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

Which mobile game will be next?


Audra Schroeder


Published Sep 26, 2016   Updated Feb 28, 2020, 11:21 pm CST

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 

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*First Published: Sep 26, 2016, 12:05 pm CDT