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'We're the Millers' Director Will 'Choose Your Own Adventure' at Fox

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January 28, 2014
Source: THR

Choose Your Own Adventure

After delivering last year's comedy hit We're the Millers, director Rawson Thurber Marshall is heading towards adventure for his next project. We already learned last June that 20th Century Fox was looking to bring the flare of Edward Packard and R.A. Montgomery's Choose Your Own Adventure series to the big screen with 180 titles to draw from for inspiration. Now THR has word that Thurber will direct the adaptation, and Fox's Night at the Museum writing duo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant in final negotiations to write the film. But the question still remains, just how will a film will adapt the books?

Well, it's still not clear just how Lennon and Garant will adapt the material, but we hope it incorporates a variety of different settings. After all, the books catered to all different genres from adventures to mysteries in various locations from Earth to outer space, and time periods from the Wild West to the distant future. There's something for everyone. Garant and Lennon are skilled with making entertaining but family friendly action adventures, so hopefully they can do the same with this. And with a more adult comedy oriented director involved, maybe we'll have something as clever and fun as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

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  • OfficialJab
    I don't like where this is going.
    • Chris Groves
      Then go back to page 28 and pick a different option!
  • Chris Groves
    When Final Destination 3 was released on DVD, they had a cool little feature where every X minutes you had to make an on-screen choice, and the choice would impact the way characters died. In one case, you could keep a character from dying, and you could end up with 3 different endings for the film. If this movie gets made, they need to turn that concept up to 11 for the Blu Ray of this movie, and give people a myriad of different ways to allow the film to play out. That's the only way they could really be true to the spirit of the novels.
    • theslayer5150
      That's a prefect idea for the home video market, but how would the concept of choosing work in a theatrical relaese is what I want to know.
      • Chris Groves
        Yeah, same here, you can't really make a "choose your own adventure" set-up with a theatrical presentation...unless they plan to spearhead some groundbreaking borderline game-show technology where the audiences have remotes that they use to vote on decisions. In which case, better make sure the collective audiences doesn't pick the option that kills the main character and ends the film after 15 minutes...and you'll have some ticked off movie-goers.
      • OfficialJab
        I'd have the theatrical release be whatever form they choose for it, so people see it in theatres, and then they can really drive up home video sales by advertising that you've only seen a third of the movie.

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