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Thursday, February 26, 2009

More Board Game Movies / Family Guy Star Trek

Wow. I can't believe how this is moving forward.

Around a year ago, it was announced that Hasbro signed a massive deal with Universal Pictures. The deal? Universal was going to produce movies based on Hasbro's extensive library of board games.

Right away, it was announced that Ridley Scott, he who gave us Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator would be doing the movie verion of Monopoly. Michael Bay, of the Transformers films, expressed an interest in doing a film based on the Ouiji Board. A month ago, it was announced that Kevin Lima, who gave us the hit Disney comedy Enchanted would be doing Candy Land.

And today, it was announced that Gore Verebinski, who gave us the Pirates of the Carribean trilogy and the American remake of The Ring, is going to be doing the movie version of...Clue.

The crazy thing is this is the second time Clue has been turned into a movie. The first movie version came out in 1985, and was presented as a screwball comedy. It's gimmick was it had three different endings, and when you went to see it, you had no idea what ending you were going to see. This gimmick has been replicated on the DVD, where the DVD always randomly picks which ending you're going to see.

No word yet on whether this new movie version will draw anything from the original movie version. There's also no word yet on when it might be coming out.

Verebinski's next project is alledged to be a movie version of the video game BioShock.

And now, an episode of Family Guy that I've been waiting for for a long time.

March 29 will see the release of the episode Not All Dogs go to Heaven. The plot is this: Stewie gets upset when he goes to a Star Trek convention and is unable to ask his questions. His solution? He abducts the entire cast of Star Trek: the Next Generation so he can spend a day hanging out with them.

Featuring special guest voices the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation...even Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby!

Wheaton briefly talked about recording his lines a year ago on his blog. Wheaton described the episode as "a love letter to The Next Generation."

March 29...set you DVRs.

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