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Brett Ratner: GUITAR HERO!?

Merrick here...
Brett Ratner is horny to make a movie centered around Activision's GUITAR HERO franchise. Ratner says:
“I love ‘Guitar Hero’ and I think it’s a part of pop culture. I would love to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie, if Activision would ever let me. I’m trying to convince them, but why would you have a movie screw up such a huge franchise? Not that I would make a bad movie. So that would be cool, to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie. ” And here is his idea for the plot: “It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the ‘Guitar Hero’ competition. One of these dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts.”
...according to THIS INTERVIEW with MTV. The article goes on to discuss Ratner's insidious influence on the GUITAR HERO games (now I'm even more glad we're a ROCK BAND household). When quizzed about the status of the GOD OF WAR movie adaptation he's been attached to for a while, he offered this sublime insight: He's...
"...doing a movie version of ‘God of War"

Which is awesome, because he's the perfect choice for, well, any project, really. Here's proof:

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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    that. is. horrible.

    by tango fett

    and that is all.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    SUFFER! :D

    by Grayskull

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Anything that isn't a horse...

    by Neosamurai85

    's ASS!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    A movie about playing Guitar Hero?

    by bigbadbua

    Sounds really bad. If it had real guitarists playing in a Guitar Hero-like format, that might work. But a movie about people playing the game just sounds bad.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    That is an incredibly bad idea.

    by unfaithfullyyours

    Do I need to say more?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Zeddemore


  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by Ladonite

    Yeah, michaelangelo and ratner are practically sisters.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    McG = Frogger

    by irrelevntelefant

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    So will the kid get to go to

    by Neosamurai85


  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Two names immediately pop into mind for a guitar hero movie

    by DavidDuchovneys_wandering_cock

    Jack Black and Will Ferrell. That would be an interesting combo.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    A movie screw up a huge franchise?

    by PirateEmery

    Shit, he nailed it on the head. I don't think he would destroy the franchise, but a movie would be a bad idea... a very bad idea...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    "Not that I would make a bad movie."

    by Shoegeezer

    He's a damn liar, he's made loads of them.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Tina Fey is running with McCain?

    by Guy Gaduois

    How is this not on AICN? <p> That's not Tina Fey? <p> Well, nevermind. Back to Guitar Hero.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Did that guy

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    just compare Brett Ratner to Michelangelo???

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Ratner stole the plot of THE WIZARD!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    "Power glove, it's so bad."

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    good god...Wizard 2


    nothing is better than a movie that is based off of software and games that will be dated by the time it comes out. I remember when Wizard came out before mario 3 did- every kid shit their pants. Guitar hero is popular and fun.....TO PLAY. no one is going to want to go see a guitar hero movie. even an interactive DVD. just stick with the games, thanks.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    You're no Brett Ratner, that might be a compliment.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    John McCain has pulled a Marisa tomei!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    So... that South Park episode?

    by Bean_

    Jesus kids get a life, play the real guitar.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Seriously, I'm ALL FOR THIS!

    by Neosamurai85

    I like it when Ratner is fucking up movies I DON'T care about. Nobody wants a Guitar Hero movie. Nobody will be sad when it sucks. If he's doing this, then he isn't doing a something like a Metal Gear or Siren or Wolfenstine or Legend of Zelda or Metroid or Contra or Bionic Commando or ANY OTHER GAME ADAPTATION you might want to see. I could only be happier if Anderson or Boll were making this.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Worst idea ever

    by RobotDevil007

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    only Brett Ratner would think of this...

    by Datascream

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    wow, ive never seen a video...

    by Obscura

    ...with a more retarded sentence in it. a huge hunk of ivory? im guessing this guy has no idea what ivory is and is getting it mixed up with marble. moron.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Awesome news

    by IAmLegolas

    keep that guy attached to crap after crap so he's out of the game with "our" movies.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    So it's The Last Starfighter, but with guitars.

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Who's going to play Grig?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    I don't get the Ratner hate at AICN

    by SarumanTheChef

    This rampant Ratner hate always present at AICN seems so random. Sort of a solid mid-level director, nothing spectacular, nothing offensively bad. X-Men 3 was not really discernably that different from the others from a directing standpoint, whatever problems it had were on a script level. People talk as if ratner is like Uwe Boll or something, and he's nowhere near that low a level (and neither is he on a high level of any sort). He's just...o.k., and yet AICN acts like he's Satan. He must have rebuked Harry or someone personally on something to bring such a peculiar grudge.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    How about...

    by REDD

    a kid that gets sucked into the Guitar Hero game and he has to win multiple competitions to break free? Guitron Hero?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I have fun with Guitar Hero but...

    by Cat_Corporation

    This sounds like a pile of poo. I challenge anyone to defeat me playing Stevie Ray Vaughan! Or are ya scared of being whupped by a girl? ;)

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    and Nolan's gunna adapt LEGO: Batman next!!!

    by mr

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    What about a Wii Fit movie?

    by hank henshaw

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Uwe Boll's Tetris

    by tomdolan04

    You know you want it

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    BR = the drunk fratboy...

    by MOTHdevil

    ...who stumbled into the wrong party. Brett Ratner is a fratboy who thinks he's a closet geek. I'd like to think I'm geek who's a closet fratboy, but at least I'm smart enough to know my limitations.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Oh, Ratner...

    by MPJedi2

    Competent director...The X3 Script was so awful, the only thing that makes that movie watchable to me is the fact that Ratner is a pretty decent, slick action director. You wanna lay the blame for that fiasco on anyone's head, it's fucking Avi Arad, and his "we need more action figures and spin-offs" mentality. The Rush Hour movies? Watchable, fun...not great. Red Dragon? A movie that did not need to be re-made, but, again, watchable. Is Ratner an auteur, groundbreaking, or even clever? Hell no! He's a workman, and a decent one. No reason in the world to be a Ratner "fan," but also no reason to be a hater, either.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11 a.m. CST


    by SpawnofAchilles

    I wanted to do it as a short film if I can only get JB and Will Ferrell on board...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    oh HELL NO

    by Mr.Meanie


  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    oh and rock band

    by SpawnofAchilles

    kicks the shit out of guitar hero *but guitar hero has that sweet ass name

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by Wolfman Nards

    You know what? Let this one happen. Green light this bitch. Give him $100 Million to do this and end his joke of a career, once and for all. Please.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST


    by Rick Flemming

    Really is a modern day Michaelangelo... The ninja turtle that is.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    REDD has it right!

    by MisterE

    This could do good straight-to-video business when the new Tron movie hits theaters!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Pong: The Moive!!!!!!!!!!!

    by crackerfarmboy

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Brett Ratner Is MY HERO!

