Sunday, 12 August 2007
Furby or not Furby
So I've noticed that there seems to be a bit of a craze for turning toy lines into live action movies. Consult previous posts for me gushing about how Transformers got it so very very right. At the other end of the spectrum there is Bratz being released next week. To be fair all I've seen of Bratz is the trailer. However, if this is anything but one of the worst movies of all time I'd be shocked. The aforementioned trailer paints it as a sort of pre pubescent Mean Girls, why would anyone want to see that? I say go for The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. I havn't seen it but it is Jose Antonio Franco's Fourth favourite movie of all time.
So whats next??? Power Rangers already had a live action movie (Ivan Ooze!?!) but I'll save that memory for another time. I think Hollywood is missing a trick. Why hasn't Furby: The Movie been put into production. I'll save the writers some time. The occupants of the planet Furbis are dieing from Furpes disease. The Furbis High Council elect to send their mightiest warrior KooKaLahCha to find help from an uninfected Furby colony on Earth. His spacecraft is struck by a meteor and damaged. Our hero is forced to land in the garden of 12 year old Aaron. Using it's basically retarded communication skills KooKaLahCha must get Aaron to help him save his planet by finding the lost Furby city all the while fighting the effects of Ferpes. Along the way Aaron learns about friendship and love and what it means to truly be a hero. It's a light hearted action romp for all the family. Sean William Scott has already expressed an interest in voicing KooKaLahCha. Shia LaBouef could play Aaron even though he is clearly much older than 12. Jason Biggs is not being considered for any part. I see it as a Franchise - Sequels, A Cartoon, Christmas Specials (A Furby Christmas Carol) and all the assorted Tie-Ins. If Hollywood is lazy they could just release Gremlins again with a different poster.