Pac-Man to Become a Reality Show

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about a film or TV show inspired by something utterly ridiculous. So to refresh your memory: There’s a Monopoly movie coming, a movie based on the computer game Myst, a reality show in which former celebrity mistresses get plastic surgery, a reality show based on the Chilean miners, a movie based on the how-to book What to Expect When You’re Expecting, a movie based on the Rubik’s Cube, and many others. Well, let’s add a fresh one to the list: Pac-Man, the reality show.

According to the press release, the series will be a “big, crazy Wipeout-type event with a lot of energy.” No idea what that means, but I’m picturing a dude dressed up in a puffy yellow jacket running around a maze eating cherries and being chased by ghosts. I can only assume the show was conceived as a metaphor for post-industrial consumerism.

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