Here's an adaptation of a book we never thought we'd see.
Friday occasionally brings some wacky news and this certainly ranks up there as one of the more unusual stories for the week. Warner Bros. has reportedly hired Danny Chun to create a film based on the Guinness Book of World Records. Chun has previously worked on both The Office and The Simpsons. Apparently, the plan is to make it an action adventure film that incorporates many of the famous achievements, such as "longest nose, longest fingernails and the most tattoos and piercings." We’re thankful that we don’t have to put pen to paper to write the story.
Various reality shows have been created inviting participants to compete for a variety of records. How it will make the leap to a scripted “action adventure” flick will be interesting to see. The Guinness Book of World Records originated from one very simple question: “What was Europe’s fastest game bird?” Realising that there were many questions like this left unanswered as there was no point of reference, Sir Hugh Beaver approached Norris and Ross McWhirter to find a variety of facts. The first edition was released in August 1955 and became Britain’s number one bestseller by Christmas that year.
We wish Chun the very best of luck with this venture. For some reason, we can’t shake the feeling that he’s going to need it.