Spore the film
The video game Spore is to be made into a film according to news today. The Electronic Arts game that lets you make their own creatures and release them into an online world filled with other people's creatures and evolve, is to be adapted into an animated film.
The big question is how can you make a film out of this idea? Are we going to find that the creatures evolve into having a mind of their own?
The story doesn't reveal anything about the plot for Spore itself, but it does tell us that Greg Erb and Jason Oremland are writing the script, who together wrote The Princess and the Frog. Chris Wedge is the one set to direct the film, he previously directed Ice Age and Robots. It also tells us that the film is going to be a CG animation.
Speaking through Variety Wedge spoke about his idea:
”I'm always looking for unique worlds to go to in animation...From every perspective -- visually, thematically and comedically -- the world of 'Spore' provides the potential to put something truly original on the screen.”
EA are involved in the production of the film, which means there's going to be a huge tie in to the game, but what could they possibly bring out of the story?
I'm going to open this up to you and see if you can think of an angle that could bring the video game to life on the big screen, because I'm struggling without the film just leaping into the world that the creatures inhabit.
It still strikes me as crazy that they aren't hitting video game film ideas like Halo, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, and so on aren't making it to film and yet they can squeeze and idea from nowhere out of a game with nothing.