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Animal Crossing Is 'Being Turned Into A Horror Movie'

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Animal Crossing Is 'Being Turned Into A Horror Movie'

A short film loosely based on the Nintendo video game Animal Crossing is being turned into a feature-length movie.

Don't Peak premiered earlier this month (15 March) at the SXSW festival. The short film follows a young woman who discovers a terrifying video game, where the main character attempts to cross over into the real world.

The horror short was produced by Julian Terry, who made it during lockdown, and was uploaded to YouTube.

However, after having been well-received, it has now been announced that Timur Bekmambetov, director of Angelina Jolie blockbuster Wanted, will be working to help transform the six-minute movie into a full-length film.

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Commenting underneath the YouTube video of the film, Terry recently wrote: "DON'T PEEK is officially becoming a FEATURE FILM with yours truly in the DIRECTOR'S CHAIR!

Credit: Julian Terry
Credit: Julian Terry

"Timur Bekmambetov will be producing it!! I'm so excited to start filming! Keep up to date on insta: @JulianMovies."

Responding to comments about the legalities of using Animal Crossing and a Nintendo Switch in the full length film, Terry said he and the team are fully aware of what they can and can't do.

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He said: "It's not an Animal Crossing feature. We know we can't legally get away with that.

"The story is actually something else entirely and taps into the nostalgia of video games. I can't wait for you all to see it."

You can watch the original short below:

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And talking about nostalgia, but slightly less terrifying, Amazon Prime Video is working on a new Ace Ventura, production company Morgan Creek Entertainment has revealed.

In a retrospective on Morgan Creek, who produced the original Ace Ventura film, the company writes: "Ace Ventura will see a new day at Amazon as a major motion-picture/theatrical with the Sonic the Hedgehog writers."

Going into a little more detail, the team said: "We're pretty excited about our franchise developments with Exorcist and the Ace Ventura franchise - its noticeable from the 3 million fans chatting on the official Facebook page for Ace Ventura that audiences are clamouring for a 3rd instalment.

"During Covid, audiences have been in love and are thrilled to have beloved characters brought back with new stories."

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It's currently unknown if Jim Carrey will return to play the pet detective.

LADbible has contacted Amazon for comment.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

But the staff at Morgan Creek weren't done there either and went on to explain their plans for the future: "Moving forward, we aim to continue to work with visionary filmmakers (as we have always done) and deliver the type of experiences that audiences love.

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"Nightbreed has garnered the attention of Michael Dougherty, who most recently directed [Godzilla: King of the Monsters], and the gem Stay Tuned, a dark comedy classic from 1992, originally starring John Ritter and Pam Dawber, is being developed for AMC with the Fear the Walking Dead producers at the showrunner helm.

"As we mentioned earlier, Dead Ringers is being written by the critically lauded British writer Alice Birch (Succession, Normal People) with Rachel Weisz attached."

Featured Image Credit: Julian Terry

Topics: Entertainment, Horror, Funny, Scary, US Entertainment, YouTube

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