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Atari Game Rollercoaster Tycoon Becoming A Movie

Well, here is proof positive that movie studios will grasp on to any possible idea from any possible source and try to cram the concept into a movie. Heat Vision Blog is reporting Sony has picked up the rights to Rollercoaster Tycoon and will adapt the concept for the big screen. Jay Scherick (Norbit, uh-oh) and David Ronn will work to turn a video game about creating, running and managing an amusement park into something anyone would ever shell out any form of currency to see in the movie theaters. Their current project, Zookeeper, is along the same, attraction-related theme. Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid, The Pink Panther 2 will head up the development of Rollercoaster Tycoon and could even direct the film.

Atari’s Rollercoaster Tycoon challenges players to create a theme park with a variety of rides and amusements. Players must keep their park running smoothly and accident-free. Think Sim City, but with a lot more white trash walking around. The franchise is on its third edition of the game.

Rollercoaster Tycoon, the movie edition, looks like a classic cash grab--coincidentally, just like amusement parks.

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