Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Read the book Play the board game, see the movie

It used to be that books were the hottest source for movie scripts. Nowadays, we're going through a phase of toys being the source (for, admittedly, movies we have no intention of ever, ever, seeing). Next up? Board games. From John Ridley at NPR.

JR: Hollywood loves a good story, particularly if that story comes from something besides an original script. From Gone with the Wind to Harry Potter, Tinseltown spinning source material into box-office gold is a Hollywood tradition as old as younger, hotter third wives.

So in Hollywood there's an entire microeconomy of highly paid folks who race around trying to figure out what's the next hot trend to turn into a movie. And the next hot trend is ... Board games. More...

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