Genius! Pac-Man Movie Still on Track!

Really. It has a director and everything?

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As thrilling as it gets
As thrilling as it gets
Back in 2002, we noted that Crystal Sky had signed a deal with Namco to create a movie based around the Pac-Man franchise. In what had to be the stupidest piece of videogame IP acquisition of all time, a movie was slated for release in 2007.

"There is no other game title bigger than Pac-Man," said the Crystal Sky's president Steven Paul at the time. "From children to their parents, Pac-Man is a name everyone knows and loves." Quite.

Well you?ll be pleased to know that the movie now has an assigned director. Gil Kenan, notable for nothing aside from looming teen comedy horror Monster House, has signed up, leaving only two important questions remaining.

What the fuck could a Pac-Man movie be about and who smoked enough crack to be duped by a Japanese games company into handing over cash for the rights?

We'll bring you updates as we get them.
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Captain Rizla 19 Aug 2005 11:17
1/8
"What the f**k could a Pac-Man movie be about and who smoked enough crack to be duped by a Japanese games company into handing over cash for the rights?"

Best. Statement. Ever.
way 19 Aug 2005 16:41
2/8
Maybe it's a movie about a director that smokes too much dope and starts to dream that he is stuck in a world with a warpy 3D pacman with warpy drug induced psychedelic colours, that pursues him and he has to try to defeat the pacman with the help of homer Simpson, who takes a wonder pill, becomes fat ghost like, and decides to becomes warped and chases him around as well, dropping Lisa Simpson power up heads and issuing burps of death rays from his mouth. Well, at least more interesting than a pacman cartoon anyway.
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Joji 19 Aug 2005 18:14
3/8
If it's gonna be a film about the history of Pac-Man and how he was created (a kind of docu-drama thing) then that's not so bad.

However if they try to turn it into some kind of SMB type bs then the have definitely been putting some serious weed on their pizza orders during conception.

Here's some food for thought. Because the games industry has come out of nowhere and is now taking more money than hollywood, hollywood are totally jealous and then get ideas for the s**test game to film conversions because they know they will most likely bomb, thus giving the games industry bad pr while normal hollywood films do well. This is why SMB and Street Fighter were so s**t but the japanese can still do Street Fighter justice via anime films. It might also explain why we've never had a Zelda movie when it's been around for so long just itching to be made and rake in cash for Nintendo.

Thinking of japanese companies taking all that cash out of america has them yank suits quaking in their hollywood boots (not all mind as some know to work with it). I believe it's all gonna change when Advent Children hits home next month showing how good a game based film can be if done properly. God knows we need it. Also having looked at the Doom trailer I pray that turns out okay too.

We need a really good game based film that really shakes everyone up, gamers and non gamers. I doubt if Pac-Man will do it but stranger weed has been smoked.
shearDS 19 Aug 2005 18:20
4/8
totally agree its got to be a film about how the game came about which would be a good idea because i just can't see how pac-man can be turned into a film otherwise
way 20 Aug 2005 11:05
5/8
Joji wrote:
If it's gonna be a film about the history of Pac-Man and how he was created (a kind of docu-drama thing) then that's not so bad.

However if they try to turn it into some kind of SMB type bs then the have definitely been putting some serious weed on their pizza orders during conception.


Imagine if it was a hip-hop gangster style film in the mold of Fast Lane ;) But likely if it was hip hop it be like a cross with Space Jam. But I agree, a doco on those times is nice idea.

What happened to the Doom movie?
tt_rage 20 Aug 2005 23:03
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way wrote:

What happened to the Doom movie?


There's a trailer for it on www.apple.com/trailers, so it looks like it's imminent. Lucky us.
DoctorDee 21 Aug 2005 07:57
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tt_rage wrote:
way wrote:

What happened to the Doom movie?


There's a trailer for it on www.apple.com/trailers, so it looks like it's imminent. Lucky us.


That looks freaking AWESOME^F^F^F^FFUL.
LUPOS 22 Aug 2005 04:32
8/8
i had a pacman story book back when i was like 5 that incolved mr and ms. pacman loosing baby back in a dark can where in pack man had to ventrue to save said baby... the cave unsuprisingly was filled with ghost and power pills.... i dotn recal and random fruits though... at any rate, i feel this is probably a better story than what they will actually end up doing... although the documdrama doesnt sound liek a bad idea either.
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