Somewhere out there exists a world that we would recognize as very similar to ours. “We” are all there, doing just about the same things we do here — blogging, loving, drinking, tweeting. In fact if we were transported to this world without being told it’s possible that we wouldn’t notice the difference, that is, until we looked at the entertainment trade papers, which we would do immediately. “Where is all the news about rides and boardgames being turned into movies and TV shows?” we’d ask. “What?” a member of that planet would respond. “…Why would anyone adapt either of those things into a movie or TV show? That doesn’t make any sense. Are you ok? You look slightly more weathered than you normally do. What’s up, man?” But unfortunately we don’t live on that dream planet. We live on this dumb one. From The Hollywood Reporter:
ABC is going on a roller coaster.
The Disney-owned network is developing a potential series take on Disney’s popular Western-themed ride Big Thunder Mountain, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The dramatic take, fittingly titled Big Thunder Mountain, will be co-written by Fast & Furious’ Chris Morgan and Ice Age: Continental Drift’s Jason Fuchs.
Additional details about the project, which hails from ABC Studios, are being kept under wraps.
Additional details like WHO IS GOING TO PLAY THE BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN? Nice try, Hollywood Reporter, but no guessing game is going to get past us. Not on this planet. My guesses are Vincent Gallo, Coach Taylor, Peter Krause, Loreli Gilmore, Simon Cowell, or the boys of One Direction in a big pile. Cannot wait for this show about a roller coaster. Love this planet. Def do not wish I lived on any other one I could ever dream up.