20th Century Fox and Electronic Arts will collaborate to make an animated movie based on the game Spore.
I first heard about the game in 2006 and followed it up until it’s release in September 2008. It provided me with a few hours of fun, but overall I was disappointed. I was expecting a cool evolution game that would allow me to create a creature and take it from a micro-organism floating in the sea to a galaxy dominating beast. I got that, although it was all too cute and cuddly for my liking. To take over nearby tribes you could either sing to them, or thwack them with a stick, and they all had googly eyes. Although, I guess it was the cute and cuddly approach that helped create this movie deal.
Twentieth Century Fox has paired up with Electronic Arts to turn the publisher’s popular “Spore” game into an animated creature feature, with “Ice Age’s” Chris Wedge attached to helm.
Greg Erb and Jason Oremland, who penned Disney’s upcoming “The Princess and the Frog” and Ben Stiller pic “The Return of King Doug” at Paramount, will write the script for the “Spore” movie. It will be produced as a CG-animated toon by EA and Blue Sky Studios, which is behind the studio’s “Ice Age” pics, “Robots” and its next effort, “Rio.”
They’ve got a cool team behind it and the whole Spore concept is quite interesting so I can see myself seeing this, even if it is one for the kids. The evolution part will probably cause a bit of controversy when it’s released though.