end of the World.
A movie set in an Amusement park with particularly wild rollercoasters. Leaves you with pretty open to write whatever story you like.

As far as videogame movies go, I want The Katamari Movie. A lighthearted flick about the end of the World.
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