20th Century Fox spawns the Spore movie

SporeContinuing its roll through the Hollywood landscape, Electronic Arts and 20th Century Fox are teaming up to make a movie based on the creature-creation game called Spore. According to Variety, the CG-animated film will be written by Greg Erb and Jason Oremland (The Princess and the Frog) and directed by Chris Wedge (the Ice Age franchise).

Word is that Fox is looking to emulate Ice Age‘s box office and home video successes and I can see why they looked hard at Spore because just like in Ice Age, any movie that gets made would feature weird-looking animals in a landscape no human has ever seen and everything will be completely character-driven–which means that whomever they eventually get to do the voices will be near-universally liked.

If that sounds like they were just better off making another Ice Age, that’s where you’re wrong because the series is quickly approaching Land Before Time status wherein any adult taking their kids to see these movies is starting to wonder when the gigantic meteor is going to come down and wipe everyone out. With Spore‘s otherworldly setting and the ability to move beyond prehistorical worlds into tribal, civilization, and space-age worlds, the types and kinds of stories that can be told are endless.

Well played, Fox.

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 06:29 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by constant gina
    on 2009-10-04 at 23:34
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    u cant go wrong with the Ice Age director…hillarious!!!

  2. Written by constant gina
    on 2009-10-05 at 03:34
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    u cant go wrong with the Ice Age director…hillarious!!!

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