Waka-waka or just wacky? Beloved '80s arcade game Pac-Man is coming to life in a new reality series.
According to Deadline.com, Merv Griffin Entertainment is developing an unscripted show about the pellet-eating yellow blob that was chased through a maze by Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde. The series coincides with the 30th anniversary of the iconic video game.
Merv Griffin's president of TV, Roy Bank, describes the upcoming Pac-Man project as a "big, crazy, 'Wipeout'-type event with a lot of energy. The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world's biggest game of tag to television."
The world's biggest game of tag on television? Sounds...interesting. What do you think?
Got my "table model" when I was 65 years old and loved it. Since time is fleeting, I presented it to my grandson-in-law who was ecstatic and drove 1200 miles to take it home. It now resides in a special location in their home; has its own stools and the great grandchildren are becoming most proficient. Viva MS PACMAN !!!
Didn't they try this with aSaturday morning cartoon in the 1980s...?
I think Clyde and Blinky are gays!
...just another nail in the coffin for American cultural integrity. I cannot think of anything more idiotic or time-wasting than to watch people run around playing tag–most "reality" TV shows are infantile, but this takes it to an entirely new level. God help us.
Pac man, you're my hero!
The people have spoken Merv, Inc. Do not make Pac-Man into a movie. It will be terrible – right up there with The Smurfs movie.
Sounds like, with the death of Merv Griffin, the company that bears his name is adrift without a rudder.
i wish they would do this in 3D. that little troll snooki could play miss pacman and run around tryingh to eat everyone.
Aw Pac-Man. Shut up! You ain't all that! I'm going to get you this time! You just wait and see! And then my boys and me are going to go down and get some cherries at the local spot. And well.. You know.. Do our thang! To bad you won't be there Pac-Man..
See how lame that is?
No. And NO!
so lame it nuts, shame the world has run out of ideas and everything is a remake
I think this is a great idea. I'm gonna be famous!
Worst. Idea. EVER!
There ARE so many ways they can run with it. The 'yellow blob' could be on a mission to lose weight; all of the game characters could have obnoxious personalities like JarJar Binks and Yogi Bear, but set in Jersey; pacman could be like Tron – a man trapped in a videogame.
thought they already had this as a GPS game.
Long overdue, IMHO. The greatness of PacMan cannot be denied or contained. Merv Griffin is a genius!
Sounds absolutely lame.
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