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Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 by David Chen
Years ago, toy companies went on a film feeding frenzy, attempting to convert many of their products into movie adaptations. Movies like Transformers, Bratz: The Movie, and G.I. Joe were the result. At the time, a movie based on the Magic 8-Ball was also on the table, but as the years passed, the film wound up in a state of limbo.
For those of you who didn’t have toys when you were a child, the Magic 8-Ball was a round, plastic object resembling an oversized pool 8-ball that contained a 20-sided die. When shaken, a small window displayed one of the answers on the die. Over the years, many children and adolescents have turned to the 8-ball for advice, due to its remarkable predictive qualities.
Now, it looks as though Paramount Pictures is finally ready to make the Magic 8-Ball movie a reality.
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