I don’t know who “BigSugar” is, but he or she has been meeting some of the same development execs:
A few years back, I did an April Fool’s post about signing on the feature version of Goodnight, Moon. This year, I got pitched it. And died a little inside.
As I wrote about in Why must we have board-game movies?, it’s not that Hollywood is out of ideas. It’s that the industry is terrified of failure, and clings to the safety of recognizable titles. In difficult times, it’s comfort food.