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Paramount Adapts Penny Arcade's "New Kid"

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So, yeah. This is pretty cool. It's based on this strip.

I just hope that Mike and Jerry doesn't get kicked out of the creative process. Also, I hope it doesn't turn into Mars Needs Moms.

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  • ....of their one-offs, this is honestly the very last one that I would have wanted to be made into a film. It works as a one-off joke, which if they have any sense they'll ape like hell in the trailer, but honestly I can't really see this as anything more than another dumb kid's film. Any of their other ones would be good, even Lookouts would work better as a kid's film, I think, but my preference would have been to go with making a film adaptation of Automata.

  • That's weird. How is there enough material to make a movie off of? Caaaause there's not :P

  • Well they both think it could be "the biggest thing [they] ever do", so I'll assume they've got more behind it than what you can see in the comic.

  • @Harald B said: Well they both think it could be "the biggest thing [they] ever do", so I'll assume they've got more behind it than what you can see in the comic.


    Oh, I'm sure, but "Major movie studio makes a film about a kid that doesn't quite fit in" doesn't really inspire confidence in me.

  • @Rather Dashing said: my preference would have been to go with making a film adaptation of Automata.

    Yeah, Automata would be a better choice. Though, Automata would be better as a TV series in my opinion.

    @Rather Dashing said: That's weird. How is there enough material to make a movie off of? Caaaause there's not :P

    They can expand, you know. It's not just gonna be based on that one page, which would make a 30 second short film.

    Anyhoo, when I saw the strip the first time a few months back, I thought it had some potential to be something bigger. So, regardless of what it might become in the end, I'm still excited.

  • New Kid seems like it could easily be made into a family film. While I've enjoyed all of their one-offs, that one seems the least inspired. I would like to see some more Automata or Lookouts. Also, I enjoyed Jim Darkmagic and Sand and still want those to be expanded upon. Belruel is a pretty strip but there's not enough there yet to get excited about

  • @tredlow said: Yeah, Automata would be a better choice. Though, Automata would be better as a TV series in my opinion.

    http://www.hulu.com/total-recall-2070 Cop drama in the Blade Runner universe. It's a bit campy but overall it works surprisingly well. Worth watching at least the first few episodes to get a sense of how an Automata show might work. It lacks the actual 1920s vibe, but otherwise it has a lot of the same film noir and racism-against-robots motifs.

  • @LuigiHann said: http://www.hulu.com/total-recall-2070 Cop drama in the Blade Runner universe. It's a bit campy but overall it works surprisingly well. Worth watching at least the first few episodes to get a sense of how an Automata show might work. It lacks the actual 1920s vibe, but otherwise it has a lot of the same film noir and racism-against-robots motifs.

    Never watched Blade Runner, and I know I should. I thought Automata was kinda like I, Robot. (The movie. I don't know about the books, because I haven't read them yet).

  • @tredlow said: Never watched Blade Runner, and I know I should. I thought Automata was kinda like I, Robot. (The movie. I don't know about the books, because I haven't read them yet).

    I can see where you're coming from, but it's a different sort of feel from that. Imagine if nobody trusted the robots, as opposed to relying on them, and I think you'd be closer to the feel of Automata.

  • I think Sand would have been a better choice.

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