WTF: Fox bringing us a “Missile Command” film

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 12th, 2011

If there is one thing you can really say about Hollywood, it’s that they really just don’t seem to care any more.

According to Variety, Fox has put the wheels in motion to bring the classic 1980 Atari video game Missile Commandto the big screen. The film will be penned by Burk Sharpless and Dylan Clark, with Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark set to produce.

Leaving video game fans still clamoring for their feature film take on Assassin’s Creed or Bioshock, this is another peg in a long line of notches carved out by plot-free pieces of pop culture that have become fodder for feature films. And honestly, this may sound utterly silly, and it does, but at least the writers have room to truly write a story. Something like Bioshock would without a doubt make a more interesting film, but you also kind of know what you will be getting.  If, and this is all I expect from the film, we get a series of huge explosions, then I guess it’ll make a ton of money.

It won’t be getting this writer’s cash anytime soon, however.

What do you think?

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