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MOVIES: The Dance Dance Revolution Movie… ‘The FP’

Posted on March 5, 2012

We've seen video games based films, like Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and Doom. Hollywood even plans on making movie adaptations to Assassin's Creed and Devil May Cry. But what if a studio went ahead and tried adapting a video game with no story, like... Dance Dance Revolution? Well, in that case, you get "The FP."

SO what is "The FP?" Well, here's the first 10-minutes of the movie if you're curious:

Damn. I got to be honest here, but I love the dialogue. I mean, it's genius (obviously, this movie is nothing to take seriously, but yes, I love the script). And who would've guessed a DDR movie would be rated-R? Hah.

Directed by Brandon and Jason Trost, the movie first premiered at SXSW last year, and has got fairly mixed reviews. Still, it does show promise to be one of those great cult classics, so I'm definitely going to check it out once it hits theaters.

Here's the official synopsis from Drafthouse Films:

"In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park ('The FP') in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revelation." After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and featuring narration by James Remar (THE WARRIORS), THE FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear that Moviefone calls "a rare ready-made cult hit.""

It'll be getting a limited release on March 16, so be sure to check it out before its gone!


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