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WTF news: Brett Ratner to make annoying Facebook app Farmville into an animated series

Feb. 7, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Hey, remember when I sent you that request to join Farmville on Facebook?  Remember when I sent it 65 times?  Remember when I posted that my cow was lost?  Oh yeah, you remember, and you're probably very thankful that Facebook finally found a way to put the ka-block on that shit, keeping the mindless, fruitless activities of Farmland out of your already convoluted feed of mirror shot selfies and mealtime pics with descriptions.  However, director Brett Ratner didn't get that memo and is now taking the battle to put Farmland into your consciousness to the small screen with an animated series based on the game. 

No, I'm not f*cking with you and it's not April 1st.  Here's Ratner's statement

“FarmVille is one of the most exciting brands out there today and its cross-platform opportunities are endless. I am thrilled to be expanding the brand with existing fans and also engaging a whole new audience."

FarmVille was launched in 2009 by game maker Zynga and has become one of the most popular games on Facebook and MSN Games. A FarmVille 2 sequel was released last Fall.

The thing is, there are so many projects languishing out there, deserving of a wider audience; original ideas, concepts, creations from all over the world.  You'll never convince me that the well has run so dry that this is the only idea left to capitalize on.  Yeah, I get that a lot of people have used the game (*shaking head*), but really, it's nothing more than a mild distraction without a narrative.  It brings in money because people are bored and probably not occupied with a job or school or other endeavor that benefits society.

But, I digress.  If this is your thing, then get ready for a weekly dose of it in animated form.  A network is not yet attached to the show (and maybe never will be?), but Ratner is charging full steam ahead with Six Eleven Media to make it happen.  Meanwhile, Ratner is currently prepping HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, starring Dwayne Johnson, for an August 8, 2014 release.

Extra Tidbit: Just off the top of your head, name 2-3 ideas for an animated series that would crush this one into oblivion. I have faith in you, Schmoes.
Source: Deadline

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8:36PM on 02/07/2013
Ohh man I am going to line up for this movie! haha. I seriously dont understand why they would want to make a movie based on a facebook app. Just the though of it sounds funny. Also makes me think that they have run out of good solid ideas. This movie shouldnt be made.
Ohh man I am going to line up for this movie! haha. I seriously dont understand why they would want to make a movie based on a facebook app. Just the though of it sounds funny. Also makes me think that they have run out of good solid ideas. This movie shouldnt be made.
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12:00AM on 02/08/2013
It's going to be a show, not a movie.
It's going to be a show, not a movie.
8:22PM on 02/07/2013
Extra tidbit: An R-rated Pac Man movie would be nice - with Pac Man as a rugged bounty hunter out for a kill - mainly those colorful alien monsters.
Extra tidbit: An R-rated Pac Man movie would be nice - with Pac Man as a rugged bounty hunter out for a kill - mainly those colorful alien monsters.
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8:18PM on 02/07/2013

Perfect

If you were going to make a list of the biggest slimeball douchebags in cinema, Brett Ratner would make nearly everyone's top 3. Attaching himself to a Farmville property is corporate synergy at its finest. He makes Michael Bay look like Stanley Kubrick.
If you were going to make a list of the biggest slimeball douchebags in cinema, Brett Ratner would make nearly everyone's top 3. Attaching himself to a Farmville property is corporate synergy at its finest. He makes Michael Bay look like Stanley Kubrick.
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8:17PM on 02/07/2013
I'd only accept this if it were a scathing criticism on how horrible the capitalist behavior of companies like Zynga are. But knowing Ratner, this will be an attempt to make a quick buck. And he will probably succeed too because people will eat this shit up.
I'd only accept this if it were a scathing criticism on how horrible the capitalist behavior of companies like Zynga are. But knowing Ratner, this will be an attempt to make a quick buck. And he will probably succeed too because people will eat this shit up.
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