Karate Kid director, Harald Zwart has a new film that he’s producing and possibly directing for Sony called RollerCoaster Tycoon. And yes, it will be based on the Atari game of the same name, in which players are challenged to build and run a theme park. According to Zwart the movie will be like Night at the Museum meets Disney World.
According to Cinemablend, Zwart said the film came from a pitch he made:
“We had a story woven into the theme park of the RollerCoaster Tycoon, and that’s what we sold to Sony, and that’s what we’re hoping to make into a movie”
The idea was based on a basic childhood fantasy:
“Just the idea of taking a ride like in Disneyland and the rides suddenly come to life, [or] you’re able to step off and stay behind when everybody else had gone.”
This sure does sound like another video game adaptation gone wrong. With so many toy and video game films coming out in the next few years do we really need another one? Apparently, Zwart and Sony seem to think so. Damn it!
How do you feel about the movie being produced? Are you familiar with the game on which it’s based?