Rush Hour director making FarmVille TV show

Brett Ratner to produce half-hour animated television show based on Zynga's popular online game.

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Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner will produce a animated FarmVille television show, according to a new report at Deadline. The show will be based on Zynga's popular online game and is in production in association with Six Eleven Media.

No network is attached yet to the half-hour FarmVille show. A Zynga representative declined to comment.

FarmVille launched in 2009 and is one of Facebook's biggest games. A sequel was released last fall. The game has players creating a virtual farm, filling it with items, animals, and crops as they level up.

Discussion

74 comments
PanickBuzz
PanickBuzz

Farmville cartoons? Are they crazy? :D lol, I must confess, I play Farmville myself and I even buy things with paysafecards every now and then just because I really enjoy the process. But I'd never come up to an idea of watching a Farmville cartoon. Amazing.

tmacman
tmacman

"To make the adverts shorter, buy an advert boost for only $5!"

Hurvl
Hurvl

I've seen more stupid concepts and since it's animated and probably the same style as the game, it could get a decent audience following it. Watching an animated show seems more fun to me than just clicking at a screen, so the game/show might benefit each other. With the Angry Birds movie, I'm not even that surprised that other casual games get this treatment. I'm more eager to see the Angry birds movie than this, although that's not saying much and we don't have much info on either thing.

onionking108
onionking108

if it means he's done with movies, then ok lol.  I don't have cable so this is fine with me

MrNachobro
MrNachobro

In no way am I supporting this idea but honestly I'm surprised it took them this long to do it. The success of games like Farmville and Angry Birds is mind-blowing, especially when you consider the fact that there have been games with about 90% of the same content on the market for at least 10 YEARS! 

oria
oria

Hey Brett Ratner, I have $50, and have always wanted to watch a miniseries about my ball bag! Do we have a deal?

Dshenlong
Dshenlong

I guess that's the only work he could get after making that horrible X-Men The Last Stand.

salvucci91
salvucci91

And people will watch it regularly too.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Also this is another pathetic example not only how stupid some of the TV/movie people really are, but a low, low, attempt at grabbing more $$.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Rush hour director making Farmville TV show is one of the last sentences I thought I would ever hear or read.

el_swanno
el_swanno

The irony of this life: Tony Scott kills himself while Brett Ratner does not. Don't look for for reason or logic here.

lion2447
lion2447

Will the nightmare ever end?

mikeyMKII
mikeyMKII

Starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.

devilscry
devilscry

i guess Jackie Chan reeeeeeally didn't want to do a Rush Hour 4. maybe this is Ratners road back to....i don't even know half way through what i was originally going to say i thought to myself...i'd rather do Commercials.

CBN16
CBN16

I actually facepalmed. I didn't even want to; it just happened.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

That's fine. It'll stop him destroying anything anyone cares about for a while.

sdnoriko
sdnoriko

Personally, I think a game devoid of plot, characters and action would be perfect for a medium whose strengths are mainly plot, characters and action.

Sorciere_basic
Sorciere_basic

I don't know what's more pathetic, this or reality TV?

Takeno456
Takeno456

I hope this flops hard and then burns.

TheArcade
TheArcade

What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing.

Tekcor
Tekcor

Wasn't this show called Little House on the Prairie?

CaptainGamespot
CaptainGamespot

I don't play Zynga games, so I don't imagine I'll watch this show.

lizzardman666
lizzardman666

This is it, people. The state of gaming in the year 2013. 


The worst is yet to come.

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

This has to be the most absurd idea for a TV show I've heard of since Quark.

saltbalsak
saltbalsak

Do I need to invite 100 friends to watch in order to see the lat 10 mins?

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

oh god!!!  a tv show that will require micro-transactions to watch the rest of the show.

Savior4Life
Savior4Life

What a completely absurd and asinine idea.

Solace427
Solace427

-pours gasoline over article and sets it on fire- I don't know what article everyone is commenting on. What article? You are imagining this XD

CeasdRedemption
CeasdRedemption

"where finishing up the x-men series. Who should direct it?
....
"how about the guy who directed rush hour?"

CeasdRedemption
CeasdRedemption

@Birdfeed @Vodoo second this... I remember pandora tomorrow but chaos theory definitely left more of an impression.... Also spy vs merc was intense multiplayer

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

The heck I just read??  So we'll see Jackie Chan milking cows and Chris Tucker working the crop??

UbdU
UbdU

Uh, this made me check that the date isn't April 1st.

xwestsdeaznx
xwestsdeaznx

How in any concievable way are they gonna make a movie out of this? Unless they do the battleship route - which had no connection to the boardgames.

vault-boy
vault-boy

@GamerOuTLaWz Maybe it will be set in the South and Chris Rock will be a slave that is freed by kung fu fighting Jackie Chan. It will be like Django Unchained... but with NINJAS

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@xwestsdeaznx They made movies and shows based on Tron, Battleship, Pacman, Mario. Why the heck not Farmville? No one will watch more than one episode just out of pure curiosity, but at least they prove to themselves that any crap can be turned into a movie. Now I'm off to make a slasher horror movie based on QWOP.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

@xwestsdeaznx 

First off - it's going to be a half hour animated tv show. Secondly, it's likely to be very loosely based on it. I imagine it'll be similar to that stupid "Back at the Barnyard" tv show.