Screen Junkies » Choose Your Own Adventure http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:37:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Film Gets Writers And A Director http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/choose-your-own-adventure-film-gets-writers-and-a-director/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/choose-your-own-adventure-film-gets-writers-and-a-director/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:04:13 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258975 I didn't opt for a winking 'Choose Your Own Adventure' narrative for this piece.

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The Choose Your Own Adventure film has found some writers and a director. The writers come in the form of The State alums and A Night at the Museum scribes Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. The director comes in the form of a gentleman named Rawson Marshall Thurber. He directed We’re the Millers, but beyond that, you can alway trust a guy named Rawson.

Notably absent from this, or any previous, announcement is a description of the film structure. How are these guys going to allow the audience to choose their own adventure? Or have they even thought of that during their brazen nostalgia cash-in?

Who knows. Unless some sort of real-time voting software gets distributed to audiences by the release date, I’m guessing that no one is choosing jack squat except for the studios.

Be Told Your Own Adventure.

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FOX Gets Rolling On A ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Movie Franchise http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fox-gets-rolling-on-a-choose-your-own-adventure-movie-franchise/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fox-gets-rolling-on-a-choose-your-own-adventure-movie-franchise/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:24:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255266 Because there are people in the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' target market that just can't read.

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In one of those ideas that will undoubtedly be much better in theory than in practice, FOX has decided to go forth with a Choose Your Own Adventure franchise. The genius here is that they get to pay to film hours of footage that many viewers will never even see. What a business plan!

The only way this idea works is if the series continually offers such twisted, painful fates for its characters that the audience actually feels relief when it chooses the death ending. But if those are the parameters, these might be better left to David Fincher and perhaps older, more macabre audiences.

We could have gone with a “turn to page 5″ theme to this article, but it wouldn’t have been terribly clever, funny, or well-executed. However, the A.V. Club did a pretty good job.

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You Read They’re Making A ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-read-theyre-making-a-choose-your-own-adventure-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-read-theyre-making-a-choose-your-own-adventure-movie/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:50:15 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21302 It looks like the new Red Crown Productions is working on a movie and possible franchise based on the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

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You click the link because you remember reading the Choose Your Own Adventure series as a kid. It was fun because unlike regular books, they had an element of interactivity, allowing you to choose what course the second-person narrative would take next by deciding between two options. Now it looks like the new Red Crown Productions (who also has Goats in development) is working on a movie and possible franchise based on the series. Oh no! To stop reading about this development and pretend it’s not going to happen, close the page. To read more about how this can be possible, go to the next paragraph…

You attempt to decipher a jargon-dense thatch of text from Variety about the new property:

Series encompasses more than 185 titles released 1979-99, starting with R.A. Montgomery’s “The Abominable Snowman.” Individual stories, told in the second person, cover a variety of genres and offer branching narrative paths based on choices the reader makes about the protag’s actions.

With more than 250 million books in print, series has been published in 38 different languages.

New incarnations of the property aim to explore the series’ similarities with new-media interactivity while tapping nostalgic auds who grew up during the series’ 1980s heyday.

You don’t go see the movie, because it’s going to be terrible. (FilmDrunk)

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