How Would That Be a Movie? It Has No Plot: 'Soul Train'

August 26, 2009


Today's How Would That Be a Movie? It Has No Plot hails from the world of television, and joins such game-based projects as Monopoly: The Movie and Asteroids: The Movie. Variety is reporting that Soul Train, the song and dance variety show that ran from '71 to '06, is being adapted into a feature film.

Dead Presidents writer Malcolm Spellman, the film's screenwriter, says his script is set in the '80s, and focuses on "a serious popper, with street edge [who] wants to get on that tour, with the hottest of the hot." So I guess it's more about getting on the show than the show itself. Apparently some people think the "Dance Mania" episode of The Cosby Show, when Theo tried to appear on the Soul Train-esque show but only his best friend Cockroach managed to get in, didn't cover that subject well enough.

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