Spinoff is reporting that executive adviser for Namco Bandai Avi Arad wants to give Pac-Man his own brand new 3-D television series about hunting ghosts and exploring social topics of the 21st century.
“We wanted to keep Pac-Man the same lovable guy he has always been, but [put him] in the 21st century. … We [also] wanted to talk about real stories and … see how they can relate to our lives, being in high school and being a teenager. At the end of the day, it’s the story of a reluctant hero. …
“We feel we have a unique opportunity to have an action adventure, human interest story. … As a filmmaker, it’s a unique opportunity to get to know the characters you play. … We don’t know what happened to Pac-Man’s parents. He’s the only yellow one in Pac-Land; what does that mean? Is it a social statement? We’ll find out.”
The story would center on the fact that ghosts are trying to overtake Pac-Man’s world, and only Pac-Man — a high school student — can stop them, thanks to the assistance of four friendly ghosts. Studios have not been approached about the idea yet, as Arad and Namco want the 3-D to be done correctly before showing it to potential TV partners.
This new pacman show sounds like Secret Life of the American Teenager... maybe he should just become a new character on there.
I can see the scene...
dad: I demand to know! Who is the father of your baby!
daughter: Well its...
(Pacman walks in)
mom: I thought you were on the pill
daughter: He ate all the pills!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Mortal Kombat movie franchise has been dead for quite awhile now. The first movie was actually pretty good but the second was dreadful. Now a reboot seems to be in the works. Its darker and gorier but is it a step in the wrong direction?