Friday, April 30, 2010on
As if it weren't already strange enough that Ridley Scott is directing a movie based on Monopoly, in the last few weeks, studios have announced plans to produce movies based on Battleship, Erector sets, Mattel toys, Ouija boards, and now the Magic 8-Ball! Seriously, what is the thinking here? Do studios really believe that people will be drawn to the theater to watch a movie based on their favorite board games? I don't think so. Movies based on video games, which actually contain plots, have not proved to be successful at the box office, and I sincerely doubt that that toy movies will do much better. (Anyone remember the $10 million-earner, BRATZ?) Perhaps Hollywood should focus on adapting movies from stories, instead of lifeless, storyless games.