Deadline reports that Ready Player One screenwriter Zak Penn has signed on to adapt ROM for Paramount Pictures and Hasbro’s AllSpark Pictures.
Having recently penned the script for Steven Spielberg’s feature film adaptation of Ernest Clines novel, Ready Player One, Penn will adapt ROM for Paramount and Hasbro’s AllSpark Pictures. AllSpark Pictures develops and produces live-action projects based on Hasbro brands and related material.
ROM was originally a toy co-created by Scott Dankman, Richard C. Levy, and Bryan L. McCoy that later inspired the comic book series ROM: Spaceknight. ROM is a cyborg who is originally from a utopian society on the planet Galador, who continues the battle on Earth and other planets after defeating the invading Dire Wraith on its planet. Of course, the name ROM is short for “Read-Only-Memory.”
Penn’s previous credits include Last Action Hero, X-Men: The Last Stand, Elektra, The Incredible Hulk and Marvel’s The Avengers. Penn is also currently writing a reboot of The Matrix and it was recently reported that Penn was working on a new Marvel project.
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10 Saturday Morning Cartoons That Could Make Successful Movies
If the Smurfs or Transformers movies have taught us anything, old Saturday morning cartoons are the new grade-A meat for the movie studios. Cartoons can be turned into animated movies, just look at the success of the Spongebob Squarepants movies, but they can also make successful live-action adaptations. Well, with Power Rangers coming out soon, an idea so silly it might as well have been a Saturday morning cartoon it’s time for studio execs to take a look at some of these hidden classics. There’s clearly a lot of money to be made adapting beloved children franchises.
I want to point out a key word to all of you guys in case you get mad at my list. I don’t necessarily know if all of these cartoons could make good movies, but I’m pretty sure they could turn a profit and be considered successful. Some of these can be enjoyable and they’re ones you might not necessarily expect. If I forgot about your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, head to the comment section and let me know!
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