Joust Movie Riding Ostrich into Production

August 30, 2007


Joust, the classic arcade game in which the vague, blocky forms of knights dueled atop something that resembled ostriches, is ready for a big screen treatment, reports GameDaily. This seems odd to me, considering the only plot I recall was the act of jousting. Producer Michael Cerenzie clarified:

Cerenzie calls the new script by Marc Gottlieb "Gladiator meets Mad Max." The film is set 25 years in the future and includes a Las Vegas suspended in mid-air.

"We've updated the game into a commercial, tent pole movie," said Cerenzie. "Marc has done an amazing job in creating a tantalizing and filmic world based on the original game."

Oh, well if it's going to be like "Gladiator meets Mad Max," it must be really good then. This surely can't fail. In fact, while you're at it, why not make more classic video games with no story into movies? As long as they're like two other good movies, it's a can't miss plan! Here are some ideas I have so far:

Galaxian - Arachnophobia meets Star Wars
Pac-Man - Labyrinth meets Ghost
Frogger - Death Race meets The Muppet Show
Asteroids - Armageddon meets Schindler's List (black & white)
Centipede - Anaconda meets a centipede.

New Hollywood Company Bringing Joust to Screen [GameDaily]

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