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    As if...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Michaelangelos Ivory Horse....

    by ilander66

    Yeah must have missed that one the last time I went to the Louvre....

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    this idea is STOOPID

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    dumbest. idea. EVER!!!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Yeah let him make the Movie...

    by ilander66

    and when it makes less than clone wars in its opening weekend maybe then no one will ever hire him again.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Sidney Lumet is working on QBert, isn't he?

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Will the Guitar Hero actually play guitar?

    by ilander66

    Or will he be able to make millions, have a huge mansion and as many women as his tongue can handle by playing a tiny plastic guitar?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    As shitty as an idea that this is...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    At least it's not another dumb fucking remake proposal.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Lumet took over when Kubrick Died I think.

    by ilander66

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by bigbadbua

    I'd rather have Boll's Tetris than this. That might be Boll's best film.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    John Woos Dig Dug!

    by ilander66

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    The Wizard 2: Electric Boogaloo

    by Razgriz

    I got an idea, make the main character an autistic kid, and his evil father played by Fred Savage can take him around playing Guitar Hero tourniments until he wins the world championship and gets to be the new frontman for Guns and Roses or something. Total product placement movie....I can see it now: "I love this new replica Fender Stratocaster 5 button guitar's so bad!"

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Hey, if it keeps him away from the worthwhile projects...

    by flickchick85

    I say let him go for it. At least that way we don't have to worry about him swooping in and ruining Batman or something while he's busy with this shit.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    It's DDR on a stick

    by Immortal_Fish

    But, hey, if that's your thing...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Tarantinos Cooking Mama!

    by ilander66

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Rock Band is good,

    by Harold-Sherbort

    but I'd rather just play the real drums and guitar. I live in a place where you can't play actual instruments, so Rock Band is good for the sake of practice. But I do wish these kids would pick up ACTUAL intstruments. Or, like Mike Patton said, "Turn these plastic guitars and plastic drumsets into actual instruments."

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Why Have Pringles When You Can Have Kobe Beef?

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Sums up the argument against Ratner pretty well. Although I'd prefer Pringles to Ratner any day. But the fact is, Matthew Vaughan proved himself a better director by refusing to direct a production trainwreck than sticking around and getting caught up in Fox's creative skullfuck.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    How big of an asshole to you have to be to try to actively sabotage Brett Ratner (or anyone's career, for that matter)? I know that people around here have an irrational hatred of the guy. No need to sucker-punch him every chance you get. I think your writing and reviews are crap, but I'm not finding excuses to insult you in every post.<P> Seriously, WHY does everyone hate him so much? Was it X-Men 3? Were the Rush Hour movies SO offensive to everyone that you're all convinced he shouldn't have a career? WHAT THE FUCK IS IT?!?<P> There are people OTLANDISHLY less capable than him. You need to chill out. "Ratner's insidious influence". WTF?!? What is that about? Does Ratner have some secret influence over media that will doom us all? Can you be a little more dramatic? You AND Harry need to knock off this biased crap.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Wow, Brett Ratner is so original

    by TomHooligan

    What a terrible idea.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    You wanna know why the Ratner hate ?

    by Bob Denard

    Easy... He's no Uwe Boll, for sure, but in many people's minds (including mine), he represents the average studio yes-man, mercenary director. This guy and his kind are the reason why we get all these crappy soulless movies, videogame adaptations, superhero franchise shit (Fantastic 4 anyone?)... They will do ANYTHING just to work. Guitar Hero ? OK, sounds fun. Monopoly ? Sure. The Thing The Beginnin ? Not a problem. Ultimately, a guy like Uwe Boll (who makes some of the crappiest movies ever, I agree) is harmless, almost nobody see his movies in theaters. But guys like Ratner or WS Anderson, they are the problem, they are the reason why american cinema sucks right now.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    wasn't this a South park episode?

    by Rupee88

    or something close to it.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Playkins have you SEEN his films

    by ilander66

    While I agree with many others that he is nowhere near the bottom of the pile he is right in the middle and THATS the problem MEDIOCRITY the very fact that he wants to make a film from Guitar Hero...... Doesnt that say something? I have got a carton of milk in my fridge lets make a movie out of that......

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Bob Denard

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    An excellent point. I'd doff my cap to you if I was wearing one.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    This could be a new trend.....

    by the1980mutant

    Tie up all these hack directors with stupid projects like these and then maybe they won't have time to fuck up the flicks we actually want to see. Maybe the sequel could be The Wizard Vs. Guitar Hero: Too Fast, Too Furious on Expert

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by Gungan Slayer

    well fuck, if they're making a fucking FACEBOOK movie, why the fuck not a GUITAR HERO movie? sigh oh ratner.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Well said Bob Denard

    by Olsen Twins_Fan

    Short and to the point.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    It would work as a comedy, nothing else...

    by MCVamp

    An aging former rock star estranged from his family finds out he has a grandson with the same name 30 years removed from a groupie encounter who is entering a "Guitar competition." He decides to travel abroad to visit this budding rock icon and it turns out he's a dorky teenager and it's a Guitar Hero competition. Hilarity ensues. Starring Nicholas Cage and McLovin.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by Karl Childers

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    For the love of God.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I was on a high after hearing Sarah Palin was McCain's pick, and now i'm right back in the sewer. What in the world? This has to be the stupidest idea for a movie I have ever heard. I want to see a Joust movie before I see this. Dig Dug, Burger Time, and Akari Warriors all have more compelling plots.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by Toonol

