EA Games and 20th Century Fox are coming together to turn the popular Spore video game into an animated creature feature. I have never played this game, and I most likely never will, it just doesn't look interesting to me at all. But I can definitely see it being turned into a CGI kids film. Ice age director Chris Wedge is attached to develop the game for the big screen.
The game was released in September 2008, and players create their own creatures and the worlds they live in and share them with other gamers to create an overall universe.
Wedge is a talent that Pixar has been trying to get on their team for some time now but Fox has already locked him down for Spore, and another animated film called Leaf Men. If I were Wedge I would have gladly jumped over to the winning team of Pixar! Fox must have offered him a ton of money. As for Spore Wedge says:
I'm always looking for unique worlds to go to in animation. From every perspective -- visually, thematically and comedically -- the world of 'Spore' provides the potential to put something truly original on the screen.
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 Spore. It will be produced as a CG animated feature by EA and Blue Sky Studios, which is behind the studio's Ice Age pics, Robots and its next film, Rio.
Here is a little trailer for the video game that was released in 2008, which will give you a good idea of what to expect. What do you all think?
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