Eyebrows were raised in the SPOnG office earlier this morning when we heard that Hollywood production company, CP Productions is currently making a movie based on Midway?s arcade classic, Joust
If you need reminding what Joust
actually IS, then go and download the trial version from Xbox LIVE Arcade right now.
Hollywood Producers Christine Peters (Area 51
, How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days
) and Michael Cerenzie (Blackout
, Black Water Transit
) are onboard for the movie.
CP Productions also plans to bring more new and classic games to the big screen, "Joust
is an arcade game that's as old as Pac-Man
and has global awareness", said Cerenzie. "We took one element of the game and the brand itself and built a whole new world around it for the film."
Joust the movie is set 25 years in the future in a Las Vegas suspended in mid-air! Cerenzie goes on to describe the Joust movie as "Gladiator
meets Mad Max
", although how either of those have anything to do with jousting is beyond us.
"This film is the type of action-packed story that appeals to all four quadrants of the movie-going public and we are excited to be in the Midway Games business once again," said Christine Peters.
"We'll cap each film with a moderate budget and bring in awareness with games, graphic novels, and toys," added Peters. "If you look at what Transformers
did this summer? today's kids grew up with games and graphic novels and we have that type of fan base to tap into with these projects."
Sorry, "...today's kids grew up with"? Surely they're still growing up? And surely, adults who grew up from the early 1980s onwards had games, let alone graphic novels? Still who are we to question marketing bullshit?
More ideas for bizarre retro and arcade classics that could be given the Hollywood treatment in the forum below please!