When I get writer’s block I stare hopelessly at a blank page desperately hoping something, anything will come out. Not film director Duncan Jones, though. After a recent creative slump, the director of Moon, Source Code, and the World of Warcraft movie wrote an entire script for a movie based on Tim Schafer’s badass biker adventure game Full Throttle.
It blew my mind!I LOVED that game. I mean, REALLY loved that game.So the next time I had one of those freezes, I started writing this-A fan script for the LucasArts classic, FULL THROTTLE.Enjoy.https://t.co/U179UWdeZ1January 11, 2021
You can read the script here. It’s pretty faithful to the game, with a lot of Schafer’s brilliant dialogue left intact. It also, surprisingly, sticks closely to the structure of the game, including Ben’s adventures in the dingy town of Melonweed to locate tools, parts, and gas so Mo can repair his bike.
It’s a little weird seeing the ‘collect 3 items’ point-and-click adventure game trope in the form of a movie screenplay, but it kinda works. Alas, this isn’t a script that’s being put into production—just a fan project by Jones. But it did attract the attention (and approval) of Schafer. “I did wish hard for this year to be better than last year,” he said on Twitter. “But I did not expect [Jones] to spontaneously bang out a complete script for a Full Throttle movie!”
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