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Old 11-14-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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Kind of interesting article on the increasing interest in movies based on "intellectual property," which in this case just means capitalizing off the popularity of existing game brands.

How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Even a Mindless Phone Game
Hollywood is aggressively adapting material that doesn’t have a narrative or even any characters

By Alex French

More and more movies are developed from intellectual property: already existing stories or universes or characters that have a built-in fan base. Vinson thinks it started in 2007, when the Writers Guild went on strike. ‘‘Before the strike, the studios were each making 20-*something movies a year,’’ he says. ‘‘Back then, you could get a thriller made. After the strike, they cut back dramatically on the number of films they made."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/m...uit-ninja.html
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