Website-Based Movies: Some (Not So) Absurd Suggestions

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 11:57 pm,

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Here at Screen Rant we’re trying to play a bit of Nostradamus. We started by trying to predict the next big Upcoming Hollywood Movie Fads, then followed that up a few months later with some Ridiculous Toy-Based Movie Ideas and then, most recently, gave some examples of Ridiculous (but Possible) Upcoming Video Game Movies.

It would seem that Hollywood hasn’t exactly been listening to our suggestions because not only did we fail to predict a Mafia Wars movie based off the popular Facebook app but the only item from the list that even got a fake trailer was our Oregon Trail idea (and they didn’t even mention J.J. Abrams). But we’re not going to let that deter us from continuing to try and stay one step ahead of the Hollywood Think Tank.

It appears that Hollywood is now looking to websites for inspiration. The Social Network, which is the supposed true (but not that true) story behind the beginnings of Facebook, is slated to arrive this Fall with some big time names behind it. Add the fact that Google now has a film treatment in the pipeline and you end up with what could be the beginnings a disturbing website-movie trend…

So with that in mind, here’s a list of 10 websites that could be next for a big screen adaptation ranging from the absurd, yet plausible, to “come on, man, seriously?” Take a look and see if your favorite website made the list.

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MySpace

myspace poster Website Based Movies: Some (Not So) Absurd Suggestions

(Drama) – MySpace is a compelling drama inspired by, and based on, the mostly true story of the time when the once social networking giant controlled the internet world. Based on a screenplay by Danny Boyle (127 Hours) and directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Black Swan), the story follows co-founders Chris DeWolfe, Josh Berman and Tom Anderson as well as the mismanagement that allowed the dominant website to slip into 2nd place (and further) – by assuming they would always be king of the social network mountain.

MySpace the movie will open shortly before The Social Network (the movie about Facebook) but viewers will be allowed to switch theaters during the middle of MySpace to watch The Social Network instead.

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eBay

ebay poster Website Based Movies: Some (Not So) Absurd Suggestions

(Horror) - eBay has been the world’s leading website when it comes to online auctions since its humble beginning in 1995. Millions of people from all over the world innocently go about their business, bidding on and selling everything from Barbie dolls and Rock’em Sock’em Robots to used appliances and scrapbooking materials. All sorts of weird and strange objects have also been up for bid, ranging from human kidneys to a young girl’s virginity. But what most people don’t know is that a demonic cult puts the very souls of people up for auction, with all the winning bids going to B.L. Subub – who always collects in person.

Trouble ensues when Elaine, a casual bidder, accidentally stumbles into the private auction and unwittingly outbids B.L. Now he wants what should rightfully be his. Can she pay the devil his due or will she end up losing her soul in the process?

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Digg

digg poster Website Based Movies: Some (Not So) Absurd Suggestions

(Drama/Thriller) – Helen McKeller is just a simple reporter and blogger for a small town newspaper in Wisconsin – but has always aspired to write the big story. Until her “chance” comes she settles with reporting on little league baseball games, corn prices and local grocery store openings. Occasionally she’ll get the opportunity to report on a “big” story, such as the birth of a new calf – but when a mysterious stranger turns up dead one morning in the middle of Main Street, Helen seizes the opportunity to have a big publication take notice of her work. In an effort to uncover the answers, she’ll be have to embark on a journey that will take her away from that familiar, small town life – a journey that could get her killed.

The more she writes, the closer she gets to her career-making story, while simultaneously attracting more attention from a series of evil secret organizations, big government agencies, and multi-conglomerate companies. She wants desperately to get on the front page, where everyone can read her story, but to get to the truth she’ll have to Digg.

