Turns out Brett Ratner won’t get to make that Guitar Hero movie he wanted after all. It’s so sad when no one’s interested in a free whore.
Activision, the company that owns the franchise, isn’t going for it. “I’d really like to do it, but they’re not letting me,” Ratner tells EW.com. “I expressed my interest, but because it’s such a success, it’s like now there’s no reason to make a movie about it.”
Weird, it’s almost as if… making a film out of it would be really f-cking stupid idea or something.
Ratner is a big fan of the game, incorporating it into videos he’s directed for Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey, and he envisioned a story about a small-town kid who dreams of fame and wins a Guitar Hero competition. “The game is wish-fulfilling, everyone can be a rock star.” But despite the setback, Ratner is not giving up hope. “I might prevail,” he says. “I usually do.” [EW]
Brett Ratner is what happens when you give fat average idiots responsibility. They let him direct a music video, and he put Guitar Hero in it because he likes video games. If he directed Sportscenter half of it would be about Madden ’08. “Trust me, dude, it’s an awesome game. It’s all I f*ckin’ do all day.”