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Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by TACOTOTE, Jan 9, 2006.


    TACOTOTE New Jack

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004 Messages: 69 Likes Received: 0


    Ecko's Graffiti Game To Be Sprayed Across Silver Screens

    Designer signs deal with MTV Films for 'Getting Up.'

    Marc Ecko's "Getting Up"

    Photo: Atari, Inc.

    His first video game may have missed its intended holiday-season release date, but fashion impresario Marc Ecko has new reason to be excited about his interactive graffiti opus "Getting Up."

    MTV Films announced Thursday (December 8) that it has acquired the feature-film rights to Ecko's game and that Ecko will serve as a producer. No cast, crew or release dates are set yet for what will be MTV Films' first foray into the sometimes-treacherous waters of video-game-based movies.

    The film division's slate has included "Jackass: The Movie," "The Longest Yard," "Hustle & Flow" and "Napoleon Dynamite." Now it will face the challenge of trying to succeed with video games where previous companies adapting games from "Street Fighter" to "Doom" have struggled creatively and commercially.

    The game tells the story of Trane, an aspiring graffiti artist who learns the notorious street art and slowly gains the political consciousness to use it to fight the oppressive authorities of his city, New Radius. In the game, Trane is voiced by Talib Kweli. Diddy, Adam West and Rosario Dawson are also among the game's deep list of celebrity voice talent (see "P. Diddy Flips Out, RZA Promotes Graffiti In 'Getting' Game").

    Earlier this summer Ecko told MTV News that "Getting Up" has been percolating in his mind since the mid-'90s when he wrote the script for a planned graffiti-adventure trilogy. At the time, he said, he was $6 million in debt (see "Designer Marc Ecko Says Graffiti Game Mixes 'Star Wars,' 'Style Wars' ").

    The video game version, which is being developed by the Collective, is expected to hit stores in February for PS2, Xbox and PC. It has drawn fire from critics, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who see it as the glorification of an illegal activity.

    This summer, Ecko already had a defense ready for his critics: "I'm not condoning you go out and ruin property," he said. "That's not what this is about. Any cynic that's going to try to just hate on it for that reason needs to dig just three inches deeper and understand the story, immerse yourself in the story and learn about Trane and where his head is really at. He's just trying to flip the script on the system."

    — Stephen Totilo

  2. nopi-one

    nopi-one New Jack

    Joined: Jan 1, 2006 Messages: 44 Likes Received: 0
    Ehhh I can see this going two ways. Good commercial graff movie, blowing up scenes in towns, bringing more people to the scene.

    2. Spins off thousands of fucking morons lookin to be a King graff tag bomber, and making shit REAL hot for the rest of us.
  3. droptheknife

    droptheknife Member

    Joined: Feb 29, 2004 Messages: 481 Likes Received: 0
    fuck that movie what a pile of shit. The last thing the world needs is loads more toys.
  4. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    i'm so excited at the prospect of this film that i might just fall asleep
  5. alongheroicstory

    alongheroicstory New Jack

    Joined: Sep 2, 2005 Messages: 48 Likes Received: 0
    fuck.....its already hot
    fuck mtv
    fuck ecko, hes a faggot for exploiting
  6. mackfatsoe

    mackfatsoe Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 6,532 Likes Received: 168
    not at all suprising
  7. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272

    i should have exploited graffiti, either that or i wish i had thought of myspace before that douche tom
  8. __DIPIIRY__

    __DIPIIRY__ New Jack

    Joined: Dec 18, 2005 Messages: 29 Likes Received: 0
    my my. this is going to be just like fast and furious with street racing. things are only going to get hotter my friends. no matter where u paint. also, there will be a CRAP LOAD of toys coming into the scene as someone mentioned before. probably the ones that only go with sharpies. if they get a hold of spray paint, it ain't gonna be good and will ruin everything. i am gonna be so pissed if i see a TRANE tag on the streets. Even though cops probably know most of the things about graffiti, this is just going to make it hotter to go out at night.
  9. KniggazInDemStreetz

    KniggazInDemStreetz Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 30, 2005 Messages: 1,367 Likes Received: 4
    My little brother bought a Trane t-shirt last weeks while we were on vacation, the world is over.
  10. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    uuuhhh.....there's a trane that's been killing it in france for years
  11. Samsung

    Samsung New Jack

    Joined: Oct 26, 2004 Messages: 35 Likes Received: 0
    wiggity wack. Mark ecko is a toy.
  12. __DIPIIRY__

    __DIPIIRY__ New Jack

    Joined: Dec 18, 2005 Messages: 29 Likes Received: 0
    uuuhhh.....there's a trane that's been killing it in france for years
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    oh shit, my bad. well i wouldnt be visiting france anytime soon. it's in my area of which i was talking about when i said "on the streets." but nontheless, sorry bout that.
  13. religion

    religion Member

    Joined: Aug 21, 2002 Messages: 288 Likes Received: 2
    The real will always shine through the bullshit. Beleive that.
  14. JambaJuice

    JambaJuice Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 28, 2005 Messages: 1,390 Likes Received: 3
    does mark ecko have a soul?
  15. skirmfirm

    skirmfirm Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 19, 2005 Messages: 2,812 Likes Received: 12
    anyone wanna go to the prem and 'sort' out marc ecko before he can make things any worse??