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Amazon

amazon poster Website Based Movies: Some (Not So) Absurd Suggestions

(Action/Adventure) – When a group of international poachers venture deep into the Amazon rainforest, they hope to come back with a rich bounty full of endangered animals and expensive birds. Instead, they cross paths with Marpesia (played by the Spanish female body builder Maribel Barnes) who is a direct descendent of the Tapuya tribe, and has been charged with protecting a sacred part of the forest for decades. After one of the poachers severely injures her during a fight, she escapes, and passes out on the edge of the rainforest where a young GRANOLA worker (Global Rainforests  And Nature On Litigation Alert), Micah, finds her and takes her to a hospital.

When Marpesia tells Micah of the poachers and atrocities happening in her rainforest, he vows to help her in any way he can. Together the pair works side-by-side in an effort to run the poachers out of the forest before they can peddle their ill-gotten gains online.

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Flickr

flickr poster Website Based Movies: Some (Not So) Absurd Suggestions

(Ghost Story) – Katrina Malroy and her twin brother Keith are taking a vacation across Europe, enjoying the trip and sharing pictures of their fun times with their younger sister, Kelly, back home via Flickr. What starts off as an innocent way to share their adventures soon turns into a horror as each picture sent to Kelly by her siblings becomes increasingly creepy. At first Kelly thinks she’s seeing reflections or “ghost” images produced by the digital camera but with each new picture, she sees an eerie pattern emerging – a pattern that shows her brother and sister dead.

Kelly must find a way to warn her dear siblings from the impending doom but are the ghost demons after them… or her?

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  1. Daniel, besides catering to the human debris, Wallmart plays a huge role in our economic downfall.
    By importing products from China, and then shipping them through Mexico.
    Hate to tell ya Ricky that Target is doing the same thing. ;-(

    • 790, theres a walmart just about every 5-10 miles from one another in san diego lol

    • Oh well i love target. Their popcorn is amazing! Oh and its clean….if not there then its best buy ;)

  2. and ricky, move to China, there you might be considered a giant by their standards lol :)

    • Hahahahaah ok i will ;)*moves to china* ROFL

  3. Yeah Ant’s NAFTA is allowing China and Mexico to suck our
    Middle class dry.
    ^
    (Everyone)
    Please no more talk about how tall anybody is. I seriously think that’s a dialog reserved for 5 year olds.

    F,,,?

    • well, i just ended it 790, mind you i had to be really reserved in my comments too. :)

  4. Ant’s,,,
    I’m done with my wallmart/nafta rant. Let’s not hijack this cool post by Paul,,,

    Cheers everyone!
    8-)

    Let’s here some more ideas on lame internet related movies,,, Pauls deffinitly provided enough to build on,,, ;-)

    • well, i made a comment earier. and i was serious too..i wonder waht hollywood mogul is actually salvitating from this thread haha

  5. as for my personel favotite idea, the Ebay one, that’d be good B movie material

    • Haha. I was going to say the same. “Selling souls on Ebay?” lol. That ACTUALLY sounds like it could be pretty entertaining.

  6. Good point Ant’s.

    Funny halfway through reading this I noticed the films were highlighted as links. And I thought these were real films. Lol…

    Hats off to Paul. It took me about an hour to come up with “Screen Rage” so I can imagine how 10 hours is actually pretty fast for an article like this one.

    I have to say that this is one of the best parody articles I think I’ve read in a long time not just on Screen Rant but anywhere. :-)

    • its one of my favorites, youre Screen rage idea needs to be put on film…Ruffalo will have to wear platform shoes lol

  7. There all good ideas Ant’s. !!!!

    • yes indeed they are 790 :) i have a soft spot for the Horror Genre

  8. i think for the Ebay one i’d want Gabriel Byrne to play the devil in charge of Ebay, he was great in End Of Days.

  9. Lol Ant’s. I based Screen Rage on Die Hard…

    Really slow at work these days. 8-)

    • i just wachted DH2 today lol.

  10. havent been watching too much stuff lately, been feeling crappy for the past week, 3 migraines kinda kicks your butt, gotta catch up with the LEXX shows too

  11. Hey I worked on “End of Days”, Ant’s!

    They filmed parts of the NY subway in a huge storage pier down by the coast of San Pedro , LA harbor.
    Same location they filmed the Ny Subway scenes in Cloverfield. It was also used in Dexter season 4. (Trinity killers second kill)
    ^
    Dexter btw, is filmed in Hollywood and Long Beach, California. Not Florida.

