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Stop the madness people! If you thought film adaptations based on inanimate objects were a fluke, there’s another one coming your way. According to ComingSoon, Brad Caleb Kane who currently writes/produces the Fox series Fringe is working on a screenplay centering on the View Master. It’s the toy we’ve all played with at some point in our childhoods that allows you to view slides by pushing down a lever.

Kane says that once he’s completed the script for the Wolfgang Petersen film Uprising, he will be completely focused on the View Master project. He’s also being backed by two people who a know a little something about toy adaptations, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci who’ve previously worked on Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.View Master is being developed over at DreamWorks, and is said to be an homage to some old school Spielberg films. According to Kane, “it’ll be like the old 80′s Amblin movies: Goonies, Young Sherlock… In that vein.”

This is sad in so many ways. I’m a huge fan of Fringe so for me to read that Brad Caleb Kane is involved in this hurts me on the inside. What’s even more sad is that the sci-fi, fantastical direction their trying to go in doesn’t seem that far fetched. How hard would it be to have a View Master as some type of device that let you see into other worlds or something? Darn you DreamWorks!

What do you think of a View Master live action movie?