So who remembers Joust, the 1980s video game where you flew around on a flying ostrich jousting with guys on buzzards over a pit of lava? There really wasn’t much more to it than that. Press the button to flap your wings, move the joystick to change directions and try to hit the bad guys from the top or it’s bye, bye birdie …
After the Kiss manga thing turned out to be a joke, I’m reluctant to even post about this because it sounds like it, too, is bogus, but GameDaily is reporting that Joust is heading to the big screen. And to the printed page:
The plan is to launch the new Joust franchise with a graphic novel, which is being penned by Steven Elliot Altman of DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics, and will be based on Gottlieb’s screenplay. The film has been given the fast track by CP Productions and should be wrapped by June 2008. Several A-list directors are already interested in helming this sci-fi/action project.
Yes, several A-list directors are interested in making Joust into a movie. Because the world has gone completely insane.