So because someone out there asked the question “What could be the dumber than a movie based on the Atari Video game Asteroids?” today brings us an answer!
A movie based on the Viewmaster toy.
Fringe co-producer/writer Brad Caleb Kane will be writing a movie based on the stereoscopic Viewmaster toy for Dreamworks. Created in 1939 as a way for money challenged tourists to enjoy 3D stereo-grams of colorful and picturesque locations from around the world, the Viewmaster was later marketed as a toy in the mid-1960’s.
Brad revealed the info on Twitter, saying that he is developing the script for Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and that the hope is for it to be in the vein of the old 1980’s Amblin movies like Goonies and Young Sherlock.
That descriptive is longer than any script I could conceieve on a movie based on a Viewmaster.
And I have NO CLUE what it means to say it will be “in the vein of Goonies and Young Sherlock” and what that has to do with a viewmaster. But we all know these vague connections to nostalgic toys are just to tie some otherwise unrelated script to a marketable slice of a recognized property.