Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Spore Moive in the Works

Spore LogoVariety reports that 20th Century Fox and Electronic Arts have partnered to develop a movie based on Spore. Chris Wedge (Ice Age) is slated to direct Spore. It will be an animated film.
Greg Erb and Jason Oremland, who penned Disney's upcoming "The Princess and the Frog" and Ben Stiller pic "The Return of King Doug" at Paramount, will write the script for the "Spore" movie. It will be produced as a CG-animated toon by EA and Blue Sky Studios, which is behind the studio's "Ice Age" pics, "Robots" and its next effort, "Rio."

In the game, which was released in September 2008, players create their own creatures and the worlds they live in and share them with other gamers to create an overall universe.

"I'm always looking for unique worlds to go to in animation," Wedge said. "From every perspective -- visually, thematically and comedically -- the world of 'Spore' provides the potential to put something truly original on the screen."
Variety says Spore has sold 3.2 million units and it is has an awareness beyond that number. The script is going to have to be really good for this to work.

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