Seems like everything is being turned into a movie these days, regardless of how ridiculous it is, as long as it’s doable.
Former Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman is set to produce a movie based on the popular video game “Dance Dance Revolution” which involves people stepping on arrows to the beat of dance music.
Under his production company Stampede, he has appointed Director of Development of Film and TV Cara Fano to oversee the development of the movie.
“I am incredibly grateful to have Cara by my side as we launch Stampede. Not only is she one of the most voracious readers I’ve known in my career, she also has razor-sharp instincts when it comes to story and characters and is helping us identify the next generation of genre writers who can build franchises,” Silverman said in a statement.
According to Deadline, the movie will explore a world on the brink of destruction where the only hope is to unite through the universal language of dance.
Upon hearing the news, netizens all over social media are dumbfounded by not only the idea, but also the lame premise of the movie.
"The company is set to produce a movie"
"based on popular video game"
"Dance Dance Revolution"
What year is this?
"Explore a world"
"on the brink of destruction"
…I'm sorry what?
"where the only hope is to unite through the universal language of dance" pic.twitter.com/s5qn4Q52be
— Mollie L Patterson (@mollipen) October 2, 2018
So apparently there's a DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION movie being developed. I'm bummed they moved away from the original title:
STEP UP 6.
— Patrick Falvey (@falvey_patrick) October 2, 2018
Nevertheless, video games turned movies are not something new. While most of them usually failed miserably, once in a while there will be rare gems that go beyond the fans’ expectations, such in the case of “Wreck-it Ralph”, “Ready Player One”, “Summer Wars”, and others.