Writers named for Getting Up film

Team behind next year's <i>King Tut</i> reforms to stick it to the graffiti-hating Man in big-screen take on Contents Under Pressure.

According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter, MTV Films' big-screen adaptation of Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has found its writing team. It seems the pair of Sean O' Keefe and Will Staples will put the story together. Although the two don't have any previously released writing credits to their names, they are collaborating on a pair of other movies at the moment--Renny Harlin's The Northmen (due this year) and Roland Emmerich's King Tut (set for a 2007 release).

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HaVoC_DX
HaVoC_DX

IT SHOULD BE JUS LYK DA GAME

echoem001
echoem001

anybody remember turk 182. i'd like to see a good film about graff, but thats the thing will this be a good film about graff. marc echo being involved hopefully would mean there would be good graff.

Saga-san
Saga-san

Hold Up .. The game was LEET man.. got a bit repetitive towards the end, but hey... ya still remember the first tony hawk pro skater? same story.. But a MOVIE????? Come on, i bet its gonna be over dramtized: " look at the poor kid, he doesnt have a father anymore so he has to spend all his money on spraypaint en wreck the city" They'd better have an interview with delta, cope2 or loomit !

ApostleOne
ApostleOne

Yo.. I wouldn't be cappin' on the movie before it even comes out. Yeh, its being done by MTV Films (and yes, they do some crappy movies) they may even 'commercialze' it like one of you said. But with such a deep story that the game had, i think it has some potential. I've never gotten my hands on any of the graff movies or documentaries back then, but im hopin this one won't be so bad. But if i even see 50 Cent's name up in there, i won't even watch it at all..

latino693
latino693

WTF!!!????Hustle n flow wasnt THAT bad.....And a great stroy like marc eckoe's,who know,maybe it will be more easy to make a great movie.......i tink.....oh and blazer,looks like you havent played getting up man.....

jiggster147
jiggster147

We can only hope it doesn't suck as bad as we already know it is...

Blazer88
Blazer88

Ummm,....wow,.this will suck,..just like the game.

masterchief_123
masterchief_123

auwsome man, i new they were going to make it into a movie, its such a good game and has a great story, i cant wait.

meggido
meggido

Meh...doubt it will be any good.

sweet_jcs
sweet_jcs

if you want to see an okay graf film, check out bomb the system (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337585/). I am sure this movie will suck since it is being done by MTV films.. and bryehngeocef, Hustle and Flow was a horribly commercial take on hip hop.. such a bad film, bad acting, bad writing, bad lyrics.. you know it's hard out here for a pimp, gotta pay the money and the rent? seriously? wow, that's got oscar written all over it..oh wait.......

LomgHair
LomgHair

MTV films have ONE good film to thier name, Jackass: The Movie

damned_beast
damned_beast

oh my god... why do they make movies on gangster games... make a good one on far cry, with a new director....

SuperH75mil
SuperH75mil

Nothin' against the game or the idea for the game, but this really does have "crap" plastered all over its forehead. I mean, it COULD go out and be another 8 Mile or some such (don't care whatcha' say, 8 Mile was excellent), but I don't really see MTV Films pulling it off. They'll probably bog it down with Hollywood "urbanization." "Thanks for that riveting yet ultimately ignorable commentary, Cast-Aside Movie Critic John Doedermiester. In other news, a local baby cheddar block was sexually assaulted outside Police Precinct 69 in New York, today. The loafer parents of the block claimed the perpetraitor made several explicit and inappropriate references to tagging the child with "cheez wizz." For more on this story, we go live to a sudden nuclear explosion outside our..." *static*

Meantoaster
Meantoaster

Dead man on campus wasnt too bad a movie either. Don't get me wrong, i hate the music monopoly as much as anyone. But i digress. Getting up: The Movie??? gonna suck..

bryehngeocef
bryehngeocef

MTV Films has made some decent movies actually. Hustle & Flow would be the most recent.

boblighte
boblighte

Remember when MTV Films made good movies? Yeah, me neither.

tutukun
tutukun

It's gonna be another hippop gansta movie. They probably gonna cast 50 cents as the main guy

nellyp
nellyp

it is a movie based on Marc Ecko's Getting Up Contents Under Pressure and you are wondering if it will be good or not!!?? UGH!!!!

wilkinsg
wilkinsg

I wish we knew what genres these people have experience with, as well as just what their overall experience is so it would be easier to call whether or not it will be good.

mr_montoya85
mr_montoya85

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hundredfirst

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