New Line Going on 'The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever' for Three Weeks
We've got a movie based on Peeps and a series of films somehow adapting the life advice blogs The Knot, The Bump and The Nest, and now it's time for a movie based on a date from Ok Cupid, the online dating website. However, we will say that the inspiration for the story does sound like it has the makings of a charming romantic comedy. Variety has word that New Line Cinema is looking to adapt Clare Benson's Salon.com article "The Craziest Ok Cupid Date Ever" for a feature film called No Baggage that will follow two online romancers who traveled through eight countries in three weeks without changing clothes.
As Benson explains, the date was pretty wild and majestic:
“With no stuff, moving to the next destination was as simple as getting out of bed and pointing to a dot on the map,” she said. “We jumped from city to city using almost every mode of transportation on earth: an old train along the Turkish coast, a giant ferry across the Aegean, a cramped bus through the Balkans, a series of hitches through Croatia, a flight to Edinburgh and a pair of bikes in London.”
For the date, no plans were made in advance. It was just two people who barely knew each other going off on a whirlwind adventure, flying by the seat of their pants. It's pretty inspiring actually, even though it's also rather dangerous. New Line is working with Adam Shankman (director Hairspray and Rock of Ages) to produce the film through his Offspring Entertainment production banner (who are also behind the spiritual Mean Girls sequel Mean Moms). We're just glad this falls outside the realm of your typical romantic comedy, at least from a story standpoint. Now a script just needs to be written. Interested?