Rumor: EA developing 'Madden Curse' movie

Set your hoax detectors to stupify because EA is rumored to be bringing its infamous 'Madden Curse' concept to the big screen.

According to The Wrap, a Hollywood industry website that isn't prone to spreading ridiculous lies, a source within EA has confirmed that a sports comedy movie is being developed based on the video game curse that (as the legend goes) dooms all football stars who dare to grace the cover of EA's Madden NFL series to injury or lackluster performance. The film is reportedly being produced by the vice president of EA Entertainment, Pat O'Brien, and will follow an ex-footballer as he is ejected from the league after falling prey to the curse himself.

We're still four months away from April fools, and the holidays aren't typically a time for hoaxes, so it's possible that someone within EA does believe this is actually happening - even if that someone is an intern who happened to get access to the PR mailing list. EA has yet to confirm the project, but considering Hollywood is adapting the magic 8-ball for film, this is one rumor that's crazy enough to be true. If it actually happens, $20 bucks says Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets the lead role.

Dec 20, 2010

[Source: The Wrap via CVG]


  • Xerxes667 - December 23, 2010 12:10 a.m.

    and even tho you pictured Ladanian Tomlinson up onthat pic, and granted his past few seasons w/ the Chargers have been mediocre at best (for him anyway, chargers kick major ass!) he is doing very well with the Jets this season.... and the Chargers surely miss having his speed, even with Brian (Ryan?) Matthews taking his place...
  • Longnuts - December 21, 2010 11:43 p.m.

    Brees will get injured next week at the dome. GO FALCONS!
  • CaptainSalmon - December 21, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    At least it'll be better than the Uncharted film! AMIRITE INTERNET?!11!"1 Yeah.
  • Yingsin - December 21, 2010 10:38 p.m.

    ya, the first thing i thought when i saw the title i was like oh crap another "the rock" movie
  • bron1417 - December 21, 2010 9:28 p.m.

    curse has been broken my friends. well i think so anyway/ Brees is doing well and they are 10-4 like Xerxes said.
  • Xerxes667 - December 21, 2010 9:06 p.m.

    the curse seems to be broken this year... Drew Brees is doing well, the Saints are 10 and 4.
  • Japanaman - December 21, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    That's what happens when you sell your soul to EA.
  • xXSc3n3K1DMurd3r3rXx - December 21, 2010 6:41 p.m.

    FIRST ASS-WIPES!!! *even though i hate sports games* -__-

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