In the Works: A Choose Your Own Adventure Movie!

CYOA BooksAttention fellow geeks: a Choose Your Own Adventure movie is coming soon (ish) to a theater near you!

“Wait, whaaaaaat?”

That was my reaction upon reading a very similar headline.

Choose Your Own Adventure? As a MOVIE?

I was completely torn. Half of my brain wanted to throw an 80’s themed dance party in my head, with Alf on my left arm, Tiffani Amber Thiessen on my right, and Oingo Boingo blasting the stereo. The other half wanted to run right out and turn off Hollywood like a light switch.

How could they possibly make this into a movie? Well, we still don’t know the particulars of the storyline, but we do know a couple things. Things that makes the dance party sound much more appealing than the flipping off switching off of Hollywood.

And those things are: Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.

Lennon and GarantLong-time writing partners Garant and Lennon will be cooking up the screenplay. This is great news. While the two may be best known as the co-creators and stars of Reno 911!, a decidedly “grown-up” TV comedy, they’re also the masterminds behind the Night at the Museum movies, which are definitely kid-friendly. Together, Garant and Lennon have written movies that have grossed more than $1.4 BILLION at the box office.

In other words, these guys know how to write a blockbuster. And I wouldn’t want a Choose Your Own Adventure movie to be anything BUT a blockbuster.

The flick is in VERY early stages, but I just had to let you know about it, considering just this past fall we were keeping you apprised of a Kickstarter project for the very awesome CYOA app for tablets and smartphones (that ended prematurely).

I’ll keep you posted on the progress of this latest ChooseCo venture!

What do you think? Is this an AWESOME or TERRIBLE idea? How the heck do you think they’re going to turn the interactive novel series into a movie? How would YOU do it?

Oh, and in case you were wondering just what song was playing in my 80’s head party, here’s the track. I’m still hearing it. On a loop.

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About Peter Diseth

Geek-tician and Sci-Fi-nancier, Peter has been honing his research for Geeks Raising Geeks for better than three decades. He makes a living creating web content for individuals and businesses, both local and international. He's also a veteran actor of stage and screen, and doing this makes "making a living" worthwhile. Peter is also the sole creator of NewsAttire.com (a satirical news blog in the vein of The Onion) and a once-contributor to WhatCulture.

Peter lives in New Mexico with the three loves of his life: his wife Kate, his kitty Kitty, and his vast library of well-loved and well-worn genre fiction.

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