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robinhood_posterIn this week’s /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley ring in their 100th episode by discussing piracy, movie adaptations of plotless games and toys, and the plot/casting of Rian Johnson’s upcoming film, Looper. Rian Johnson joins us for this episode, with his unique banjo stylings and photoshop skills. Rian’s episode of Breaking Bad airs this Sunday on AMC at 10 PM EST.

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Sony Readies a Rollercoaster Tycoon Adaptation

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Ever played the “Tycoon” series of video games? Games such as “Railroad Tycoon,” “Transport Tycoon,” and “Rollercoaster Tycoon” were like “SimCity” on a smaller level, allowing you to manage one company and compete for world domination in its business. The “Rollercoaster Tycoon” series was particularly popular, spawning two sequels, several expansion packs, a board game, and a book series.

Now aspiring Rollercoaster creators can look forward to one more spin-off: Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the rights for a film adaptation of “Rollercoaster Tycoon” with director Harald Zwart (director of Sony’s upcoming Karate Kid) executive producing and possibly directing.
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