"Destroy All Humans" On TV?

Lo And Behold

Fox Broadcasting Co. has acquired the rights to develop THQ's best-selling sci-fi video game "Destroy All Humans!" into a half-hour CGI-animated comedy by former "King of the Hill" writer/co-executive producer Jim Dauterive. The deal marks the first time a video game will be used as the basis for a primetime network television program. The script will be developed through 20th Century Fox TV, where Dauterive has an overall deal. Set in the 1950s, the third-person action game puts players into the bulbous gray head of Crypto 137, an alien who has landed on Earth and is intent on destroying it. The game takes a comic approach and spoofs '50s Hollywood B-movies. "The goal is to make the show as good and as funny as the video game," Dauterive said.

The Over-Under on "Episodes Aired" has been set at Four. Get to betting people!

I'll say over. Won't make a full season, I don't think, but it'll get past four.

Fox will misplace the pilot and play the episodes out of order. The show will die with barely a murmor. Then, DVD sales will find all those 'gamers' that don't watch TV and reveal a hidden demographic: DVD buyers.

Fox will comission a movie to figure out if this 'DVD buyer" market extends to the cinema and the movie will have a respectable, but in the end lackluster showing, dooming the project's potential sequels unless some Fox exec decides to take this project out on a limb.

Or not.

Rezzy wrote:

Fox will misplace the pilot and play the episodes out of order. The show will die with barely a murmor. Then, DVD sales will find all those 'gamers' that don't watch TV and reveal a hidden demographic: DVD buyers.

Fox will comission a movie to figure out if this 'DVD buyer" market extends to the cinema and the movie will have a respectable, but in the end lackluster showing, dooming the project's potential sequels unless some Fox exec decides to take this project out on a limb.

Or not.
;)

don't forget "and there will be much fanboy bitching"

At least it'll be better than Uwe Boll's Postal.

I didn't even know Postal had a story. I just thought it was a twitch shooter.