Thursday, January 29, 2009

Paintballs on the silver screen

Hohoho, 2009 is going to be a good year for paintball, so many new stuff. First there are the new equipments for 2009 (especially the Dye Rotor), and then there's the USPL, now comes this - a paintball motion picture!! The are so many sports out there that are featured in movies - archery, football, bowling, karate, swimming, golf, boxing, etc. So why can't paintball?

I'm not talking about all those paintball montage videos by DerDer, i'm talking about a movie with an actual storyline and character development. The movie is scheduled for production in Spring 2009. Paintballers all over will surely get very excited...

Here's an extract taken from -

Motion Picture Principals from America and China met on the studios of Paramount to work on the first joint USA/China production, A Journey of 10,000 Miles. Now they return for a new challenge, The Paintball Kid.

The Paintball Kid, is a coming of age action/adventure epic that will be filmed in exotic locations worldwide from the US and Canada to China. Oklahoma D-Day Adventure Park, world's largest paintball field, will be
the anchor battle ground for action/stunt filming and other paintball fields are in process to be selected as well. It marks the first joint American/Chinese effort employing paintball as the theme in a major motion picture. Shanghai Film Studios will serve as the principle studio overseas while studios in Hollywood, Houston and Dallas, Texas will be used for principal photography in the US and Canada.

The Paintball game industry, serves as background for the film's story. Arrangement is currently being made to film on location at major paintball events throughout the world. The film's story occurs within the context of actual scenario and tournament games that are on-going. The Paintball Kid, is expected to draw enormous attention to one of the world's fast growing sports.

Leading and major supporting actors are being cast out of Hollywood. However, one of the leading roles and several supporting roles will be selected from real paintball players. All paintball scenario and tournament players are eligible for casting and are encouraged to follow the event broadcasts, pending announcement of casting.

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