Brett Ratner Wants to Make ‘Guitar Hero’ Movie

It’s not enough that Brett Ratner, Hollywood’s least admired superstar director, has already made commercials for Activision’s Guitar Hero videogame featuring those two guys from American Idol whose names you already forgot pretending to be Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Now, according to MTV’s Multiplayer blog, Mr. Ratner wants to direct a movie based on the game. (This comes via New York‘s Vulture blog.)

Here’s what the humble Rush Hour director and Entourage self-satirizer told MTV’s Stephen Totilo:

I love ‘Guitar Hero’ and I think it’s a part of pop culture. I would love to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie, if Activision would ever let me. I’m trying to convince them, but why would you have a movie screw up such a huge franchise? Not that I would make a bad movie. So that would be cool, to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie.

Ignoring his impossible to live up to injunction against making "a bad movie," here’s Mr. Ratner’s napkin-sketched plot, according to MTV: "It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the ‘Guitar Hero’ competition. One of these dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts."

 

Brett Ratner Wants to Make ‘Guitar Hero’ Movie