Hollywood execs are SO starved for pre-existing properties they can exploit that they’re really hitting the bottom of the barrel. And here’s the latest example . . .
The card game “Uno” is being turned into a movie. And not surprisingly, it sounds like the movie won’t have anything to do with the actual game.
It’s described as an “action heist comedy,” set in the underground Hip-Hop world of Atlanta. Rapper LIL YACHTY is producing, and will probably star in it.
He says, quote, “I played Uno as a kid and still do today, so to spin that into a movie based on the Atlanta hip hop scene I came out of is really special. It hits close to home for me.”
(Wanna make a FAITHFUL “Uno” movie? Here it is: A guy who’s had one too many Draw Fours played on him snaps and goes on a killing spree. This may or may not be semi-autobiographical. My childhood was rough.)