Feel like Hollywood has run out of ideas after hearing news about things like Missile Command and Battleship, another story that will blow your mind comes to pass. Bandai is currently working with Merv Griffin Entertainment, the production company behind Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy to bring a reality gameshow based on Pac-Man to TV.
The Pac-Man reality series is envisioned as a “big, crazy Wipeout-type event with a lot of energy,” said Merv Griffin’s president of TV Roy Bank. “The idea we have is to take what Pac-Man is and bring it to life, to bring what is essentially the world’s biggest game of tag to television.” Bank is executive producing the project, which is now being taken out to the broadcast networks, with David Russo, who brought the idea to him.
While this idea is pretty mind-blowing, it’s not the only Pac-Man idea in the works. Marvel super producer Avi Arad has been working on a computer animated Pac-Man series for years now, that keeps going through the woes of budgeting and distribution.
At this rate, if all goes well, you could very well be seeing two separate series based on the 1980’s video game where a yellow circle eats a bunch of ghosts. Which is surprisingly a better idea than NBC’s Kath & Kim.