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

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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.



Website movies My Space poster

(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.



Website movies eBay poster

(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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(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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(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.



Website movies Flickr poster

(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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