    Is a bit like Anderson. A workmanlike director, not great, not terrible, that tends to get singled out on this site for too much criticism. I think they make exactly the kind of movies that they are hired to make.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Coupon: The Movie

    by sonofbronson

    People love the coupon, they should love the movie.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    tetris: the motion picture

    by ironic_name <P> I wanna make it.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Ratner hate

    by Neosamurai85

    I agree that he gets an excessive amount of hate compared to some far worse directors. The thing is, he's okay but not great, and he goes after big projects. He's sorta Donner-lite. Rush Hour was sorta like Lethal Weapon 4, fun but increasingly out of touch with what people loved about the original. Red Dragon was actually not bad, but the script was pretty solid and he was working with one of the most prestigious casts ever assembled in recent years, all with a clear awareness that this was not a film to fuck up. X-Men 3 was a mess on the script level, yes, but he dosn't even try to make it good. As Quint pointed out recently, very few Hammer films had anything near resembling good dialog yet the directors and actors were competent enough to make it work. There are so many scenes in that film that could have worked better despite how they were written if Ratner had stepped up. He didn't and that's why he isn't spared bile along with the producers and writers. After the Sunset wanted to be Thomas Crown Affair 2 so bad it was kinda disgusting. The film looked pretty in a decent rental night sort of way, but again, nothing really exciting. So yes, he's a more middle tier director than a hellspawn of crap. Here's the thing though, he goes after big movies. His name has been or almost been attached to a lot of movies of late that fans want GREAT directors for. Ratner = mediocre rental, to dull night hey lets go to the theater movies. He's hated because he represents that cranked out brand of film, he's shown that he's reliable to get the job done, but I haven't seen him do anything yet to trust him with something I have any deep investment in. If he got his hands on an original script and made a really knockout film, then I'd give him a chance, but I haven't seen that happen yet. So yes, I'm glad he is doing stupid Wizard/Rockstar ripoffs that I probably will never see more of than the trailer.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    kim ki duk's dance dance revolution starring daniel day lewis

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    aicn user see

    by lucky slevin

    aicn user do

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST


    by Neosamurai85

    what Denard said.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, noon CST

    rush hour was fun. a step up from walker texas ranger

    by ironic_name

    but not as good as ARMOR OF GOD or DRUNKEN MASTER. <P> I don't remember money train other than jlo in a tanktop. <P> xmen three was shit, but that was the writing.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, noon CST

    Obviously the guy hasn't seen the Guitar Queer'o

    by conspiracy

    episode of South Park. Seriously people...the videogame to movie thing HAS to stop. Whats next.."Diner Dash" the movie? It is just fucking retarded, and yet more proof Hollywood is creatively bankrupt.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST


    by samsquanch

    Somebody said Brett Ratner.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I don't think he meant people would play the game

    by jsm1978

    I think he just meant there would be a "battle of the bands" sort of thing, and it would be called Guitar Hero so that they have an excuse to use the name of the game for the movie. <p> At least, thats' what I got when I read it. <p> I could be wrong.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by jsm1978 has had a trailer for a Tetris movie up for a good while. <p> I'm pretty sure it's a joke. <p> Though I never actually read anything about it, like there was for their fake Zelda trailer.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    The burning question is...

    by PumpyMcAss

    Will Chris Tucker be winner of The Guitar Hero competition?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The most successful untalented director of all time? Methinks so.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    chess: the stunning rock opera from tom cruise and the who

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    No fair!

    by epitone

    We never got our Dance Dance Revolution film with whoever the Ralph Macchio of today is. Foul, I cry, foul.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I think Guitar Hero Is PERFECT

    by Rando Calrisian

    Perfect for Brett Ratner. PERFECT I tell you. This movie has absolutely any chance of being good no matter who makes it. So why not? I'll never see it anyway. Maybe Fred Savage can be the kids Dad.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by jsm1978

    IGN USED to have a trailer for a Tetris movie... I can't find it now...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    If it is about the game

    by jsm1978

    Then Fred Savage as the dad would be GENIUS casting.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by Cotton McKnight

    That's funny, I was just going to mention that. Wasn't there a Fred Savage movie where he played a video game?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Okay, last post...

    by jsm1978

    Here's that fake Tetris movie trailer... <p>

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    South Park Did It!!

    by SkinJob69

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner: UNTALENTED HACK!?

    by I am_NOTREAL

    ***SPOILER*** Yes

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    You know....

    by Darth Macchio

    You could just go out and buy a fucking acoustic guitar and learn to play. Then chicks might actually want to hang out with you instead of having to be drugged or otherwise coerced into it...<p>I'm biased of course but Guitar Hero is just dumb. Doesn't Rock Band "virtualize" what the production thinks its like to be in a band on stage? Only good thing about Guitar Hero is it's keeping some good older rock music alive for just a bit longer. Too bad aerosmith isn't one of them.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by landocolt45

    Never hire someone who has it in their contract that after the title of the movie you have to say, "A Brett Ratner film." This shit bag cannot make a good film. Who will be the Guitar Hero, Owen Wilson? And his roadie sidekick Jackie Chan. They fight crime and rock out at the same time. I would just make it a documentary like King of Kong and show people playing "Through the Fire and Flames" perfect.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Martin Scorsese: Yahtzee!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST


    by Galactic

    Starring Don Cheadle as Ash, Monica Belluci as Misty and Benicio Del Toro as Brock!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    First faggot Facebook the movie, now this shit?

    by James_O'Nasty

    He did rip off the Wizard, full credit to the original poster.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Michael F'in ANGELO????!!!!

    by Cinemajerk

    Tell me. What is Brett's version of the Sistene Chapel? Rush Hour 2? Gimme a break.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner carves whores, too.

    by Stalin vs Predator

    Everything he touches, he'll get at least one whore out of it. The man excels at carving whores. Michelangelo, you say? He's got nothing on Brett. Brett is a whore's whore. <p> <p> (Besides, we know that Michelangelo was just a turtle, so why even compare him with Brett?)

