'Fruit Ninja' is being turned into a movie because of course it is

Woman playing Fruit Ninja FX

Photo via Adam Dachis / Flickr (CC-BY)

Which mobile game will be next?

Fruit Ninja, the mobile game that was popular five years ago, is being turned into a movie, and now a studio is attached. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line has picked up the film rights to the game, which involves slicing different pieces of fruit. How can this be made into a feature-length movie, you ask? Well, somehow this year's Angry Birds movie made more than $300 million at the box office, so now it's an aspirational model. (Merch. The answer is lots of merch.) 

J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani, screenwriters for the How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack adaptation, are writing the script for the live-action family comedy about a group of "misfits" recruited to save the world by slicing fruit, which sounds sort of like Suicide Squad but with produce. 

Countdown to a Pokémon Go movie starts now. 

H/T The Hollywood Reporter 

angry birds
The story of Angry Birds continues in Angry Birds 2, coming later this month
Before Candy Crush insisted that everyone spam their friends and family with invitations to play, and before Clash of Clans aired Super Bowl ads starring Liam Neeson and Kate Upton , there was one game that extended trips to the bathroom, cost millions of hours of work productivity, and caused commuters to miss their stops: Angry Birds .
From Our VICE Partners

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!