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‘Mafia Wars’ Will Be Made Into a Movie… and It Really Shouldn’t Be


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'On the Waterfront' spawned 'The Godfather,' which spawned 'Goodfellas,' which spawned... 'Mafia Wars'? Somewhere, Joe Pesci is choking himself with a telephone cord right now.

Yep, a movie based on the absurdly popular Zynga-produced Facebook game is definitely in the works, effectively driving a stake through the heart of American cinema. The "film," which describes itself as a "crime thriller based on the popular video game," will reportedly take place in New York, Moscow, Cuba and Bangkok. Much like the game, it will probably involve (middle-aged) characters who perform tasks to earn cash and "experience," and then flock to their Facebook accounts to tell everyone about it. The financial formula here is pretty transparent: cook up watery script, call it 'Mafia Wars,' and lure all of its 26 million addicts into theaters.

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