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST


    by Neosamurai85

    For a second I thought that Miike subject string was for real. Actually, *sigh of relief* thank god. I was almost willing to watch a Pokemon movie. *shudders*

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Paul W.S. Anderson for the Rock Band movie

    by Xiphos_2

    How do you make an interesting movie about a bunch of losers sitting around their parents house, getting high and prancing about to the melodic sounds of Kansas?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    nice quote.

    by dingus khan

    "i love guitar hero, and i think it's a part of pop culture." <p> kudos, brett...we were wondering whether or not guitar hero was a part of pop culture. <p> your insight has us leaning more towards the "yes". <p> *fart*

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    But, yeah, I'm all for it. May he get such projects forever.

    by Stalin vs Predator

    May he make Guitar Heroes, Resident Evils, Mortal Kombats, Pac-Men... That will keep him from making another "Red Dragon", i.e. touching something that actually is good and about which someone actually cares. Otherwise, I'll bet that if Hollywood ever lays its paws on Terry Pratchett, they'll give the adaptation to Ratner. Or that Eragon doofus.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    what a stupid update.

    by ArcadianDS

    a director who has ZERO communications with a property owner, says he'd love to do a movie about that property and adds, "..if they would ever let me do it."<p> Since when did the random day-dreaming of a movie director become "cool news"?<p> And what exactly is a "rock band household"? Is the choice between guitar hero and rock band a philosophical morality lifestyle type of choice? Why are they mutually exclusive of one another? Is it like the abortion debate with little to no middle ground or overlapping of ideals?<p> And since when did the revelation of whether or not a movie director liked a vidoe game become a validation for one's decision to either own or not own that same video game?<p> This whole update is stupid.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    we don't HATE Brett Ratner.....

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    HATE is a strong word.....we LOATHE him and all of his "work"

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    James Cameron - The World Ends With You

    by chiefpapa

    How fucking perfect would that be? Adapt that DS game with Cameron helming, k gotta go, I just popped wood.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Michaelangelo was of course famous...

    by raw_bean

    ...for carving things out of *ivory*.<p>sigh...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    How about Wii fit the movie

    by disfigurehead

    Directed by Uwe Boll

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST


    by F-18

    That's the fucking video game movie I want to see. Hell, the games themselves are like movies. I don't give a rat's ass about Guitar Hero. Most Hollywood people are creatively bankrupt that they can't come up with anything that might actually have a chance in hell of being good. Guitar Hero, my ass.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I dont get the irrational Ratner hate

    by happyboy

    I also dont get the George Bush hate, he's a solid mid-level dictator, nothing spectacular, nothing offensively bad. The only thing that makes his administration watchable to me is the fact that Bush is a pretty decent, slick war monger. Not as good as Hitler but compared to Jimmy Carter he is nowhere near that low a level of sucking at starting wars. I also dont get the irrational Iran hate, it's a solid mid-level Islamist regime, nothing spectacular, nothing offensively bad. Also I dont get the hate for Walmart, pollution, tobacco companies, sub prime lenders and people who dont vaccinate their kids. In short I am very smart. What's everyone talking about I just dont get it. Stop taking potshots just because someone sucks horribly at their job. STOP TAKING POTSHOTS AT INCOMPETENCE THIS IS AMERICA DAMMIT

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Happy Boy - That was a nice little rant.

    by SkeletonParty

    I really liked it. I may steal that entire argument sometime in the future. <p>Damn, sometimes there are nuggets of brilliance in these talkbacks.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    So basically he wants to make an even worse vesion of the Wizard

    by drewlicious

    When Ratner finally disappears up his own asshole I seriously hope someone catches it on camera.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    That video was like...

    by Neon Killer

    something out of SPINAL TAP.....does Hollywood have no self-awareness?.....

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    we love katamari: the porno

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Carving a huge block of ivory....

    by SkeletonParty

    ... y'know, because ivory is a mineral from the ground, like, say, marble. <p>Of course, he could be referring to Ivory soap, which Michelangelo often used to carve prototypes. He was a master of all mediums.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by ArcadianDS

    he does NOT have any arrangements with them to write or produce or direct a movie about it.<p> Please try to stay focused on the topic of the update.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I just watched paul ws anderson's 'shopping' w/ jude law

    by ironic_name

    it featured outrun on gamegear or atarilynx <P> it was a dumb movie.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    spore creature creator by russel mulcahy

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    wii fit the movie exists

    by ironic_name

    the girl in her undies secretly filmed by her bf

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    michaelangelo loved to corrupt young boys

    by ironic_name

    there's your link

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    now go clean your room.

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name

    Michelangelo.. not michaelangelo.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    by ironic_name

    as soon as he gets well, marty mcfly is playing the russian dude who made tetris.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Michelangelo never made a good movie, another link to the rat

    by ironic_name

    seriously, clean your room.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Michelangelo never made a good movie, another link to the rat

    by ironic_name

    seriously, clean your room.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST


    by LHombreSiniestro

    I thought AICN would have it as news....

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Comedy, I fear, is dead.

    by toxicbuddha

    Honestly, this piece of actual news should have been a hilarious bit on The Onion's website. But it's reality now, and what the FUCK does that leave the satirists? Nothing is is too ridiculous to be taken seriously anymore. It is the end of days and our clowns air dance slowly from the end of barbed ropes.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by landosystem

    Hahahahahahaa, this is the funniest posting on AICN in a long time. I hope Brett Rattner makes Tiger woods 09 the movie, Rapala pro fishing the movie, and Xbox Live Uno the movie, keep him away from real projects for a while.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Ratner you f***in' moron...

    by Kid Z

    ...South Park did it! South Park did it! ...and did it better than anything you'll ever come up with.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Congratulations Bret Ratner!

    by Kid Z

    ... You... Are... A Fag!!!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    This reminds when Richard Donner

    by skimn

    proposed a Crazy Taxi movie. Why does Hollywood always get the best drugs?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Yes. This is the sort of movie Ratner SHOULD...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Be making. "Don't Stop Believeing: The Movie". This movie could be as awesome as Fred Savages Power Glove movie.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    DANIEL BRÜHL in IB - confirmed

    by Romoehlio

    at least by himself!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Power Glove: The Movie

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Christ, people, it's getting that creatively bankrupt in Hollywood these days. We sometimes get quality stuff for the masses like Dark Knight but that's so few and far between the typical fare. Anybody notice in recent months how there are so few new releases on DVD you would actually want to buy, much less rent?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    is he ripping off South Park or The Last Starfighter?


    or that movie with Fred Savage about the kid who plays video games and goes on to play Super Mario Bros. 3 in the climax? either way, Brett Ratner stinks.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    First thought: Stop him!

    by UltimaRex

    Second thought: Why? It'll keep him occupied and away from good stories. Plus, who knows? It might even be watchable. But I doubt it...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    XXX Files: I Want 2Girls1Cup...

    by krull rules

    next David Duchovny pic...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by Lane

    I'd love to see Nolan's take on the GH universe.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    Guitar Hero is one of the stupidest, most lowbrow platforms ever conceived for getting-good-at-guitar without actually being-good-at-guitar yahoos. Seriously, anyone who puts tons of effort into this game is a sicko lazy motherfucker. As South Park remarked, "You're a fag."<p> But Ratner is the perfect wannabee to make such a film. Go for it, Brett. I bet snot-nosed wannabee guitar heros everywhere will think it's "cool."<p> People who can actually PLAY guitar (the real guitar heros) will probably stay pretty far away from it.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Everytime this guy opens his mouth...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...Satans dick gets hard. What a FUCKING IDIOT! <P> "Not that I would make a bad movie..." No, not that! Not at all! Not that you could ever make a bad movie Mr. Ratner!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    What does he like this week? WAFFLES!

    by Banzai Rootskibango

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    What does he like this week? WAFFLES!

