Sunday, December 26, 2010

Electronic Arts Developing a Movie Based on the 'Madden Curse'

Video game fans like already know what this headline is all about, but for the rest of you, it's time for a pop culture history lesson. There exists an infamous jinx known as the Madden Curse. This has nothing to do with the iconic sports commentator doing black magic from ACE Hardware corporate headquarters but rather an ill fate that seems to manifest itself after a professional football player appears on the cover of Electronic Arts' popular Madden video game series every single year. Now The Wrap reports the video game company is looking to develop a sports comedy using the supposed curse as a prominent plot device.

The story itself is said to follow a former Madden video game champion who is forced out of retirement just as he finds himself on the corner of the game's cover -- and subject to the curse. The phrase "former ...

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