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Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May14,2024

Sometimes the best films are adapted from a completely crazy basic idea. It is in this logic that we return today to the 10 best films adapted from totally extraordinary source material. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Barbie, discover these 10 films adapted from totally What the fuck source material:

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

10) Barbie

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

Released in 2023, Barbie is obviously an adaptation of the famous Mattel doll strong>. Certainly, there have been other derivative products such as animated films, series and video games, but Barbie is, initially, a doll for children strong>. So when we learn that Greta Gerwigwill stage a real live-action film adapted from of the famous Mattel doll, we stayed a little cautious. And yet, the film is a real success. Taken by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, Barbie is named &àgrave; 8 Oscar revivals and leaves with the statuette for Best Song. Side box office, the feature film brought in more than 1.4 billion dollars in revenue. So, sometimes, totally funny source material can give rise to enormous cinematic success.

9) The Lego films

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

Surprisingly, the Lego franchise in cinema is a hit. Basically, they are just small toys for children. But the Lego company had a lot of ideas. After having conquered the video games sector with numerous Lego games (Lego Indiana Jones, Lego Star Wars, etc…), Lego then invaded the seventh art sector. The two films The Lego Movie produced by Chris Miller and Phil Lord received thunderous critical success.  Subsequently, other spin-off films like Lego Batman, The Movie or Lego Ninjago: The Movie also found their way to the cinemas. In short, the Lego licensehas become a huge film franchise!

8) Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

Films adapted from an attraction, there are several. Jungle Cruise(2012) and Mission to Mars (2000) are also films adapted from amusement park attractions. themes. But the adaptation of a most iconic attraction is unequivocally Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Released in 2003, the film by Gore Verbinskiis indeed suitable for of an attraction which saw the light of day in 1967. Entitled Pirates of the Caribbean, this attraction was later drift at many Disneyland parks around the world. worldwide. It was the very last attraction that Walt Disney himself was involved in, shortly before his death in 1966.< /strong>

7) Cluedo

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

As its name suggests, the film Cluedo is obviously adapted of the famous board game eponym. Realized by Jonathan LynnIn 1985, this investigative film brought together an impressive cast including Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn and even Michael McKean. The film has the intelligence to base its story on the same articulation as the games. A body is discovered in a house, and the murderer is among the members present. Real whodunit, it’s pleasant entertainment that picks up again and again. marvels the concept of the board game.

6) Angry birds

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

Adapt a video game on smartphone, you had to have the courage to do it. This is what Sony Pictures did. A true phenomenon, the phone game Angry Birds has marked many people. a whole generation. However, it is difficult to adapt a smartphone game into a feature film. Finally, Clay Kaytis and Fergal ReillyDidn't do too badly with this colorful and endearing adventure. A second film even saw the light of day in 2019.

5) Rhinestone

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie : 10 films adapted from wacky source material

Little-known film directed by by Bob Clarkand took by Sylvester Stallone, Rhinestone is a film adapted from of a song. Released in 1984, the feature film is adapted from from the song Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell released in 1975. The story tells how a country music singer, played by strong>Dolly Parton, promises that it can turn anyone into a true music star. Even a simple taxi driver incarnate; by Sylvester Stallone. Rhinestone has been a critical and commercial failure but had the merit of allowing Dolly Parton to release two new singles: God Won't Get You and Tennessee Homesick Blues.

4) Playmobil, the film

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

After The Great Lego Adventure it is logical that Playmobil also have the right to their cinematic adventure. Released in 2019, the feature film has clearly surfed the charts. on the success of the films of Chris Lord and Phil Miller. It’s generally the same kind of film as before. With one difference: Playmobil has been a huge financial failure. With only 16 million dollars in revenue to date; across the world, Playmobil, the film ranks as one of the worst financial failures in the history of cinema…

3) Dungeons & dragons: honor of thieves

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

Released in 2023, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor of Thieveshas been released. a pleasant surprise. Realized by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the film proved to be a great success. be perfectly mastered entertainment, extremely funny and often very creative. However, the base,Dungeons & Dragonsis an iconic role-playing game, which accompanied the entire generations of geeks over time.  It’s undoubtedly one of the best board games in the world. the most famous of all time.

2) The secret world of emojis

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

So this one, we had to think about it. Suggest a film based on simply on the emojis on our mobile phones, we had to dare. However, in 2017, Tony Leondis directed The Secret World of Emojis for Sony Pictures. The director imagines a whole world in which all the emojis live and evolve in society. Unsurprisingly, the feature film was released. a significant critical failure, but still reported more than 217 million dollars in box office revenue (for a budget of 50 million).

1) Space jam

Pirates of the Caribbean, Barbie: 10 films adapted from wacky source material

If today, Space Jam is a cult film, at least it is a cult film. Basically it's just a simple advertisement. Indeed, before becoming a little classic with Michael Jordan, Space Jam is a simple commercial advertisement for the Nike brand.released in 1992 the occasion of the Super Bowl. Okay, already &àgrave; At the time, it was an advertisement. &àgrave; big budget. We already found there; Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny and Bill Murray. This is how in 1996, Warner decided to go further by producing Space Jam, a film adapted of this advertisement. For the occasion, the firm is bringing together more basketball stars and more Looney Tunes, to the delight of fans.

 

< p>We could also have cited Transformers, G.I. Joe and Battleship which are all rights adapted to the game. s of Hasbro games. The first two are figurines, the third is a naval battle game. We could also have cited Johnny English which is also adapted to of an advertisement already led by Rowan Atkinson. We could have cited Zola, adapted from of a Twitter thread. We could also have mentioned Pixels which is based on arcade games. In short, there are still examples to be found; abundance. Don't hesitate to Tell us in comments your favorite examples or certain films that we may have forgotten. to mention.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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