Control-Alt-Delete to become feature film from Warner Bros.

control-alt-deleteNow if you’re anything like me, the instant you read that headline, you thought to yourself, “No way! WB’s making a film based on a webcomic? How awesome is that?” And you’re right; that would be pretty awesome.

Except, Control-Alt-Delete isn’t the same as the six-year old Ctrl-Alt-Delete which is about two guys who like video games and their friends. And according to the plot details that Hollywood Reporter picked up—it’s like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and The Matrix had a child—it definitely isn’t the same plot as the 93 minute Canadian film called Control Alt Delete (no dashes, see?) that screened at the Toronto Film Festival which is about a guy (Canada’s own Tyler Labine, from “Reaper”) whose post-girlfriend Internet porn-addiction-turned-full-on-computer-fetish is affecting his job as a computer programmer racing against the clock to fix the Y2K problem in 1999.

Tim Kelleher and Danny Zuker are the screenwriters for the WB movie, and between them, their largest feature credit is First Kid, while their longest TV writing credit is the title for a 1988 vehicle for Tony Danza called The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon—both Kelleher’s. Tyler’s brother Cameron Labine is the writer/director behind the Canadian movie which has yet to find a distributor, and his largest feature credit is as an oddly named character in the 1994 U.S. adaptation of Little Women.

I don’t know about you, but the premise of Labine’s film sounds more interesting to me. But what do you think? Is there room for two movies and a webcomic named after the three buttons of Windows death? Or should somebody put the name in mothballs and call it a night?

Posted on November 21, 2008 at 06:30 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by gohanwinner
    on 2008-11-21 at 15:27

    Oh thank God. I was worried by the title they were turning that awful comic into a movie.

    I guess the concept of Bill and Ted meets The Matrix sounds interesting, but I really don’t know how they mean it, so I’ll wait and see.

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