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“Toy Story” writers might adapt “Farmville” for the big screen

“Toy Story” writers might adapt “Farmville” for the big screen (photo)

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If you have still managed to escape the draw of social media games, then you won’t be able to evade them much longer. Rumor has it that a Farmville movie adaptation is in the works, and could be coming to a movie theater near you pretty soon.

IGN interviewed “Toy Story” and “Garfield” scribes Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen recently and the writing duo dropped some pretty big news. Though they didn’t say it outright, they did tease that they’re working on a big, farm-related film project for “Farmville” creators Zynga.

“We will continue writing movies,” they shared. “We are also working on several new and very exciting opportunities. We’re in conversations with Zynga to do something with one of their brands. Can’t really say too much on that front yet, but ‘Old MacDonald’ didn’t have a factory, if you get our drift.”

It’s no official confirmation, but Sokolow and Cohen certainly laid some pretty heavy-handed hinting towards a “Farmville” movie. The news shouldn’t come as too much of a shock, considering Zynga has also been rumored to be adapting their Facebook game “Mafia Wars” to the big screen as well. Zynga did not offer a comment to IGN when they were contacted after this interview.

Sokolow and Cohen might have been nominated for an Oscar for their “Toy Story” script, but their last few films have not wowed audiences. The “Garfield” animated films, “Evan Almighty” and “Daddy Day Camp” didn’t win big in the box office and all got terrible reviews from critics. The duo hasn’t written a script that’s been made into a movie since 2007. It doesn’t inspire much hope for a “Farmville” movie, but in a future filled with adaptations of games like “Monopoly” and “Candyland,” maybe this one won’t be so bad.

Does it surprise you that Zynga could be making a big screen adaptation of “Farmville”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

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Cancel it!

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Forgotten America

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Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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