I don’t know if studios are running out of ideas, but it seems like they are turning to unlikely ideas for movies. Monopoly, Clue, and Battleship are all turning into movies, and now the Atari video game “Asteriod” is going to appear on the big screen. Universal just outbid three other studios for the film rights to the game. The script is to be written by Matthew Lopez and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
This is craziness. It is hard to imagine a group of studio execs fighting over the film right to this game. Do they have the most amazing story to go along with the game? I can’t imagine they do. The game is simply controlling a triangle ship through an asteroid field. I don’t see why they couldn’t base a film off of the same concept and skip the bidding war part. I am mostly against this because I fear they will turn it into total crap.
What do you think?