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    Maybe he can make a movie about WAFFLES! <P> It can be about a kid right, from a small town right, (because Hollywood gives so much of a shit about small towns) and this kid dreams of one day becoming a waffle because he loves them so much. <P> It could be like one of those ideas, you know. <P> Not that he would make a bad movie.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    The Stratocaster is so rad

    by Phategod2

    anyone who hears about Brett Ratner wanting to make a movie based on uitar Hero Really has to ask the question "Why all the hate for Ratner" Really are you that dense? the article pretty much says it all.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    It's true..not sure who said it....

    by Darth Macchio

    ...but some comedian said these "adaptation" movies are well on their way to being complete badgershit nuts. "You day in the near future you'll see a trailer for a new summer action blockbuster, 'Johnny Depp IS Captain Crunch!!!' and then the creative geniuses behind 'My Super Ex-girlfriend' are proud to present 'SNAP, CRACKLE, and POP...the MOVIE!!!"<p>Oh. The humanity.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    "Not that I would make a bad movie."

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Funniest thing I've heard all day.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    why do people hate one Guitar Hero and Rockband

    by Phategod2

    I dont know if it's people who actually play instruments. but you never hear Athletes complaining about Sport brand videogames. Guitar Hero is not just about playing a game its about discovering songs you've never heard of or normally wouldn't listen to. How many kids did the game actually inspire to take lessons and learn to play a real instrument or pick up a Rolling Stones CD. Noone but the RATT is saying that by play these games you'll know how to play a real guitar, but you Rock Snobs really need to get over yourselves.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by a rolling stone

    They should pretend they're making a movie about guys pretending to play the guitar. If it happened that way, I might even pretend I watched it.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST


    by Lost4Words

    Yup it's definatley a GREAT idea to make a move about every craze that comes along! Why not "Skinny Emo Jeans: The Musical" or "Dance Dance Revolution: The Streets!" GAAHHHH...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    re: SkeletonParty

    by Neosamurai85

    Ratner couldn't carve a huge block of Irish Spring, let alone Ivory. What? Someone had to say it.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    In Obama's speech...

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    He said that Americans had become cynical of their government because of broken promises. I mention this (and not wanting to bring politics into this discussion but to make a non-political point) beacuse, you know, reading news like this (about Ratner wanting to make a Guitar Hero movie) only solidifies my cynicism about today's movie industry.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    What would you rather see...

    by Henry_Krinkle_from_FairLawn

    Ratner's Guitar Hero or Bay's Ouija? How bout Mark Steven Johnson for Hangman? Or better yet, Steven Sommers for Ultimate Frisbee?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Jim Jam Bongs

    by Second Try


  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by awesomebri

    seriously... that plot has been done. If you're in the media you really should research these things before you make statments.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Ratner saying "not that I would make a bad movie..."

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...Is like Obama saying "not that I'm going to tax the shit out of everyone..." or "not that I would be a bad president..." <P> Ba-Zing!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by etantao

    is this dude high on? making a guitar hero movie? and even worst, this hack?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by Harold-Sherbort

    A lot of these people that play these games automatically assume they can play the real thing. My brother is ranked as the 89th best player at guitar hero in the country, but I don't see him walkin around tellin people that he can replicate that talent on a real guitar. The kids that do that are pathetic. I don't think they realize that these are just puzzle games set to music. There are music snobs, and there are Guitar Hero snobs. They are both equally annoying.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    "Not that I would make a bad movie."

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Like Ratner has done anything but?? God what an egotistical, overgrown, untalented fratboy.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    its like "Dude where's my car"

    by palewook

    but with a fake plastic guitar..

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    That there's a knee-slapper, Good Buddy! <p>Say, aintchyew the smart feller a few days ago that jumped Bammie's shit fer fergitting that he was in Kansas City, 'n not St. Looie? And yew said, "WHAT A DUMBASS! He doesn't even know what STATE he's in!" <p>Yeah, I THOUGHT that was you. <p>After all, it ain't like Obama forgot something TRIVIAL, many HOUSES he owns. So MANY Am,ericans make THAT mistake every day... Where the hell did that CNN clip of Brolin as "W" go, anyway?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    "A lot of these people that play these games automatically assum

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I doubt this is even close to true at all. Who in their right mind would equate playing a video game with being able to play an instrument? I think you're generalizing, and exaggerating at that. I played the hell out of Guitar Hero as have many of my friends and NOT ONE of us or any I know that plays the game thinks that they can play a real guitar as a result. It takes less than common sense to know that being able to press some buttons when the game tells you to is completely and absolutely different from learning notes and strings and chords and timing and harmony and many other aspects of guitar-playing.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    STUPID STUPID AICN subject-line character limits!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    "A lot of these people that play these games automatically assume they can play the real thing" -is what should have been in my subject line.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Really? " X-Men 3 was not really discernably that different from the others..." <p>...Not unless your eyes are not really that discernably different from a couple of blocks of granite. YEESH!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by thegrayghost

    Just stay away from movies we care about.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    The Ratner

    by belasco_house

    isnt QUITE shit enough to make me wanna see his films... I got a strange compulsion to check out everything Uwe Boll does, cos he's just playing in a whole new league. But Ratner... meh

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Here's a better plot:

    by rbatty024

    A young kid in a small town is going nowhere. Every day he plays the local coin operated guitar hero until one day he achieves the high score. He is soon recruited by Bill and Ted to save the future from the likes of a time destroying rock band. He must thrash, and thrash hard!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    if MCG

    by BrightEyes

    can pull off terminator were gonna have to take him off the Ratner, Boll list

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    The ONLY good video game movie:

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    If done tounge-in-cheek...

    by jimmy_009

    ...I could see myself enjoying such a film.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    "WarGames". Period. <p>And it's coming back, just to remind your asses...

