Sure There's Alien vs Predator, But What About Wife vs Ninja?
by Ethan Anderton
December 9, 2009
No, it's not April Fool's Day, and no we're not drunk. Believe or not, DreamWorks has purchased Michael Besman's pitch for a new movie called Wife vs Ninja, which centers on a Long Island housewife who discovers that the beautiful young intern who recently stole her scientist husband is actually a bloodthirsty Ninja assassin intent on stealing his work (via Variety). And you thought all the good original ideas were gone! Besman will write the high-concept action-comedy with writers Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen and we'll just pretend that DreamWorks actually picked up a good idea to add to their upcoming slate instead.
Studio co-president of production Holly Bario explains: "We fell in love with the mix of action and laughs in [the story]." I'm surprised they didn't laugh Besman's ass right out of the meeting after hearing that title alone. This concept sounds mind-numbingly stupid unless the film is intentionally off-the-wall ridiculous and will spawn crazy sequels like Wife vs Robot or Wife vs Mothra. This is one of those movies that will be shown late at night and on second rate cable channels and future generations will wonder just what the hell we were thinking. This really can't turn out any good, can it? I mean come on, there's just no hope for this!