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« on: July 02, 2009, 02:19:14 PM »

wow, there was a 4 studio bidding war to get rights to make a movie based on the video game?  Maybe they can get Michael Bay to direct, and Bruce Willis/Morgan Freeman to star as buddies who blow up asteroids.  Shia can be the guy in the flying saucer.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 03:22:23 PM »

I would go see it only if they gave me ray gun that I could use to shoot at the screen....
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 04:34:40 PM »

What did Universal actually pay for here?  A trademark and a spinning 2D triangle?   If for some incomprehensible reason this movie really needs to get made, just call it "Deadly Asteroids!!!" to avoid trademark infringement and make the spaceship a rhombus.  Everyone will get the reference, anyway, and you can take all your employees out to Taco Bell with the money you saved.   

Or better yet, make a Qbert movie.   There's a story that needs to be told!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 04:49:02 PM »

I thought Armageddon was based off Asteroids.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 05:18:16 PM »

This is kind of baffling. There's no plot and nothing to steal. All you get for this is the ability, I guess, to say "based on the videogame". I don't even see how anyone could be sued for making a movie about someone who gets trapped in an asteroid field and has to shoot their way out, even if they called it "Asteroids".
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 07:09:03 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on July 02, 2009, 05:18:16 PM

This is kind of baffling. There's no plot and nothing to steal. All you get for this is the ability, I guess, to say "based on the videogame". I don't even see how anyone could be sued for making a movie about someone who gets trapped in an asteroid field and has to shoot their way out, even if they called it "Asteroids".

wasn't this already in Empire Strikes Back?
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 08:00:46 PM »

Quote from: Hiccup on July 02, 2009, 04:49:02 PM

I thought Armageddon was based off Asteroids.

Heh...both Armageddon and Deep Impact. smile
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009, 02:57:46 AM »

And apparently Wired got ahold of part of the script. As usual from Wired, it's funny as heck. biggrin

On a more serious note though - WTF are they seriously thinking? What's next, Yars Revenge? Pong? Custard's Revenge (the Atari 2600 game)?
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 04:59:20 AM »

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Which I was not aware that they had redone on XBLA!
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 05:35:06 AM »

Quote from: kronovan on July 02, 2009, 08:00:46 PM

Quote from: Hiccup on July 02, 2009, 04:49:02 PM

I thought Armageddon was based off Asteroids.

Heh...both Armageddon and Deep Impact. smile

I thought Deep Impact had the better story while Armageddon was the one to get more attention.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 09:01:33 AM »

Quote from: Rumpy on July 03, 2009, 05:35:06 AM

Quote from: kronovan on July 02, 2009, 08:00:46 PM

Quote from: Hiccup on July 02, 2009, 04:49:02 PM

I thought Armageddon was based off Asteroids.

Heh...both Armageddon and Deep Impact. smile

I thought Deep Impact had the better story while Armageddon was the one to get more attention.

yeah, but why the wanted to market Deep Impact the same way as armageddon (Lots of action, blowing up things) I'll never understand.

Re the op - A lot of old videogames are being remade these days for some reason. I've no clue why - Battleships is another

http://www.filmjunk.com/2009/05/20/peter-berg-to-direct-battleship-the-movie/
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 04:02:52 PM »

Pitfall is to Indiana Jones as Qbert is to ?
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2009, 04:07:32 PM »

Quote from: morlac on July 06, 2009, 04:02:52 PM

Pitfall is to Indiana Jones as Qbert is to ?

Roxanne?
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2009, 04:17:26 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on July 03, 2009, 02:57:46 AM

And apparently Wired got ahold of part of the script. As usual from Wired, it's funny as heck. biggrin

On a more serious note though - WTF are they seriously thinking? What's next, Yars Revenge? Pong? Custard's Revenge (the Atari 2600 game)?

I think you mean Custer's Revenge, although Custard's Revenge has some potential as well.

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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 07:15:47 PM »

I can see it now.  

Earth's last stand against a never ending horde of alien attackers is at the asteroid belt.  They keep swarming around and fighting the aliens through the asteroids, but our guys are just too smart for them since we can think 3 dimensionally.

If the producers can convince Adm. Adama (EJO) to star in it, I might actually go see it. Roll Eyes icon_biggrin
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2009, 10:49:22 PM »

Quote from: kadnod on July 06, 2009, 04:07:32 PM

Quote from: morlac on July 06, 2009, 04:02:52 PM

Pitfall is to Indiana Jones as Qbert is to ?

Roxanne?

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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2009, 03:32:54 PM »

a little bit from Lornezo di Bonaventura:

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Intrigued by the prospect, IGN exclusively quizzed producer Lornezo di Bonaventura on the subject while he was visiting London to publicize G.I. Joe, and he was extremely forthcoming on the subject.
"It's funny because people say there's nothing in the game, but that's not entirely right" he explained. "I was attracted to Asteroids, plain and simple, because I think what it tells you is that there's going to be this big thing in space."

"We've crafted a really strong, deep mythology for the thing. Without divulging too much about it, it's two lead characters - two brothers - who have to go through a seminal experience to figure out their relationship, against this huge backdrop."


for some reason I cannot stop chuckling over that last bit.
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009, 03:56:54 PM »

I hope the following line will be used in the movie:

"Time to hit these bastards below the belt!"

If the asteroids could turn out to really be giant eggs of some sort, that would be great, too. 

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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2009, 05:06:55 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 23, 2009, 03:32:54 PM

a little bit from Lornezo di Bonaventura:

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Intrigued by the prospect, IGN exclusively quizzed producer Lornezo di Bonaventura on the subject while he was visiting London to publicize G.I. Joe, and he was extremely forthcoming on the subject.
"It's funny because people say there's nothing in the game, but that's not entirely right" he explained. "I was attracted to Asteroids, plain and simple, because I think what it tells you is that there's going to be this big thing in space."

"We've crafted a really strong, deep mythology for the thing. Without divulging too much about it, it's two lead characters - two brothers - who have to go through a seminal experience to figure out their relationship, against this huge backdrop."


for some reason I cannot stop chuckling over that last bit.

"seminal" doesn't mean what you think it means. Stop chuckling.
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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2013, 05:22:58 PM »

arise!  Bonaventura talks Asteroids.
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