  • I would love to do a ‘Soulja Boy’ movie" - Uwe Boll

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    MCG stays on the list till he goes

    by Phategod2

    by his given name. What did apply for a director license and can only direct under name on the license did I miss some thing.

  • I would love to do a ‘Taco Bell’ movie" - Dane Cook

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Can Stephen Hopkins

    by belasco_house

    go on the Ratner, McG, Boll list? I just saw the end of The Reaping. Jesus H...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Hey, wasn't Mark Wahlberg already in that film?

    by rbatty024

    I'm pretty sure that's the same plot as another film, but Wahlberg was a singer. Then Wahlberg remade the film but this time it was about football.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by Flipao

    greengreengreen... <br> I'd pay to see that :/

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Ah shit!!

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Sometimes I feel like an old cynical bastard. My frustration lies in the fact that some of these kids will never pick up a REAL guitar, or play a REAL drumset, thinking they don't need to because they master these games.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Already done on Youtube and Funnyordie

    by localwakko

    Check it out on Funnyordie: and here: and on youtube: Guitar Hero Webisodes...

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Where do you think session musicians come from? "I just play what they tell me to play, I don't have a problem with that..."

  • I would love to do a ‘Calving Pissing sticker’ movie" - Carlos Mencia

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Lets just hope he doesn't make Metal Gear Solid...

    by TheWaqman

    thats the only game franchise I actually care about.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I hope Mtela Gear Solid the movie never gets made

    by Phategod2

    It does not need to first The only thing I'd liek to see is the First Two (Original Metal Gear) games get remade with a current gen makeover.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I'm going to second a remake of the first two NES...

    by rbatty024

    Metal Gear films. The later ones are cinematic enough. There's no need to ruin them by making them into movies. Either remake the first two or make a whole new adventure.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by Harold-Sherbort

    I don't know. Where do they come from?

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Make a movie of Nightmare Creatures

    by belasco_house

    Go on

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    sorry The Metal gear Solid

    by Phategod2

    If Hideo Is not making them I don't think it should be made.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    And Soul Reaver

    by belasco_house

    Do it

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Just dont remake Snakes Revenge

    by Phategod2

    The second real Metal Gear Game didn't make it stateside till Snake eater Special edition.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Hideo once said that the only directors he would trust...

    by rbatty024

    with Metal Gear are the Wachowski brothers. Hopefully he has changed his mind in the intervening years.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by Dollar Bird

    That You Tube clip was rediculous. As some have pointed out here before, Michaelangelo never worked in ivory, which is animal tusk, but stone, which is found in quarries and stuff. He also dabbled in painting on damp church plaster. <P>Also, may I say that the idea of a kid playing Guitar Hero and then going and becoming a rock god is a lame story. If he needs to do a Guitar Hero movie, why not use the plot of the game: a bunch of chariactures of rock and roll archetypes get in bands and try to make it big by playing covers. I'd not mind seeing a movie where Judy Nails and the rest play bad Ted Nugent and Fog Hat covers against other rediculous characters.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Uh........I was trying to agree with you: "My frustration lies in the fact that some of these kids will never pick up a REAL guitar, or play a REAL drumset, thinking they don't need to because they master these games." My point being, they'll feel no need to express their OWN musical ideas, (like session hacks), they'll just grow up imitating whatever's fed them by Guitar Hero, just repeating what's already proved successful for somebody else....

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Will Ralph Macchio be in this?

    by skimn

    And play The Devil Went Down To Georgia?<p>Those saying Guitar Hero is for pussies and fags and whatever, I have heard a lot a bands have it in their buses and trailers, and think its a blast to play...maybe while you have a 17 year old groupie slurping on your knob, who knows.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    THIS is Ratner's "passion project"?!?

    by Mullah Omar

    Sadly, I can totally buy that.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by Harold-Sherbort

    Gotcha. I'm a little slow on the pick up today. I agree with that to a certain extent, but, not all are bad. Danny Carey was a studio musician. He played with Carole King! The new Mars Volta drummer is a studio musician too. People gotta eat!! But if these games inspire people to pick up real instruments, that's awesome.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    No. NO!

    by Larry Sellers

    Holy shit. I can't wait for the inevitable Guitar Hero: The Movie tie-in game. And the Target exclusive Guitar Hero: The Movie Guitar Hero guitar. This is the kind of movie that makes its budget back in the first weekend and then everyone that's seen it is surprised it's not as good as the game. The sequel has already been greenlighted. Run that story now.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST


    by br1947

    It needs many many 'slosions!!! And fast blurry fight scenes!!! Come on... don't spend time fucking up something worthwhile, spend time on this! Make it a 7-8 year shoot and 'perfect' you craft!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Nightmare Creatures 2...

    by Neosamurai85

    Directed by Del Toro, that would be badass.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I didn't say I want Ratner to make Metal Gear Solid

    by F-18

    Just that I would like one to be made.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    "One million points!"

    by Darkman

    "Congratulations! You...are...FAGS!" <br><br> Seriously, what the fuck?!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Brett Ratner is a piece of shit

    by javery56

    but id rather him keep busy with rush hour, and guitar hero movies, then ruin more comic book franchises.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Hope Ratner reads this forum...

    by deanbarry

    So we can say "What the fuck are you thinking son!?" How's about making a movie about PONG instead. Or Tetris! Or Frogger! Shit...stop being a douche!

