DreamWorks may not be spending a “night at the museum,” but the studio is banking on audiences having a spooktacular good time when it brings the blog to the big screen. Yes, you read that right – a blog.
It’s not a type a sushi, nor is it something you say after a person sneezes. It’s an abbreviation for Ernest Lupinacci’s blog, the Museum of SuperNatural History. DreamWorks Studios sees potential in the blog, which Lupinacci considers to “be to the paranormal world what National Geographic is to the real world.” And just how would the blog be translated to screen? Well, the idea centers on the curator of a covert organization known as the Museum of SuperNatural History who must seek out and protect the world’s best secrets.
As Lupinacci told THR’s Heat Vision, “the inherent drama, action and adventure of that mission — especially from a storytelling point of view — is that every time we shatter or even question an accepted belief, we have the potential to answer the eternal question, why are we here?”
The Pulse: With that description it shows potential as a kick-ass movie project. (At the very least it shows that if you have a unique blog, chances are a movie deal is in your future.) It makes it sound like National Treasure, Hellboy and Mulder and Scully’s case files all wrapped into one. And if it has a good amount of tongue-in-cheek humor and a fun ensemble it’ll either be a hit or appeal to a niche audience. Judging by Lupinacci’s blog there’s no shortage of material of which to base a movie around. The blog has conspiracy-minded posts about the lost city of Atlantis and the origins of the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and Stonehenge. Oh, and giant jellyfish in Tokyo. I can’t wait to hear more about who will be the writer or writers behind it. Zombieland‘s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick sound like a good mix, but their schedule is pretty heavy for 2010.