    • that and Last Action Hero are my two top arnie films, LAH is a prime example of a hard PG-13 rating, and thats awesome that you worked on end of days, Byrne is such a cool actor, i’ll watch anything he is in.

  12. Yeah I liked Last Action Hero, too. Its Arnolds campiest film and that’s an achievement.

    My btch, is that unless you get LAH, on BR, the dvd copies are all in VHS quality Full screen.

    The film def, needs a dvd remastering.

    • i still dont have a BR, i have my old VHS copy haha. and my old Sony Super VHS player

  13. Lol, yeah as much as I loved the film, I’m not about to upgrade to Bluray for Last Action Hero. :-)

    • i wont do it because i have too many DVD’s, im not about to spend money on updating my library

  14. Oh! I came up with another one. This one could be a tween horror for all those Twilight fans called FORM SPRING!

    Maggie gets a message on her Form Spring that says she’ll die in a mysterious accident in the next 24 hours. So she goes on a mission to stop her death, unmask the person who wrote the comment, and find the perfect dress for prom!!

    • hmmm no more tween “horror” movies LOL

  15. 790

    Wow what other movies have u worked in man???

  16. Just like 3d is taking over,Blu ray will too guys…

  17. If someone has asked this I apologize but there are too many replies to manually check them all first and I know of now wayto do a search on all posts to a piece so I’m just gonna ask..

    Who is the hot Amazon chick on the AMAZON story Poster? Even though the movie idea is a joke that picture is of a real chick.

    • i believe if you go back and look her name was mentioned in the little article Blue :)

      • @anthony

        Yeah I missed that the first time. I just assumed all the names listed in each faux description would be for real actors and so I assumed ‘Maribel Barnes’ wasn’t the prson in the pic

        Thanks

        • glad to be of help my friend :)

  18. Rickster! Ask me on Open discussion tomorrow. :)

    Blue, she’s gotta be high maintance I wouldn’t go there,,, X-)

    • arent they all 790?

  19. Ok 790 i LOVE open discussions :D

  20. Lol, I’m not hooked up at the moment Ant’s. Not chained down I mean. 8-)

    • lol, dont get me wrong i love my gf.

      • *rolls eyes* We know u do man :)

  21. Well here’s another post from the skeptic.
    Money is becoming more and more of a religious institution than ever before and seems to be the only thing that matters in some cases. And who expresses that more than Hollywood. I am hoping though that “The Social Network”, and the other movies suggested here, give some insight and food for thought rather than just filling our bellies with popcorn and soda.
    The Internet is vital for us as we grow more numerous. It gives us the opportunity to express our opinions and feelings on issues that effect us in a lot of ways. We’re at a stage where it’s mostly “I think, you think” (Facebook, Twitter, blogs… and the awesome Screenrant! ;) ), which is just a beginning and should, and hopefuly will evolve into a “We think” attitude, where cooperation and understanding to better our welfare is the core element. Not just entertainment or self satisfaction.

    Sorry about the moral hubbub, but I just wanted get my point across. :)

  22. Anthony I don’t understand why some people think buying a Blu Ray some how means they need to update their entire film collection. There is zero need to update the movies you already own just buy films in Blu Ray in the future and you don’t even need to buy blu Ray for every film you buy. I only own about 10 BRays desire having a player for over 3 years. Own Bray player doesn’t mean you need to throw away your DVD player not to mention there are a ton of them out there that play DVD and Bray.

    • yeah but daniel, a lot of the action/adventure movies i have i’d wanna convert over, i’d say at least half the DVD’s i own fit into that catagory. and no i wouldnt throw any of my films aways, i heard that regular DVD’s look a little better when used in a BR player, though im not sure because i dont have one just yet, its just what i heard somewhere lol

      • http://screenrant.com/buy-blu-ray-players-mikew-17263/

        Anthony we wrote an article to help you decide on whether or not to move to Blu-ray last year if you want to check it out.

