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Zombies Ate My Neighbors will be gnawing on your brains in theaters

02.04.2011

Because zombies are just so fetch right now, yet another project about them has been greenlighted. But unlike SHAUN OF THE DEAD or ZOMBIELAND, this horror-comedy actually has source material.

Yes, that's right, someone is making a game based on ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIGHBORS, the SNES game from the '90s. Here's the logline:

"It happened one typical night in suburbia; two best friends amongst a sea of teenage angst, battle for safety against the mysterious uprising of neighborhood zombies."

Great, because what Hollywood is really missing is more teenage angst. You might remember that ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIGHBORS was one of the first video games to really cause controversy with its violent content. By today's standards it might be laughable, but the minimal blood in the game had to be turned purple, and Nintendo had to change the name to "Zombies" for release in a few countries.

Do you really want another zombie comedy, or are you tired of the concept at this point? I would be all for ZOMBIELAND 2, but not so much this project, which seems like a half-assed knockoff based on a video game with no actual plot.

Here's a reminder of what that looked like:

Extra Tidbit: At least it's not vampires?
Source: FirstShowing

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8:15AM on 02/07/2011
I hope they include the giant babies!
I hope they include the giant babies!
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11:38PM on 02/06/2011
I loved the game but how will they make a movie out of this, and make it good? I hope they don't screw it up! Was there an end to the game? it seemed to go on forever!
I loved the game but how will they make a movie out of this, and make it good? I hope they don't screw it up! Was there an end to the game? it seemed to go on forever!
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2:08AM on 02/06/2011
Paul, your use of the word fetch has made my day better.
Paul, your use of the word fetch has made my day better.
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10:51PM on 02/04/2011
Holy crap, this took me by surprise! I loved that game when I was a kid but this was the last game I expected to be adapted in to a movie, especially after almost seventeen years since it was released.
Holy crap, this took me by surprise! I loved that game when I was a kid but this was the last game I expected to be adapted in to a movie, especially after almost seventeen years since it was released.
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7:33PM on 02/04/2011
I'm all for this! This game sucked days and days of my life dry when I was in middle school.
I'm all for this! This game sucked days and days of my life dry when I was in middle school.
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7:30PM on 02/04/2011
Make this a fun zombie film! I somehow bet that it's gonna be in 3D. Sigh.
Make this a fun zombie film! I somehow bet that it's gonna be in 3D. Sigh.
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5:24PM on 02/04/2011
YES! I was just thinking this game should be a movie! I loved it as a kid and would get super pissed at how hard it was. This could be something really cool and unique considering there's not just zombies in the game but other monsters as well.
YES! I was just thinking this game should be a movie! I loved it as a kid and would get super pissed at how hard it was. This could be something really cool and unique considering there's not just zombies in the game but other monsters as well.
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5:08PM on 02/04/2011
Still have this game... it's hard as hell. Can't wait to see who they cast as the fat tourist couple!
Still have this game... it's hard as hell. Can't wait to see who they cast as the fat tourist couple!
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4:09PM on 02/04/2011
I used to play this game ALL...THE...TIME...
I used to play this game ALL...THE...TIME...
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3:20PM on 02/04/2011
I could see it very much like Monster Squad meets Zombieland.
I could see it very much like Monster Squad meets Zombieland.
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3:11PM on 02/04/2011
Zombieland 2 please.
Zombieland 2 please.
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2:55PM on 02/04/2011
Hey,if someone wants to turn this into a movie...I'm down. I used to rent this game all the time when I was a kid.
Hey,if someone wants to turn this into a movie...I'm down. I used to rent this game all the time when I was a kid.
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2:26PM on 02/04/2011
There actually were vampires in the later levels :(

I think this could be pretty sweet if they geared it toward kids, like a Zombieland-lite. And if it's in 3-D, theaters should definitely pass out the classic red and blues.

I've gotta dig out my SNES now...
There actually were vampires in the later levels :(

I think this could be pretty sweet if they geared it toward kids, like a Zombieland-lite. And if it's in 3-D, theaters should definitely pass out the classic red and blues.

I've gotta dig out my SNES now...
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2:04PM on 02/04/2011

Plants vs. Zombies

.. is what they should make a movie out of
.. is what they should make a movie out of
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2:00PM on 02/04/2011

Thank god its not..

thank god it really isnt another project about vampires. this is not a good idea because there is no way to be original. its just another zombie movie. instead they might just remake it into a game. which would probably still suck.
thank god it really isnt another project about vampires. this is not a good idea because there is no way to be original. its just another zombie movie. instead they might just remake it into a game. which would probably still suck.
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1:57PM on 02/04/2011

that game rocks

that game was awesome...are they going to include the chainsaw Jasons and the grocery store Chuckies? What about the giant baby?
that game was awesome...are they going to include the chainsaw Jasons and the grocery store Chuckies? What about the giant baby?
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1:56PM on 02/04/2011

Fan Art

Check Out This Cool Piece Of Fan Art: [link]20Roundtable/Zombies%20Ate%20My%20Neighbors%20large.jpg

Check Out This Cool Piece Of Fan Art: [link]20Roundtable/Zombies%20Ate%20My%20Neighbors%20large.jpg

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1:50PM on 02/04/2011

Ugh, My Childhood

I Had The Same Idea About The Animated Movie. It Would Be The Only Way To Get The Ridiculous Villains On Screen And Be Cool. No Point Of Fighting It, Craps Always Gonna Be Made, So Lets Hope Its Watchable. There Goes The Neighborhood! Always Wanted To Say That lol
I Had The Same Idea About The Animated Movie. It Would Be The Only Way To Get The Ridiculous Villains On Screen And Be Cool. No Point Of Fighting It, Craps Always Gonna Be Made, So Lets Hope Its Watchable. There Goes The Neighborhood! Always Wanted To Say That lol
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1:41PM on 02/04/2011

wait, I thought...

this movie was already made, it was called Shaun of the Dead, except they were not teenagers.
this movie was already made, it was called Shaun of the Dead, except they were not teenagers.
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1:40PM on 02/04/2011
I agree with GreeneScreen; do that and don't cast some stupid, annoying awkward star to be in it. Like Michael Cera.
I agree with GreeneScreen; do that and don't cast some stupid, annoying awkward star to be in it. Like Michael Cera.
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1:30PM on 02/04/2011
Make it like the animated Monster House and it might work. It needs an aesthetic charm that would diverge from something like Zombieland, yet appeal to all audiences.
Make it like the animated Monster House and it might work. It needs an aesthetic charm that would diverge from something like Zombieland, yet appeal to all audiences.
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1:25PM on 02/04/2011

Gretchen,

Stop trying to make "Fetch" happen! It's not going to happen!
Stop trying to make "Fetch" happen! It's not going to happen!
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