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"Joust" Arcade Game on the Big Screen

Posted: August 29th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Joust" Arcade Game on the Big ScreenSubmit Comment
Producers Christine Peters (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and Michael Cerenzie (Black Water Transit) created CP Productions to focus on the under 25 filmgoer. The first of many projects coming from the new production studio is a new imagining of Midway Games' classic "Joust" arcade game, reports GameDaily.

In the game, you play a knight who sits on an ostrich. Your goal is to hit other knights with your lance and knock them off their buzzards, in order for a large egg to appear. The egg must be destroyed to earn points. In addition, you must avoid the lava troll at the bottom of the screen.

"Joust is an arcade game that's as old as Pac-Man and has global awareness," said Cerenzie. "We took one element of the game and the brand itself and built a whole new world around it for the film."

Cerenzie calls the new script by Marc Gottlieb "Gladiator meets Mad Max." The film is set 25 years in the future and includes a Las Vegas suspended in mid-air.

The plan is to launch the new "Joust" franchise with a graphic novel, which is being penned by Steven Elliot Altman of DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics, and will be based on Gottlieb's screenplay. The film has been given the fast track by CP Productions and should be wrapped by June 2008. Several A-list directors are already interested in helming this sci-fi/action project.

Source: GameDaily


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