Earlier this month it was announced that Sony Pictures would be adapting the the video game RollerCoaster Tycoon for the big screen. We really had no idea at the time what kind of story they planned on telling. I mean, seriously? It's a game about managing a theme park and building crazy roller coasters. Well, the director of the film, Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid Remake) recently talked to Cinema Blend, and here is what he said they were going to do with the movie.
Well we had a pitch, a story — it's basically a theme park comes to life. We had a story woven into the theme park of the Rollercoaster Tycoon, and that's what we sold to Sony, and that's what we're hoping to make into a movie." Zwart said the pitch is inspired by the fantasy everyone has as a kid, to be left alone in the theme park to roam freely. "Just the idea of taking a ride like in Disneyland and the rides suddenly come to life, [or] you're able to step off and stay behind when everybody else had gone.
Sounds a lot like A Night at the Museum, only now it's in a theme park. I guess that could work and entertain a younger audience. The film is being developed by Sony Pictures Animation, so I'm sure that it will end up being a CGI 3D film. After all, what good is watching a roller coaster ride on the big screen if it isn't in 3D? That will be a huge selling point for them.
What do you all think about the story idea for this film?