The Plot To The Peeps Movie Has Nothing To Do With Actual Peeps

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In the new world, all consumer goods will have a shot at starring in a million dollar feature film. Next up The Good, The Bad and the Pepsi. This sounds terrible.

Deadline is reporting that director Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City) has optioned film and TV rights to Peeps.

Here's the pitch, "[it's] a Lego Movie-esque family epic set the night before a Peeps diorama contest, when a wayward Peep gets misplaced and must adventure through the fantasy lands of different-themed dioramas before the contest's judging begins."


Lego Movie "esque" — how about just a blatant rip off of the Lego Movie. Right?

Deadline also reveals that Rifkin was inspired by little childrens' Peeps dioramas. Which also lead him to discover the Martin Luther King Jr. Peeps recreation of the "I Have A Dream" speech. So maybe we'll have that to look forward to.

*Screams Uncontrollably*

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If you had asked me "Shadowstaarr, which commercial foodstuff is in line to get the silver screen treatment?" I would have said "I don't being asked questions by strangers, but if I had to pick something, I'd say M&Ms." And if you said "Nope, try again" I'd say "Well this is ridiculous, but maybe...Goldfish?" And being the persistant tool I am, I'd probably keep guessing. California Raisins, Shredded Wheat cereal, maybe Squeezits are on having a comeback and need to get marketed to this generation's target demo. But Peeps? No no no, you don't just decide to make a multi-million dollar film about a seasonal candy that in my opinion, isn't all that good anyway. Hey, let's make a film about candy corn next!

On a related note, they want to make a Barbie movie too.