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The Facebook Status Update That Could End Up a Movie

Agents from Beverly Hills’ United Talent Agency and literary shop Fletcher & Co. are shopping a book and film deal built around a Facebook update…

Said update involves Chinese takeout and a Pomeranian – no, it’s not going to revolve around that particular urban legend; apparently superpowers will be involved – and they’re apparently looking to option it.  As Gawker notes, while this is silly, so was Beverly Hills Chihuahua.  I’ll personally add that dumb-sounding ideas can actually make decent films.  For example, you can take the rather silly concept of “Russians invade the mountains of Colorado on the first day of World War III,” and still end up with Red Dawn

OK, bad example*.  But the principle is sound.

Moe Lane

*It’s a bad movie.  I’ve seen it a million times.  I’ll watch it every time that it comes on.  I love it.  But it’s a bad movie.

I’m sorry. Red Dawn shouldn’t be on this list.

I’ve seen Red Dawn more times than I can count when I was a kid, and this is back in the day when that meant watching it on VHS, but ye gods and little fishes! – that movie was awful. I don’t care what NRO thinks.  Personally, I’d add Iron Man to the list, but only because doing so thoroughly mocks the antiwar movement’s ultimately unsuccessful attempt to list cowardice and hypocrisy among the American virtues.

Via RS McCain.  I have no quibbles with either of his additions.

Moe Lane

PS: I hear that World In Conflict absolutely rocks as a video game, though.


What? I like awful, sometimes.

Crossposted to RedState.