This is definitely the biggest “WTF” moment of the week for anything gaming related. Apparently, the rights to a film version of the classic arcade dancing game – Dance Dance Revolution aka DDR – has just been acquired by Greg Silverman, the ex-Warner Bros. president who started his own indie media company called Stampede.
According to Variety, Stampede will be joining forces with Konami as well as producers J. Todd Harris and Marc Marcum of Branded Entertainment to make this film. How does one create a movie centered around DDR? A funky geek culture-laced version of “Step Up” immediately comes to mind. It seems, however, that the movie directors have decided to head in a completely different direction…
Here’s the movie tagline: “The project will explore a world on the brink of destruction where the only hope is to unite through the universal language of dance.”
You read that right ladies and gentlemen, we’re getting a pre-apocalyptic story where DDR is the only way to save the world from annihilation.
Cara Fano, who previously worked with Silverman at Warner Bros. and is Stampede’s recently promoted Director of Development, Film & TV, will helm the project. No further information on it is available at the moment, but as this is easily the most bizarre story we’ve seen in awhile, we’ll be sure to provide updates as soon as they become available.
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