lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: Spielberg to direct "Monkey Island"- well, no, not really, but...
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 08-28-2009, 03:19 AM   #1
Phaedrusnyc
Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Spielberg to direct "Monkey Island"- well, no, not really, but...

I came across this article and it caught my eye. There have long been stories that Spielberg was very much interested in the late '80's-early '90's output of LucasArts, and the rumors have gone so far as to suggest that he had an interest in doing something with Monkey Island at one time (and that, in a roundabout way, all of this fiddling around ended up leading to Orlando Bloom's turn as Guybrush Threep- er, Will Turner- in "Pirates of the Caribbean.") I can't really be bothered to reference all of this, but most of it can be found on the Mojo sites if you look hard enough.

Well, now Spielberg is all set to direct a pirate movie of his own (based on a Michael Crichton story) and apparently has "always wanted to direct his own pirate film." Interesting, no?
Phaedrusnyc is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-28-2009, 04:34 AM   #2
Laserschwert
 
Laserschwert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Cologne, Germany
Posts: 1,076
Notable contributor 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrusnyc View Post
"always wanted to direct his own pirate film."
And "Hook" was...?

Laserschwert is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-28-2009, 04:39 AM   #3
Guy.brush
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Deep in the Caribbean
Posts: 215
An abomination?
Guy.brush is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-28-2009, 04:44 AM   #4
Phaedrusnyc
Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laserschwert View Post
And "Hook" was...?
A proposed Barbra Streisand biopic?

Sorry, couldn't resist- there were at least four other responses I could have typed. At any rate, ask Stacey Snider- SHE'S the one who said it. The possible argument is that a movie with pirates isn't necessarily a "pirate movie," per se, the way a movie with soldiers isn't automatically a war movie....
Phaedrusnyc is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-28-2009, 05:33 AM   #5
Haggis
Mojorator
 
Haggis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rotterdam
Posts: 560
Spielberg is apparently a Monkey Island fan... let's hope there will be some MI references in the movie!

Haggis is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-28-2009, 07:08 AM   #6
Ascovel
Rookie
 
Ascovel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 206
Sadly, Spielberg is known for being a fan of pretty much everything, and considering doing a number films that would take a few lifetimes to make.


A Hardy Developer's Journal - blogging about indie adventure games

Last edited by Ascovel; 08-28-2009 at 08:50 AM.
Ascovel is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-28-2009, 09:39 AM   #7
Jeff
Rating: Awesome
 
Jeff's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 8,431
Current Game: SWTOR
Imperialist Meatbags Guild Officer The Walking Carpets Guild Officer Notable contributor LFN Staff Member 
Apparently he's a Halo fan too.


Follow me on Twitter
Follow StarWarsMMO.net on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Jeff is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-28-2009, 10:39 AM   #8
SyntheticGerbil
Pasta Master
 
SyntheticGerbil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Underwater
Posts: 2,242
Maybe he can make a Halo vs. Monkey Island movie?!

Wouldn't that just make all of your dreams come true?
SyntheticGerbil is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-28-2009, 11:47 AM   #9
Ascovel
Rookie
 
Ascovel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 206
For now I'm pretty happy with new Monkey Island games coming out. A movie is unnecessary unless it would have to be made to make the games sell.

I'd prefer to see a completely original pirate movie. There is such a thing as "too much Monkey Island".


A Hardy Developer's Journal - blogging about indie adventure games

Last edited by Ascovel; 08-28-2009 at 11:54 AM.
Ascovel is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Mixnmojo.com > Mojo Discussion Forums > General Discussion > Spielberg to direct "Monkey Island"- well, no, not really, but...

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:15 AM.


LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.