'Medieval Times' Restaurant Jousting Towards the Big Screen Now
by Ethan Anderton
May 13, 2013
TV shows, novels, comic books, video games, toys and board games have all been made into movies. But how about a restaurant? Yes, there's been plenty of comedies like Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle or Waiting… where the focus is at a restaurant, be it fictional or real, but this is the first time a restaurant is serving as the inspiration for a film. Deadline reports the restaurant chain Medieval Times, perhaps most famously used on the big screen in The Cable Guy, will be used as the inspiration for a new film from Benderspink (behind The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and remake of Arthur) & Broken Road. Read on!
If you don't recall the aforementioned scene from The Cable Guy, it's going to be hard to top:
It's unclear just how the restaurant will be used to craft a story for a feature length film, but it will likely involve the tournament between knights that involves jousting, horsemanship and falconry that serves as entertainment during the medieval style meal. It could be something along the lines of Three Amigos or Tropic Thunder where some people who are used to pretending to be knights end up in the real medieval times, or it could just be an epic set in that time that takes cues from the restaurant. The latter could just be an original epic without the brand recognition, but that's just Hollywood business as usual. Thoughts?
I was thinking of a raunchy, 'Waiting' type of comedy, but I don't think that'd go if its attached to a real life family restaurant.
Jacob Denton on May 13, 2013
This could work depending on the direction they go but I'm not expecting much.
N. on May 13, 2013
I used to be a knight at medieval times, would definitely work best as a comedy about how serious these guys take themselves and their flowing locks!
The Blue Knight on May 13, 2013
"There were no utensils but there was Pepsi?"
mistermysteryguest on May 14, 2013
Let me guess a couple of wacky knights get transported to modern day new york, they have difficulty dealing with modern life until they get hired at a Medieval Times restaurant and fall in love with a waitress and a cook. The pitch, it's Sci Fi, a love story, a fish outta water story, a comedie, with a little bit of drama, and heart.
Jimmy Love on May 14, 2013
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