Video game movies are not in an amazing place right now, not that they ever have been. Massive films like Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed have flopped, and there are a whole bunch more on the horizon trying to break the curse of ‘video game movies’.
But what about cartoons? Speaking to Nick Animation Podcast, Fred Seibert of Adventure Time and Fairly Odd Parent’s Frederator Studios said that the team had just got started on a 30 year old game franchise that they’ve been holding onto for 12 years.
We have a project now that we’re doing that needs to go unnamed, based on one of the most world famous video games of the last 30 years, that we’ve had in our shop for twelve years without being able to get it started. But there were great characters and a great story, and eventually we got it going.
Now, of course the question turns to, what game is it? It’s something obviously older that has endured. Zelda? Mario? Pacman? Sonic? We will have to wait on that it seems.