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Old March 26 2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

It seems like a "natural"...esp today. Post-apoc. Action-oriented. Would be pretty easy to produce (realistic vehicles, costumes, etc).

So why hasn't it been done?
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Old March 26 2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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Re: Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

Aside from some old gamers, who even knows about Morrow Project?
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Old March 26 2012, 09:25 AM   #3
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Re: Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

Wow, talk about obscure games. I played this once in the mid 80's. Wasn't there a sister game by the same company that dealt with time travel?
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Old March 26 2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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Re: Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

Yeah, I think this thread answers its own question. I've never even heard of the Morrow Project, personally.

Granted, lack of oversaturation isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if it's a franchise or something I can't really see studios or networks chomping at the bit. You'd be better off hoping for a TV series or movie based on Half-Life or Portal.

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Old March 26 2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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Re: Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

I googled "Morrow Project" (never heard of it either) and eh, doesn't sound like anything particularly worthy of a TV series. There's a lot of dystopian/post-apocalyptic series in the offing, thanks to the stunning success our AMC zombie friends, if that interests ya:

Defiance (SyFy) – Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravished by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan, the law keeper in the bustling frontier boomtown of Defiance that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion.

The Last Resort (ABC) - thriller set in the near future when the country is very fractured and revolves around the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who become hunted after ignoring an order to shoot nuclear missiles.

Revolution (NBC) -in this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever. Giancarlo Esposito co-stars as ” a hard-as-steel military man with a genteel southern manner who may not always be what he seems”.

The Selection (CW) - based on the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, it is described as an epic romance set 300 years in the future that centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads. Gregory Peck’s grandson plays The Price aka the competition’s prize.
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Old March 26 2012, 09:33 PM   #6
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Re: Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

I confess I have never heard of it either.
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Old March 26 2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Re: Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

I played it a little bit in the early 80's. It was an OK game at the time.

But not enough people will have heard of the game to make it the specific basis for a movie/TV show.
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Old March 27 2012, 04:08 PM   #8
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Re: Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

I think Ark II is probably the closest we'll ever get to seeing something like The Morrow Project on-screen.
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Old March 28 2012, 04:04 AM   #9
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Re: Why hasn't "The Morrow Project" ever gotten a movie or TV series?

What I think set MP apart as a setting is that most post-apoc is just about survival. Can the heroes live through whatever the events of the story happen to be?

MP is like Genesis II or yes, I suppose, Ark II...there are people who had the foresight to see the disaster coming and prepare for it so that afterwards they could restore civilization. They bring hope for a better tomorrow.

We dearly need some hopeful sci-fi right now. Time to stop wallowing in despair and dystopian "all we can do is survive" defeatism.
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