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Five years later, Bone movie perhaps back on track 17 Nov, 2016 / 4 comments

At some point I decided that the Bone movie is Mixnmojo-relevant on the basis of the Telltale games, and while my argument has a few holes in it, I figured you guys wouldn't pick today - which comes a solid two weeks since our last news post - to challenge me on this.

So last we heard, P.J. Hogan (known for the 2003's Peter Pan) was set to direct the animated film. That was Jan. 2012, after which we've heard nothing. Today, The Hollywood Reporter breaks the silence to reveal that there's a new director (the Kung Fu Panda guy) and a new script, which will be designed as the first installment in a trilogy.

Will this finally happen? Will it be good? I sure hope so. Few adaptations are more overdue than Bone. Mostly though I'm curious to find out how different/similar to the Telltale games the music and voicework will end up being. Say, maybe this is a good time for the studio to end that ten-year hiatus on their own Bone adaptation?

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    Jennifer on 24 Nov, 2016, 16:23…

    AlfredJ

    I really can't see Telltale ever doing Bone again, except if this movie series reaches the popularity of something like Harry Potter. Even then, I'd think they'd start by remaking the first two games. I think they're lovely, but they have aged a lot. Do they still sell those or have they gone the way of Wallace & Gromit?


    They don't sell them on their own store anymore, but they're still available on Steam. They're currently on sale for $2.50 for both games. The only two games that are no longer sold on any digital site are Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures and Law & Order: Legacy.

    Oh, and the four CSI games, but that's more UbiSoft's doing than Telltale's.
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    St_Eddie on 21 Nov, 2016, 21:06…

    AlfredJ

    I really can't see Telltale ever doing Bone again, except if this movie series reaches the popularity of something like Harry Potter.



    Yeah, TellTale only goes after insanely popular IP these days. I really can't fault their business model, though I sure as heck don't respect it.

    It's like the way that my esoteric YouTube videos rarely pull in more than 100 views. I'm all too aware that if I were to post videos of my cat doing things of a humorous nature (which she often does), then I'd be regularly raking in tens of thousands of views. I have integrity though... which admittedly is of little comfort when I'm living in a shack, surviving off baked beans and custard creams. Still, at least when I die of scurvy in due course, my final words can be "I maintained my integrity!"

    Oh sod this, I'm off to record a video of my cat curled up in a pile of hot towels, like some form of feline sausage roll...
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    AlfredJ on 17 Nov, 2016, 17:33…
    I really can't see Telltale ever doing Bone again, except if this movie series reaches the popularity of something like Harry Potter. Even then, I'd think they'd start by remaking the first two games. I think they're lovely, but they have aged a lot. Do they still sell those or have they gone the way of Wallace & Gromit?
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    monkeyboobs on 17 Nov, 2016, 08:27…
    Great news! I love the Bone cartoons more than everything (beside a lot of other things). And come on Telltale, another try, please!!

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