Take That, JJ Abrams! Brett Ratner Is Making Farmville!

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV, Video Games
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that everyone's favorite generic franchise guy will be applying his powers of predictability to a new half-hour cartoon series based on the social media game your girlfriend likes to annoy you by playing.

"FARMVILLE is one of the most exciting brands out there today and its cross-platform opportunities are endless. I am thrilled to be expanding the brand with existing fans and also engaging a whole new audience," Ratner said in a statement.

Most likely translation: "Chicks like this thing, right? Can I get some out of this?"

Other possible translation: "I feel like taking a vacation on a farm. How can I write it off as a business expense?"

I asked my fiancee about Farmville, not having heard its irritating theme tune emanating from her Kindle in some time. She tells me she no longer plays it. I asked why.

Here's her exact response: "Because it got fucking stupid, where you have to bring in like half a billion people to get the one fucking item you need!" I defer to her judgment.

On the upside, this will probably never happen. Remember three years or so ago, when Ratner was supposed to be doing a Youngblood movie?

h/t SlyDante

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