Writer Hired For Guinness Book Of World Records Movie
kyle 2012/06/08 16:10:04
When the folks over at the Fox network decided to create Guinness Book of World Records Primetime
back in 1999, it was a fairly smart idea. It was easy just to make the
show as a reality program where the host would go around the world
watching people set world records and talk about previous record
holders. Making a movie out of it, and creating stories and characters,
however, is going to be much, much more difficult, but the folks over at
Warner Bros. believes that it can be a goldmine of an idea as well.
reports that the studio has hired a writer to create a film based on
the annual book that celebrates strange human accomplishments. Danny
Chun, who has sporadically written for both The Office and The Simpsons
(in the later years of both shows) has signed a deal to pen the script.
It's unknown how the movie will come together, but the plan is to make
it an action adventure film that incorporates many of the famous
achievements, such as "longest nose, longest fingernails and the most
tattoos and piercings."
The book was first created in 1951 when a man named Sir Hugh Beaver, the
managing editor of Guinness Breweries of the time, got into an argument
while hunting with another man about the speed of game birds in Europe.
While thinking about the argument later on, he realized that there was
no reference book that had information that pub-dwellers could easily
look up while arguing about various things. He eventually sent twin
brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter out to find information for the tome
and later the first book was created.
I honestly wish Chun the best of luck with this project because I can
honestly say that I couldn't come up with a decent action-adventure
script about the Guinness Book of World records if my life depended on
it. Hopefully his doesn't.
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