Following the box office success of Barbie and Universal Studios’ strategic acquisition of intellectual property rights to Mario, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Hot Wheels, Sonic the Hedgehog, and other beloved franchises that people wrote fan fiction about in 2020, studios are more in touch than ever. They know that audiences are craving the kind of sweet, sweet nostalgia that can only come from watching your favorite childhood toys and games turned into live-action remakes––that is, hundred billion-dollar budget remakes, of course. At first, critics thought it was just some money-grabbing scheme headed by a few industry executives and corporate sellouts, but now we see these movies for what they really are: films.
They are innovative, intellectually stimulating works of art that, most importantly, incorporate a feminist twist. Which is why film junkies and horny tweenagers alike are excited for the latest juvenile game soon to be adapted to the screen. Fuck, Marry, Kill: The Game (The Musical) is set to star Pete Davidson (Fuck), Saoirse Ronan (Marry), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Kill), produced by none other than independent film powerhouse A24. Under the creative direction of the Safdie Brothers with music composed by Lin Manuel Miranda, this neo-horror is already the most anticipated release of October 2024.