This weekend's release of the new movie "Battleship" begs the question what other games have been turned into movies or will spawn movies in the future. Take a look at some other films inspired by games that have already come out, or currently have movie adaptations in the works. Who knew a board game could be the jumping-off point for an entire movie?
Clue has been a well-loved game for years. However, the movie did not receive the same affection from audiences. The film, billed as a comedy, came out in 1985 and starred some talented people, such as Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, and Madeline Kahn. However, the game couldn't translate to a movie plot, and the film was panned.
"Clue" notably had three different endings. DVD viewers can opt to watch all three or select a random ending to finish the film. A remake is supposedly set to come out in 2013, so maybe that will redeem the failed concept of the game-turned-movie disaster that "Clue" was.
"Witchboard," "Ouija Board"
Kids have been creeping themselves out with Ouija boards since they were homemade versions made of paper. Now an actual board game with a plastic planchette, the game was the basis of an '80s horror film called "Witchboard" starring video siren Tawny Kitaen.
The movie was a cult classic for horror fans, but perhaps the redux version will gain a larger following. A movie called "Ouija Board" is slated for a tentative 2013 release put out by Universal Studios.
As freaky as it sounds, comedian/actor Adam Sandler will be involved in making this popular confectionery children's game into a full-fledged film. There is no word on who the other stars may be, but Sandler is set to produce and star.
Boardwalk and Park Place will be brought to life on the silver screen courtesy of producer Ridley Scott. Little is known about the stars attached or the storyline for this long-gestating project; it's a plot involving greed and the stock market, and could possibly be futuristic in some sense.
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