Producers Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers have acquired the rights to make a feature film based on the iconic New York City parade, explaining to The Hollywood Reporter: “We’re aiming to make a four-quadrant, family-friendly film somewhere in that ’Night At The Museum,’ ’Elf’ sweet spot.”
With everything from the Magic 8 ball to View-Finder to New Year’s Eve getting the big screen treatment, it almost — almost — seems natural that this classic New York spectacle gets the big screen treatment. But how does one cook up a plot line centered on the Thanksgiving parade? Luckily, we’ve got a few suggestions after the jump!
A Full-Scale Musical
The 1948 Academy Award-winning movie “Easter Parade” might not have actually taken place at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but we could totally see making a modern day musical that follows the same premise of two people falling in love around the time of this famous parade. Throw a big Broadway-turned-Hollywood star like Idina Menzel with an established movie star like Hugh Jackman and you’ve got yourself a box-office winner.
An Animated Film
What would be cuter than all the balloons in the Thanksgiving Parade actually having personalities and being friends with each other? Enter the evil marketer who wants to control the parade, putting all of their jobs at risk. Together, the balloons must stop this horrible businessman from ruining one of the most beloved annual events in American history!
A Horror Film
Or, even worse, what if aliens from outer space were using the balloons in the parade as their very own Trojan Horses and used the parade as a guise for an invasion? Humanity would have to band together to stop these evil monsters for using our own beloved advertising spectacles against us.
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