Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Too good and bad to be true

Word on the message boards is a new script is floating about town:
ProStars: The movie -- Adaptation of the short-lived but popular kids TV cartoon starring Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky as they pass on their superhuman powers to the next generation of stars (LeBron, etc...)
Worst idea ever, right? Wrong. Allow me to take you back in time to a simpler era...

[Begin Flashback]

The year was 1996. The Unemployment Rate was 5.4 and falling. Little Miss Sunshine, Abigail Breslin, was born. The Hoover Institution said Global Warming "would probably reduce mortality in the United States and provide Americans with valuable benefits." And Space Jam reigned supreme at the box office. It did? Really? You mean the film with noted thespians Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing? The one where NBA stars play basketball against animated aliens? Yep.

[End Flashback]

Now that you've had a chance to revisit a time when you knew what the meaning of the word "is" is, let's guess Space Jam's worldwide take (in 1996 dollars):
A. $40 million
B. $80 million
C. $160 million
D. $230 million
The correct answer is $230 million on an $80 million budget. You still ProStars: The Movie is a bad idea? Not for the studio that cleared $150 million.

The clip below will hold you over until it hits the theaters. Just make sure to save me a seat when it does.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I served with Space Jams. I knew Space Jams. Space Jams was a friend of mine. Prostars, you're no Space Jams.

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