        • ahh thanks paul, my apologies for hijacking the thread. great article. ive got some research to do i think. :)

  23. Anthony, do you have a surround sound setup and a HDef tv.
    You pretty much need those to enjoy Bluray.

    So if not, add a HD and surround system into that bluray setup.

    Personally I wouldn’t invest in Br its not doing well and Dvd will outlast it anyway.

    • 790, converting over will be too expensive for me right now . im just tired of taking heat for my old stubborn ways with regards to upgrading from my family members lol. i’d have to get a new surround system, and since im a Pioneer junkie, that can get costly too, so for me it’ll be a while till/if i make the plunge..but, i will say this..im seing less and less multi disk new releases of movies, and seeing more BR exclusive stuff :( that sucks in my opinion too, its like getting kicked in the nuts to me, i LOVE watching all the exrta stuff like docs, extebded scenes video diaries, things like that, its all interesting to me. the real hereos of films are the ones behind the scenes in my opinion, they make it all happen, in a big way too.

  24. There dumbing down the dvd releases because Bluray is dying on the vine Ant’s.

    Personally I really never buy movies/tv shows for the behind the scenes stuff. When it comes to tv shows I don’t even watch the behind the scenes material until I’ve finished the entire series.

    Being in the biz I have to forget all that stuff going into a show. :+)

    • well, like i said 790, guys like you are the reason why i wach movies, you guys make it all happen :) amd i wanna continue this on the open thread later on

  25. To me Anthony that doesn’t make sense. If you don’t have to buy a BR player and your ok with having DVDs now why does buying a BR player suddenly require you to upgrade all the films you had before that were fine one day before you bought the player?

    Saying the DVDs look better on BR player is iffy it depends on what kind of TV you have what kind of connectors you use for the BR player and what type of DVD player you were playing on before. If you have a 1080P TV , you are gonna use HDMI connectors and your previous DVD player didn’t upscale DVDs to HD DVD quality than yes the DVD will look better on the BR player. For instance I used to have a DVD player that converted to HD DVD you know the format the got beat by Blu Ray. Also my PS3 allows for upscale In quality and is connected with HDMI. I will say regular DVDs look a little nicer on my PS3 than any DVD player I’ve seen but not by much. MY Blu Rays however put every DVD I have to shame. Oddly enough to of the best looking Blu Rays I’ve seen are Terminator Salvation and The New Star Trek. Both look amazing on BR. Sadly Iron Man on the other hand is better than DVD but not mind blowing. TDK was really great looking though especially the opening bank scene it’s damn beautiful on BR.

  26. Actually Blu Ray is doing just fine sales have been increasing and are now doing pretty well not to mention most places have started the slow phase out of DVD go to the local best buy. I was shocked when I recently went in what used to be all DVD has become half BR. Also if you look at the more recent sales numbers for the past 6 months BR is doing pretty damn well.

    I don’t agree with you about HD sound but I’ll say this you need an HD tv for sure. If you don’t have a HD flat panel don’t bother. Sound system isn’t necessary not if you only care about the picture.

  27. Anthony no need to upgrade the sound system If you don’t want. BR upgrades sound but it’s selling point is the picture. Personally I think sound systems are a waste of cash I still use TV speakers on my TV and it sounds just fine. My step dad got a state of the art system and I hate watching movies there it annoys me.

    Anyway I love Special features as well and I don’t buy Blu Ray for every movie I get only big budget actions films. Though sometimes I go with BR simply for the features because of the exclusives. The real kick in the nuts is films like Sherlock Holmes that have nothing but the movie.

  28. Honestly the BR picture quality doesn’t do anything for me.

    I’m happy with dvds and will be for a long time. I have no intention of ever investing in Bluray.

  29. These blockbuster ideas are going to rock the world. Ebay, Amazon, Digg etc. are cool. How about search engine movies?