August 6th, 2010
02:20 PM ET
Don't get those hopes up too high – an "Oregon Trail" adaptation isn't actually happening.
For those of you who (sadly) have never experienced the computer game, which first debuted in the ‘70s and made a comeback in the ‘80s and early ‘90s, “Oregon Trail” was intended to be an educational game for elementary-aged kids.
But, as the trailer points out, on the “Oregon Trail” you likely won’t learn a thing, other than how to effectively sell off clothing for oxen and bullets.
Amidst the other flicks adapted from childhood nostalgia, “Oregon Trail” clearly has the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. There’s adventure (stampeding buffalo!); disease (dysentery!); and family drama (because seriously, who wants to be the carpenter?).
Alas, it still may be a while before a studio exec picks up on this, but in the meantime, Apple does indeed have an app for "Oregon Trail."
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