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Adventure is a choice, and you must choose wisely…

Because not every ending is a happy one! Time to wig out and wonder how they’re gonna pull something off, because Choose Your Own Adventure is coming to the big screen. As in an actual film, not a multiple-choice DVD (which exists!) Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon continue their spree of writing half of the films coming out in Hollywood (assuming the deal closes), while Rawson Marshall Thurber is attached to direct.

There is no work on exactly how they are going to translate this to film. The choices are:

1- Make patrons walk from theater to theater based on their choices – “If you want to find the Ruby Skull, go to Theater #3. If you want to battle the Fire Gnomes, go to Theater #5”

2- Do a sort of Run, Lola, Run style film, where we see events play out multiple times based on different choices (which would result in multiple bad endings that we can just reset!) Make the main character a precog or something, but different than that Nic Cage movie.

3- Do a campfire round table similar to Rashomon, with characters telling the same events with different choices. (hat tip to @RacattackForce)

4- Invent some sort of device where the audience votes on what happens next, like was in Futurama and I think was an actual gimmick for a real movie (and the voting machines did nothing, IIRC. I can’t find any information on if I am remembering this correctly!)

5- Ignore the choice aspect entirely, become a generic film. The safest and lamest solution.

Besides the lack of information on how they will pull it off, there is no information on which of the many many books they will be using (if any), which offer a dream choice of almost any genre imaginable.

I do hope they at least have monsters show up, like this one I remember: The Abominable Snowman. Because we need more monsters in films! Whatever they choose for Choose Your Own Adventure, it better be the correct ending!

Choose Your Own Adventure Abominable Snowman

via THR

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - January 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

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Baywatch will soon be running down the beach in slow motion to a theater near you!

Spamela Hamderson
Once upon a time, there was an announcement of a Baywatch movie that then seemed to go nowhere, and the world rejoiced. But that cheer was too much, too soon, as our hopes and dreams became crushed upon the announcement that the Baywatch film is still going forward and has hit the point where a script is written and a director has been are being hired! Luck may be on our side, because the director hired is Robert Ben Garant, who is actually pretty good at giving us entertaining Hollywood fun. The script is written by Peter Tolan, but as Garant is a good writer himself, things might get polished up a bit. In any case, we should be having people in red swimsuits jiggling up and down the beach sooner than later! I can only hope that this film does well enough that we get a Baywatch Nights movie. Now that is a show that needs an ongoing film series!

If you haven’t read Garant and Thomas Lennon’s book Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at The Box Office and You Can Too!, you need to, as it hilariously exposes and skewers how Hollywood writing is done.

via Vulture

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - October 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

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