There have been plenty of rumors about classic children’s games being turned into films. Monopoly has been hinted at, Battleship is in the works and Stretch Armstrong has already been cast (it’s Taylor Lautner from Twilight, to be specific). These are already very shaky ideas for movies, to be sure, but at least they have some kind of theme or setting (heck, Stretch Armstrong is an actual character, so that’s kind of something).
It has now been announced that a movie will be made… based on Erector Sets. This has to be the worst movie idea I have ever heard! What could possibly be the plot to a construction toy? It was one of the first “sandbox” games. It had no plot, no characters, it was just an outlet for creative expression. Which made it a great toy, but it doesn’t make any sense as a movie! The only plot I can think of is something along the lines of The Fountainhead, but that’s not exactly “kid friendly”, it is? People, my parent’s yorkie would make a much better movie (and if any Hollywood exes are reading this, I’ve willing to negotiate). Dog Chasing Laser Pointer: The Movie!…. coming out March 2011.