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Missile Command, a Spanish Remake, and Yours, Mine, and Ours on a Boat

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | January 5, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | January 5, 2010 |

Thanks to The Cog, we're privy to a lot of inside information on projects currently in development. Unfortunately, there's not a lot we can do with many of those projects. When there's not a big name attached to it, or where it's not a sequel or a remake, it rarely rises to the level of newsworthy. But I hate for all that information to go to waste. Bad ideas are great fodder for a site like ours -- you folks have a tendency to feed off Hollywood's stupidity. I'd like to offer a vehicle for that.

So, today we introduce a new feature: Green Light This! I'll give you the loglines to three movies currently in development -- and in most cases, this will be content exclusive to Pajiba -- and you determine which of the three projects is the best candidate for a green light. In the month's ahead, we'll find out which one of these movies may get the studio go-ahead.

Here are today's candidates:

1) Blended (Warner Brothers) -- A family comedy in the vein of YOURS, MINE, and OURS. After a disastrous blind date, a divorced mom and a widowed father end up on a family cruise with their respective kids. "Hilarity ensues" and eventually the mother and father get together, forming a "blended" family. Written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Sandra Bullock and Kevin James being considered for the leads.

2) Brain Drain (Independently Financed) -- Remake of a successful Spanish film. In the vein of AMERICAN PIE and THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY. When the girl of his dreams gets away, a young man and his four misfit friends fake their way into Oxford to get her back. Along the way, each of them is disabled in some way; one is blind, one is in a wheelchair, etc. Using their disabilities, they come together to help their friend find love.

3) Missile Command (20th Century Fox) -- Movie based on the popular 80s Atari video game. Six cities are being attacked by an endless hail of a ballistic missile. The regional commander of three anti-ballistic missile batteries must defend the six cities from being destroyed.

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