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oh my god there's a movie based on a penny arcade thing coming out

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/paramount-plots-next-animated-pic-194394
After tasting success of its first non-DreamWorks Animation-produced
animated film Rango, Paramount is jumping into the medium again with New Kid.
The project is an adaptation of an online comic from Penny Arcade. The
studio has picked up rights and tapped Book of Eli writer Gary
Whitta to pen the script. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing via
their studio-based Disruption Entertainment.
The premise spins the feeling of being a new kid in school into an intergalactic story when the kid happens to be the lone earthling in a school chock full of aliens.
Penny Arcade, created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, is one of the few viable webcomic sites that has grown into its own little fiefdom, with a blog, video games, podcasts and an online TV show.
Part of the impetus for New Kid is that Paramount is coming to the end of its current DWA distribution deal. Insiders say the studio is looking for a well of animated fare to potentiall fill that part of its pipepline if a new DWA pact can't be worked out. While there isn’t likely to be a Pixar-like animated division at Paramount any time soon, the studio knows it needs to be in that lucrative game, with or without Jeffrey Katzenberg. Rango, released in March, grossed more than $240 million worldwide.
Parent just set up at Paramount the DC Comics property The Mighty, one of the few titles that was allowed to escape from parent company Warner Bros., which normally handles any screen adaptations.
Whitta is repped by UTA and Circle of Confusion.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/10/29/

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Whoa, what the hell! That's amazing!

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    HOLY FUCK.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Holy shit that's cool. I wonder why mike and jerry haven't mentioned anything yet

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  • IloveslimesIloveslimes Everett, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This is great news. I wonder how much Mike and Jerry will be involved.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Nice!

    Hopefully the PA crew will earn BANK off this.

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  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Suck it, everyone who voted for not The New Kid.

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  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Fruit Fucker would also be a great movie

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Nothing but solid gold xbox controllers and platinum 12 sided dice from now on for the PA guys.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Confirmed by Gabe. http://twitter.com/#!/cwgabriel/status/76432570434330624

    "I guess the news is out!"

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Well god damn.

    Did not see this coming.

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  • DroolDrool Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Yay for PA and also Gary Whitta.

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  • holy shit balls

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Hunter wrote: »
    Nothing but solid gold xbox controllers and platinum 12 sided dice from now on for the PA guys.

    Well, hopefully the movie will be super-successful and they'll earn some sweet royalties.

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  • StiltsStilts Machinist "Don't forget to thank me if this works."Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So excited!

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  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Radius wrote: »
    Suck it, everyone who voted for not The New Kid.

    If I had it all to do over again, I still would not vote for The New Kid.

    But this is pretty swank for Mike and Jerry nonetheless.

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  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Radius wrote: »
    Suck it, everyone who voted for not The New Kid.

    I think the New Kid was my least favorite out of all of the things

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  • SomestickguySomestickguy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Gary Whitta, my favourite part of the Tested Podcast!

    I am extremely interested.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    this is awesome

    good on Gabe, Tycho, and everybody at PA.

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I wonder if they'll base the character designs off of Mike's art, or whether they're really just taking the 'kid shows up on a new planet' idea. Now I want to see awesome 3D movies of all the PA side projects.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    holy wow

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    oh wow

    this was my favorite out of the three

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited June 2011
    wowwie

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    pretty exciting!

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Holy fucking shit

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ten wrote: »
    I wonder if they'll base the character designs off of Mike's art, or whether they're really just taking the 'kid shows up on a new planet' idea. Now I want to see awesome 3D movies of all the PA side projects.

    Fruit Fucker: Trouble in Orange Town would make a good Pixar short.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2011
    man, this pretty crazy

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  • TurambarTurambar Avocado at law Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Already hoping for a Lookouts movie

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  • okay now I'm gonna be greedy and try to will a lookouts cartoon into existence

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Rolo wrote: »
    Ten wrote: »
    I wonder if they'll base the character designs off of Mike's art, or whether they're really just taking the 'kid shows up on a new planet' idea. Now I want to see awesome 3D movies of all the PA side projects.

    Fruit Fucker: Trouble in Orange Town would make a good Pixar short.

    I would love to see that.

    Automata and Lookouts would also make great animated movies, they have such distinctive style.

    New Kid is a pretty vague idea based on only that single comic, but that's probably appealing to studios so I imagine it had something to do with why this particular idea was picked up.

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  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Well that's one way to develop an idea.


    I am assuming this means that Automata will be made into an HBO miniseries

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus GRAND ATTACK!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    THIS IS AMAZING

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  • I would guess that they put together a little bit more than the single page if they were looking to get it made into a movie. Unless the thing happened the other way around.

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  • BigBearBigBear If your life had a face, I would punch it. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Awesome news, I bet it will be a really good movie.

    I know it will never happen, but a Belruel movie would be pretty awesome as well. But yeah, this idea is a pretty good one for an animated kids movie.

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  • TurambarTurambar Avocado at law Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Seriously wrote: »
    Well that's one way to develop an idea.


    I am assuming this means that Automata will be made into an HBO miniseries

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    next up:

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  • ThetherooThetheroo skeleton punRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What ever happened to Sand? I'm looking forward to that.

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  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    That's amazing. It's not even like they licensed their webcomic empire intellectual property into a film - this was just a one-off strip idea. It's like making bank off of a hunch, or a "wouldn't it be cool if...?" musing.

    Great job. Hope they get ILM or something to animate.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Pixar animating an Automata HBO miniseries?

    Yes please!

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    you know i just realized the play on words for the kid's name

    and i love them for it

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This is very cool.

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