A Fruit Ninja Movie in the Works

It was never as popular as some of the top classic arcade machines from the 1980s, but mention Fruit Ninja and it’s likely that most people in the room will know which game you’re talking about. The game, initially released in April 2010, is one of the most downloaded games of all time with over 1 billion downloads.

Now, developers are taking Fruit Ninja one step further – they’re turning it into a movie. Though it may seem unlikely, the developers are hopeful that the film will be as well received as the game.

Game Play

If you haven’t had the pleasure of slicing fruit and avoiding bombs, correct it immediately and download the game – you won’t regret it. Fruit Ninja is a fun, addicting pastime that will have you staring at your tablet or smartphone working to beat your last high score.

The only question is, does slicing fruit provide enough interest for an entire movie plot?

The Movie

The film’s script will involve a bit more than using finger-ninja skills to slice fruits and avoid explosions. New Line Cinemas, the same company responsible for the Lord of the Rings series, is producing. The script is going to be written by J.P Lavin and Chad Damiani, both known as Emmy scriptwriters and for How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.

According to sources, the Fruit Ninja film will be positioned as a family-friendly live-action comedy. The plot will involve a “team of misfits who are recruited to become Fruit Ninjas in order to save the world.”

Apps to Films

Now that Angry Birds has been converted to film-form and Fruit Ninja is next, should you start expecting all of your favorite game apps to make the transition? So far, the answer is mostly a yes. There are talks surrounding a movie version of Temple Run, and plenty of YouTube shorts based on other games, such as Clash of Clans. Producers know that once you fall in love with game play, you’re more than likely to view the film, hoping it will provide the same entertainment value. Time will tell if Fruit Ninja delivers.