Warcraft director Duncan Jones is asking fans and followers for help: He wants everyone to drop a note to Walt Disney Studios to let them know he really wants to make a movie based on the classic LucasArts adventure game Full Throttle .
Originally released in 1995, Full Throttle follows the adventures of Ben Throttle, the leader of a cycling gang called the Polecats, who is charged with murder, but not as part of a conspiracy to overthrow the legal ownership of Corley Motors Part of the last American domestic motorcycle manufacturer. Designed and written by Tim Schafer and contributed by Schafer’s LucasArts partner Dave Grossman, it’s widely regarded as one of LucasArts’ best works: we look back on its 25th anniversary and find that, with the help of a 2017 remaster, the tough guy rides Bicycle adventures ‘still a lot of fun’.
Jones is clearly a fan too. “It would be lovely if y’all could tell Disney Studios how much you liked that they let me make Full Throttle for Disney+,” he tweeted over the weekend.
It would be lovely if y’all could tell @DisneyStudios how much you liked that they let me make Full Throttle for @Disney+, I’d really appreciate it. 💪🏼❤️👍🏼January 9, 2022
Jones knows a thing or two about video games. He’s best known among gamers as the director of the 2016 Warcraft movie, and while it didn’t turn out as everyone had hoped, he’s clearly a fan of the source material and even expressed interest in making another one, albeit without the first Had a great experience. He’s also working on a rogue cavalry movie.
To avoid any doubts about his commitment to the Full Throttle project, Jones actually produced a full first draft of the film in 2020, which you can read in full here. It follows the same plot as the game and retains most of the original dialogue. extract:
– Ben looks around and is shocked to see Corley on the ground bleeding to death. He rushed towards him.
I guess Ripburger can’t wait for natural reasons. Like he hits people when the fly is down, hehe.
Ripberg did this to you?
Yes, he knew I was dying…and he knew my will would put him out of a job.
(*grabs Ben’s jacket*)
He wants to take over Coley Motors, Ben. Sell the farm and lay off the workers. Start building minivans! you understand me? ! small truck! !
(*groans and coughs*)
You have to hurt him for me, Ben. promise me! You will hurt him!
I want my daughter to take over the company.
do you have a daughter?
Yes! She’s a true mechanical genius, Ben! Rebuilt her first carburetor when she was four years old! My diaper generator…
Found my daughter, Ben! Find Maureen!
– Malcolm’s eyes roll back, he’s dead.
[Can a man be stoic and stunned? It would appear so.]
At this point, it’s all just fun and games — Jones may be bored after another year of Covid-19, or may struggle at another writer’s block point — but he’s clearly serious enough to Make some strategic noise about it, and I think it would be great if it actually happened. And relatively simple, as these things go: the story is done, Jones gives the project legitimacy, and Schaeffer seems to be the game:
I do hope this year is better than last year, but didn’t expect @ManMadeMoon to spontaneously write a full script for a Full Throttle movie! https://t.co/KrCZZRPj86January 12, 2021
So what’s left? Movie rights shouldn’t be an issue thanks to Disney’s multibillion-dollar acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, so all that’s really needed is a cast, especially Ben.I’ve put some thought into this, like someone pays to write a video game, I think Tom Hardy If the budget allows, this would be a good option.Chris Livingston advises Idris Elba |, who is also great, although I’m not sure about the accent; on a low budget, I think Frank Grillo would be a good choice, but then Chris grew up Jeffrey Dean Morgan I have to admit this might be a better option.But about Karl Urban? I forgot about Carl, and suddenly I thought he might be the best person for the job.
Well, I thought I’d figured this out, but apparently I haven’t. Whoever ends up playing the role, though, I’m in: If Jones can make this movie happen, I’ll definitely watch it.
For those of you who haven’t seen it before (or want to enjoy it again), here’s the full intro to Full Throttle Remastered, along with one of my all-time favorite video game theme songs: