21 May

According to Reuters, Sony Pictures Animation (Ice Age) has picked up the rights to – and plans to start production on – a film version of the popular Roller Coaster Tycoon game franchise. A long-term simulation staple on the PC, the original 1999 release and its multiple expansion packs and sequels have made over $300 million since its first launch. The project looks to be aimed at a younger demographic, with a combination of live-action and CGI, with Harold Zwart (Karate Kid – 2010 version) believed to be heading the film. The license is just the latest of interesting game franchises to be picked for the silver screen, including Pac-Man and Chutes and Ladders.

2 thoughts on “Is a Roller Coaster Tycoon Movie Coming Soon?”

  1. it would be awesome if it was like There Will be Blood with Roller Coasters instead of Oil. Daniel Day-Lewis could be like “If I say I’m a Coaster man, you would believe me” and “I RIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDEEEEE Your COASTER!”

  2. I played the crap out of the first roller coaster tycoon and the expansions.

    If at no point people unknowingly ride an unfinished coaster the movie will not be true to the series. 😛

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