They're making a Farmville movie! The horror!

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Can the world’s most popular social networking game be turned into an Oscar-worthy blockbuster? Almost certainly not, but that isn’t going to stop Zynga, makers of the mega-successful Farmville game, from turning their crop-growing simulator into a movie.

The rumours come follwing an interview by IGN with screenwriters Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen, both of whom are credited with writing duites on the original Toy Story. The pair revealed that their future projects lie with Zynga, and while they didn’t make direct reference to a Farmville flick, they did give a less-than-cryptic hint at what’s in the pipeline:

“We’re in conversations with Zynga to do something with one of their brands. Can’t really say too much on that front yet, but ‘Old MacDonald’ didn’t have a factory, if you get our drift.”

No, we’re no Columbo wannabes here at Tech Digest, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what they’re getting at here.

Certainly Zynga’s projected plans would seem to facilitate such projects. With new website Project Z in the works and games like CityVille now on Google+, the company’s expansive aims are apparent for all to see.

And while the thought of a Farmville movie sounds, frankly, horrific, at least they’ve got the right sort of talent on board. Everyone loved Toy Story, right?

Gerald Lynch
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