If you had to pick someone to direct a movie depicting the messy, GTL-esque history of MTV, who would you go with? If you chose Brett Ratner, you win!
According to Variety, the “Tower Heist” director is in talks to adapt “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution” for the big screen. The book, written by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum, focuses on the network in the early ’80s and ’90s.
For those more familiar with MTV’s current slate of reality programming, you be unaware that the network’s original focus was, ya’ know, music.
This is the second television network to get the movie-making treatment in recent months. The ESPN book “Those Guys Have All The Fun” was optioned for a feature film by “Social Network” producer Michael De Luca.
Sony is currently close to a deal on bringing the Ratner-produced flick to life. However, since the movie’s time period would be MTV pre-”Jersey Shore,” maybe someone other than Bret should direct? (Paging Cameron Crowe!)
Ratner is also working on a “Hercules” movie with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Of course.
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