'Oregon Trail,' the movie?
August 6th, 2010
02:20 PM ET

'Oregon Trail,' the movie?

Don't get those hopes up too high -  an "Oregon Trail" adaptation isn't actually happening.

But if it were, it just may look something like this spoof trailer, crafted by the same creative minds that gave the world the “Tiger Woods Voicemail Slow Jam.”

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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  1. sdfg

    Latest movies online and free

    October 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jason

    CAULK AND FORD!!!!!

    August 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. X

    Video games/computer games should NEVER be made into a movie, no matter how much fun or nostalgic it is.

    August 8, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Robin

    How many time's can Suzy break her arm?

    August 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Anna

    I loved playing the game when I was in elementary after school while we, the bus riders, waited to be dismissed.-Walkers / Parent pickup-ers got dismissed 1hr-30mins before the bus riders were dismissed. MUCH FUN!

    August 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sawzall

    As long as everyone in the movie dies of Clorea, I'm happy....

    August 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sean

    "Do you want to take 3 days and visit Chimney Rock?"
    "Yes"
    "Your sister was bitten by a snake and died"

    Shoulda never visited that damned rock!!

    August 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jason Charnick

    you have GOT to be kidding me!!! this was done almost 2 years ago in a much funnier way but the same guys who did the punchout and contra fake trailers....

    http://www.youtube.com/teamawesomerocks

    August 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. andre stark

    I just finished working on A REAL OREGON TRAIL FILM that is making the festival circuit with Boston Productions and the Oregon California Trail Association called IN PURSUIT OF A DREAM

    http://www.inpursuitofadream.org/

    August 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kyle

    My epitaph was always: "Here lies Kyle, he just couldn't go the extra mile." LOL awesome game!

    August 6, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Didimao

    Dun – Dun – Duuuuuunnn

    Yo mama died trying to ford the river.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ark Van Iklsomer

    This poster has died from dysentery.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mikeymike

    Talk about nostalgia...I remember playing this game way back in junior highschool on some old relic computers. I was always the banker...for the money of course. Reading the tombstones of those who played just before me was also a highlight of the game.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. PiercedPsycho

    Hahahaha OMG!! I can't recall the number of times we got to play that, making sure to put our worst enemies as a person in our family, only to deliberately let them die of cholera or something.

    Or was that just me....

    August 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • nitenel

      Haha I always used to do that too!

      I was born in '96 and that was the one of the first computer games I ever played. Heck, I still play it!

      August 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. d

    F-U. I am a Carpenter!

    August 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. N

    Love this! Love it!
    Seriously, Marquee Blog, I <3 you like crazy.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |

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