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Heather Snowden

When we heard last year that Sony was in a three way tug-of-war to win the rights to a movie about emojis, we collectively sighed. Hollywood was sucker-punching us yet again, throwing plot lines of utter madness to the public to see what stuck. A movie pitch about emojis — the little yellow, round-headed symbols that are crazy popular in messaging and social media — wouldn't actually get the go ahead, would it?

Well, guess what? It has.

Nope, it's not April 1st.
Nope, it's not April 1st.


Why anyone would attempt to build a film based solely around yellow smileys and shit shapes was beyond most people, so naturally the idea was met with much criticism. Acknowledging this then, when Sony officially announced the original feature at 2016's CinemaCon in Las Vegas, they explained the project will open up some sort of magical, digital world.

Sony Pictures Animation President Kristine Belson said:

“Inside your phone, there’s a secret world – and we enter through the text app where we discover Emoji Valley, where the industrious Emoji live and work.”

In a nutshell, the characters — emojis, one would assume — live in a Sims-esque universe where they find they can jump between apps and discover new worlds within each. In fact, the whole plot will rely on real-world apps to tell the story. For example, they unearth a music streaming app world and here the emojis ride boats on actual streams.

In other words, the whole thing is a massive ad.

:) :D ;) :/ Potential Story Line Ideas :S :Z :(

Spotify will almost certainly feature in the emojis movie — so, where else could this cracked out narrative travel?

1. Tinderverse

On spending too long in the Tinderverse, our femalemoji protagonist, voiced by Anne Hathaway, transforms into a trigger-happy sociopath blinded by the need to fulfill corporeal needs. However, limited by a lack of limbs, she falls into a deep depression until rescued by two concerned faces voiced by Avril Lavigne and Bruce Willis.

2. WordBrainverse

Something of a nightmare, on first entering the WordBrainverse, the emojis meet a group of gentle, peaceful male shadows (the one next to the diamond) who, after a spell, transform into manic rage-filled, faceless, lunatics who spend their days sliding constantly from one connecting tile to the next. Awful.

3. Candy Crushverse

The Candy Crushverse is a :S and somewhat :/ place to pass the time, as our emoji friends soon find out. In this world, every time a family is reunited after spending time apart they immediately explode into smithereens. Although it appears to be full of clones, in reality there are but 20 little guys — all voiced by Vin Diesel — who reanimate the second they're obliterated.

4. Kitty Collectorverse

All's well that ends well, of course, and luckily for Smiley No.1 (Hathaway), who is a huge fan of felines, the gang wind up in Kitty Collectorverse. Here, our favorite massive faces spend their days chilling in a garden chatting to Joe DiMeowgio and nomming sashimi. I can think of worse ways to while away the hours, can't you?

What app-world would you want to see in the emojis' movie?

Source: Screen Rant


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