Opinions are divided on whether 1987’s The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (a Topps Chewing Gum Production!) is so bad its good, or so bad that you’ll want to cut your throat with blades chipped into the rock-hard gum once packed with the original ’80s Cabbage Patch Kids parody sticker collection. The “little people in suits” alien/kids are so ugly they make the Howard the Duck suits look like objects of erotica, and story manages to be both absurd and completely dull.
But now the Garbage Pail Kids are getting another shot. Michael Eisner‘s current outfit The Tornante Company is financing and producing the development of a new film based on the card/sticker set. Read More »
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Has it really come to this? The search for the a bankable property or popular story started off simple and innocently with adaptations of popular books, sequels, and comic book films. And in the last two decades, we’ve had video game movies, theme park ride adaptations, cartoons/anime turned live-action, tv to film, movies based toys and action figures, and most recently board game film adaptations.
But now Hollywood is sinking to new lows. Tonight it was announced that Michael Eisner is adapting a a film based on bubble gum. That’s right — GUM!
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