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Can the Kid be a sevant

    by Phategod2

    who doesn't speak because he saw his family die.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I call bullshit

    by chewyou812

    This can't possibly be true. It's damn funny though, and sure to be one of the more talked back articles. Because people love Brett "Bull tits" Ratner.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I think if this were to actually happen...

    by palooka_boy

    my brain would explode due to witnessing sheer retardedry. the fucking BRATZ movie made more sense than this.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    There have already BEEN guitar hero movies...

    by W3bzpinn3r

    such as... This is Spinal Tap... HELP!, A Hard Day's Night, School of Rock, etc. Just coz it is a popular video game doesn't mean it needs to be a movie... and Ratner, after the HORRID X-Men 3, you don't deserve even Paul W.S. Andersen's leftovers.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    HE'S DOING GOD OF WAR??!?!??!?!!??!?!

    by TheDudeintheShadows


  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    So all in all a BIG 'NO' from aintitcool fans.

    by awesomebri

    that is all.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Red Dragon

    by shodan6672

    Is the main reason that I hate him (aside from his generic filmmaking). Millions of fucktards in this country saw that awful movie and have never seen Manhunter. The worst part of Red Dragon (to me) was whenever a person said any dialogue of significance there was a dramatic closeup. Painfully hack. It was like watching a feature length version of the "dramatic prairie dog" video, excpet not as good.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    naw don't bother.

    by DigitalBeachWar

    sounds like a failure movie... much like The Wizard

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Is Ratner fucking retarded? Sounds like it

    by hatespeech

    A fucking Guitar Hero movie? South Park already did it.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Imagine the cost of the music rights...this will never happen.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • I would love to do a ‘iPhone’ movie" - Shia Labeouf

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST

    there's no way this is true in a million years

    by geraldbeans

    this is obviously made up. some fanboy who hates ratner creates the most ridiculous movie idea ever and says ratner wants to do it cause it makes him look bad. nobody would ever want to make an guitar hero movie. it's dumber than an adaptation of hungry hungry hippo

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    LEMMINGS: before the fall

    by mr blandings

    Making a Guitar Hero film is just the stupidest idea of all time. I can't quite believe it. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD?

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Hello PG-13 God of War!

    by BigCZee

    I had no idea that this fucking hack of a director who totally ruined the X-Men series with his last installment...Will do God of War! One of my favorite games. I don't give a fuck if he makes a movie about Guitar Hero (As stupid as it sounds.) But to let him near God of War is fucking lunacy i tell you! I really hope this is not true.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 4:19 a.m. CST

    "I think its a part of pop culture"

    by applescruff

    Wow, you figured that out all by yourself?<br><br> My favorite thing about this thread is all the game to movie adaptations you all have come up with. Here's a few more:<br><br> "A Boy And His Blob" by The Farrelly Brothers<br> "Battletoads" by The Coen Brothers<br> "Double Dragon" by...oh wait, there was already a Double Dragon movie<br> "Madden 2009" by Peter Berg<br> "Grand Theft Auto" by the guys who made Grand Theft Auto (you know they would do way better than Tarantino or whoever else they've rumored)

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Horse Shit eats Angelo......

    by Quintus_Arrius

    ''' 's ass! Hail!

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Yes that is what I said.

    by Quintus_Arrius

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Does anybody find it ironic...

    by The Eskimo

    ...that Guitar Hero is a game for people who don't want to take the time to learn how to play a REAL instrument, and now Bret Ratner is doing a movie about that. Sublime!

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Nice PLOT MORON!

    by FuryofthefilmFan

    Genius, did he just make that plot up on the spot??!?

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 6:38 a.m. CST

    I can't breathe with laughter

    by pr1c3y

    Ratner being compared to Michelangelo has made my month.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST


    by SonOfTorah

    One of these is true: Brett Ratner is doing Guitar Hero. Sydney Lumet is doing Atic Atac (let's see who rememembers THAT one!) And Chris 'mink' Wingfield is writing Unreal Tournament - The Movie. Serious. Take your pick... Oh, and the rest of the UK will wholeheartedly agree with me on the fact that The Dark Knight was the most over-rated film of the past year. Chris Nolan: 11 out of 10 for the character directing, minus 200 for being a pisspoor action director. Chris! For the love of Adonai, hire a fucking 2nd Unit Director next time! AND use the digital intermediate process, already!

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Agree with everyone

    by The Dwayne

    Keep him busy with adaptations no one will care for. He's already got two that I could give a shit about. Guitar Hero and God of War sucks anyways. Hell, while we're at it, give him Resistence: Fall of Man and Kingdom Hearts. By the way, I laughed hard at "John Woo's Dig Dug" and "Tarantino's Cooking Mama." Zhang Yimou's Samba De Amigo!!

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    You could make a sequel...

    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    You could make a sequel...

    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

    ... about "Guitar Hero: On Tour". This francise could have endless possibilities! :-I

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by TerryMalloy

    Thank God for independent movies.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by Sparhawk38

    This is the funniest article in awhile. I think Rat should make a movie based on my scrolling marquee screen saver. The end is near."Hand bucket leaving for hell.."

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    The only videogame that needs to be made into a movie...

    by rbatty024

    is Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Get on it, now!

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Semi-support for Ratner?

    by Ravetin

    Go watch Red Dragon then watch Manhunter, and see what an unoriginal, incompetent fuckwad hack he is.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    "Not that I would make a bad movie"

    by Aeghast

    Hahahaha haha hahahaha hahaaaahahaha oh boy, hahaha I can't stop laughing.. hahaha. OK, sh*tty project for a sh*tty director: makes perfect sense!

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by Philvis

    That's all I can say.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    The ONLY possible way this would work is...

    by LedgerIsJoker

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Oops messed up my post...anyway...

    by LedgerIsJoker

    ...the only possible way this would MAYBE work is if it wasn't about some "aspiring young emo teem" and instead was...TENACIOUS D in: GUITAR HERO: TOURNAMENT OF DESTINY

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Is it April already..

    by Fortunesfool

    Seriously though. This would be like 'Crossroads' with plastic buttons. But not good.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Ravetin, how so?

    by Playkins

    Both those movies were based off of the same book. If there are any similar scenes, they are straight adaptations from scenes in the novel. In fact Red Dragon is much closer to the book than Manhunter. Manhunter was a stylish film, no doubt. Sometimes obnoxiously so. Ratner did Red Dragon so it could bookend the "Hannibal" trilogy and be similar in tone and feel. He's not an "unoriginal, incompetent fuckwad". He's just average, and certainly not deserving of those kinds of insults.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    No, Ratner is an idiot.......

    by the1980mutant

    .....You never saw a great like Alfred Hitchcock trying to develop a Mouse Trap movie with Jimmy Stewart.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Bizarre twist ending

    by Garbage

    The kid has to play a real guitar, and he wins the national championship; and then he starts talking again, and his brother, Fred Savage, and that red-headed girl who I used to have a crush on, go back to Canada. (Hey--I'm coming up with this idea, so I can plug my country, ya filthy animals.)

