Everybody Relax, We’re Finally Getting the ‘Fruit Ninja’ Movie We’ve Always Wanted
You know video game movies, films that do all they can to finagle a two-hour plot out of what essentially amounts to button-mashing and sometimes includes characters with questionable outfit choices? Here’s a message to all you die-hard Fruit Ninja fans out there: stop wearing down the prints on your index fingers on the screen of your iPads, and rejoice, for we are getting the Fruit Ninja movie we’ve been clamoring for all these years.
Not many would call The Angry Birds Movie a success, but it looks like somebody thought it was a good idea. According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line has acquired the rights to Fruit Ninja, the game where you swipe your fingers on your grubby tablet screen to cut various fruits in half and earn points. This is all more fascinating because in Fruit Ninja there is no plot. None. But that hasn’t deterred writers J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani, whose story will be about “a team of misfits who are recruited to become Fruit Ninjas in order to save the world,” obviously.
Tripp Vinson, the producer of Journey to the Center of the Earth and last year’s San Andreas, will be producing the live-action adventure comedy. Lavin and Damiani are also working on something called How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack at Sony Animation.
What’s next? Solitaire? Sudoku? Jenga? If Atari’s Missile Command and Centipede are getting their own movies, why not? Think of the most plot-less game you can imagine, and five years from now they’ll probably be making a movie about it.