Spore to join the ranks on films based on games

Game and movie tie-ins are getting stranger and stranger. First we had the news that Atari's 1979 game Asteroids is being made into a film. That's Ast

First we had the news that Atari's 1979 game Asteroids is being made into a film. That's Asteroids, the one with the vector graphics where the sole goal was to zap asteroids.

Even the game's creator Ed Logg was bemused by that deal.

Now Hollywood intends to make a film based on Spore with the help of Ice Age director Chris Wedge. Yes, Spore - the story-free game where you 'evolve' a primitive sea beastie into an advanced space-exploring species.

Still given the track record of movies based on games that had stories, the absence of one might be an advantage.