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Holy Lord, I didn't read all the comments.

    by Garbage

    My comment is stupid and unoriginal, much like myself, except for the Canada part.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    “I love Custers Revenge and I think It's a part of pop culture.

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    I would love to do a ‘Custer's Revenge’ movie" - Shia Labeouf

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Ratner's Strawberry Shortcake Colorforms the movie

    by Darth_Inedible

    Prepare yourself for a much darker, moodier take on the classic Strawberry Shortcake Colorforms myth.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I hear Scorsese is making a "Donkey Kong" flick

    by DavidDuchovneys_wandering_cock

    Robert DeNiro as Mario. Katherine Heigl as the princess, and Leonardo Dicaprio as Donkey Kong. A special appearance by john waters as a flaming barrel and vern troyer as the mallet.

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    this is just inane.


    Remember when they made VIDEO GAMES about MOVIES?

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    one step closer...

    by ElSeanimal

    to realizing my dream of a movie based solely off of Tetris

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Get Steven Spielberg to direct Boom Blox - the movie!

    by Johnno

    Then after that we really need Bollywood to go out there and make a movie on the new 'The Last Guy' game... I'm so awesome! I should be a big time producer!

  • Aug. 30, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Why don't they make a Mario Brothers movie?

    by Alkeoholic77

    They could have Bob Hoskins play Mario and John Leguizamo play Luigi! It would make a mint!

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 1 a.m. CST

    How Ratner, how about Pickman the movie?

    by Outlaw

    Turns, hands a man a backpack and whispers "In this bag contains the ideas for a good Zelda movie! Quick, give this bag to Peter Jackson, while we distract Ratner with shitty video game movies, thus enabling him to shit on the (aforementioned) already shitty video games! No time for questions, MOVE!"

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Pacman the Movie

    by Outlaw

    "Pacman has a beer, and cheats on his wife!"

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The Rat..

    by PS3Englishman

    I wish he would just stick to hovering around Hollywood, throwing legendary parties until his money ran out. God, I hope that his money runs out because that would mean that he hasn't been cocking up some good films that someone with talent and passion could have made wonderfully.

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 2:27 a.m. CST


    by The Dwayne

    Exactly! Nothing screams Italian plumbers like an Enlishman and a Latino!

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Does it occur to anyone.....

    by Playkins

    That the statement he made was taken out of context? That maybe he was just chatting/joking around and some douchebag like Merrick cut and paste it in order to make him look like an idiot?

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Yes! Yessssssssss!

    by Knuckleduster

    Let that fucker make a Guitar Hero movie! Ha! That's exactly what he deserves. As long as it keeps him from getting his slimy paws on any good material, I'm all for it.

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I'M SOLD

    by stoniK

    Bring on Ratner for Terminator Salvation 2 and Paul W.S. Anderson for Terminator Salvation 3!!!

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Aggressive mediocrity

    by GilbertRSmith

    That's the problem with Ratner. He takes properties like Hannibal Lecter and makes them basically family friendly, safe, PG13, gutless. He's not awful, but he's completely bland, and represents the middle-of-the-road, focus tested, family safe, nothing-spectacular philosophy that studios have these days. All these people defending Ratner, do you really LIKE Ratner, or just want to hate on AICN? Name five Ratner movies that you don't think were completely bland and forgettable, I triple dog dare you.

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    HellAshes or PriestMLH casted is the only way this is legit.

    by halberd

    Two sick ass GH players. Oh, and Brett Ratner to be kicked out for thinking he's in touch with pop culture.

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    South Park already did it, and better than Ratner could.

    by ZeroCorpse

    Seriously, South Park nailed it, and there's no need to rehash what they already did perfectly. Leave it alone Ratner. That way lies Uwe Boll.

  • Aug. 31, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    GilbertRSmith: FIVE?!?

    by Playkins

    I could barely list five Francis Ford Coppola films that weren't bland or forgettable.<P> I'll give you THREE: X-Men: The Last Stand, Red Dragon, and Rush Hour. Swear to god, I ACTUALLY enjoyed all those movies.<P> And while you're busy criticizing people for "hating" on AICN, aren't you doing the same about... Dun, dun, duhhhhh.... BRETT RATNER?

  • Sept. 1, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST

    by GilbertRSmith

    Yes I am. Anyway, Red Dragon is defendable, it's better than that Hannibal: Year One movie (Miles and miles better), but it's not really fit to stand beside Silence or even Hannibal. Rush Hour's amusing, but not fit to stand beside any of Jackie Chan's Hong Kong movies (that may be being a bit unfair, though, the US film industry isn't equipped to make those kinds of movies). X3 can't stand beside Xmen 1 and 2, etc. Again, it's not that he sucks, it's that he's the go-to guy for mediocre studio cash-ins. If a studio doesn't really care if the movie's good so long as it's "up to par", they'll use Ratner. Honestly, I actually admire his professionalism. I just don't think there's anything in the least bit exciting or interesting about his movies, unless those movies are kind of piggybacking on something like the fact that Jackie Chan's in them (And Chan directs his own action scenes, really), or that hey, it's still got Wolverine. I don't hate him, I just think he's kind of unnecessary.

  • Sept. 1, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    by GilbertRSmith

    It's more like that he represents the eagerness of Hollywood money-holders to make movies that are just good enough to sell tickets, sell a few DVDs, and then quickly disappear. Admittedly, there are a million guys just like him, and singling him out is kind of stupid, but he's kind of high profile for getting all the big properties.

  • Sept. 1, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Custer's Revenge?

    by christian66

    Props for pulling that out of the past...

  • Sept. 1, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    "I love pop culture and I think it's part of pop culture."

    by christian66

  • Sept. 1, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    i can kind of see this guy's point

    by drave117

    Except, in Ratner's case, instead of a horse, he chips away anything that doesn't look like a turkey.

  • Feb. 14, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    why not?

    by Ruel

    I love guitar hero and I think this guy's have some taste and believes in himself!... Agree? <br /><a href="">crafter guitar</a> - every crafter guitar in one place