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Exclusive: 20th Century Fox Developing an E*Trade Talking Baby Movie

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 30, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 30, 2010 |

Update: It turns out that 20th Century Fox couldn’t secure the rights to the E*Trade babies, a source familiar with the project tells us. The movie is going ahead, however, as a talking baby adventure movie (with Katie Dippold still scripting). So, what’s worse? That the studio is making a movie about the E*Trade babies, or the studio is making a talking babies movie based on the E*Trade babies that not even E*Trade would grant permission for?

20th Century Fox is developing a film based on the E*Trade talking babies. No. I am not making this up. Actress and writer Katie Dippold (“Parks and Recreation,” “MADtv”) is penning the script. And no. I’m not kidding. The film is a “mission movie,” about a group of talking babies trying to make their way across the playground.

NO. I am not lying to you! Why would I lie? What reason would I have to bring you news like that if it weren’t true. Hell. Don’t blame me. Blame The Hollywood Cog. He’s the one that told me. Better yet, blame 20th Century Fox. No wait. Blame E*Trade. They’re responsible for the goddamn talking babies in the first place.

I cannot believe that someone is making a movie based on the E*Trade babies. A talking baby movie is bad enough, but one that’s based on a television commercial campaign?

We live in a sick world, people. A sick, sad world.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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