Hollywood's Latest Idea: FarmVille the Movie

Writers of 'Toy Story' say they're in talks with Zynga
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2011 1:16 PM CDT
Zynga players might soon be looking for their favorite time-suck on the big screen.   (PRNewsFoto/Pizza Hut)

(Newser) – If you're among the legions of people coping with FarmVille addicts, well, prepare for a new assault on humanity: The writers behind Toy Story tell IGN that they're working with videogame giant Zynga to bring FarmVille to the big screen: "We're in conversations with Zynga to do something with one of their brands. Can't really say too much on that front yet, but 'Old MacDonald' didn't have a factory, if you get our drift."

Which leads Pete Cashmore of Mashable to pen a post headlined, "Please Lord, Save Us From the FarmVille Movie": "What does a FarmVille movie look like anyway? No doubt it’ll be a computer-animated feature (in 3D, of course!) incorporating the graphics and themes of the Facebook game. But FarmVille is a game in which you tend crops. Is that going to be a bit … boring? And while to tens of millions of people, FarmVille is an addictive pastime, for the friends of those people (ie. us!) it’s actually kind of a nuisance."

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