Sony Taking RollerCoaster Tycoon to the Big Screen

Sony Pictures Animation has pre-emptively picked up rights to video game “RollerCoaster Tycoon,” reports Heat Vision. Harald Zwart (upcoming The Karate Kid) is developing the live-action/CGI hybrid as a possible directing project and will executive produce.

David Ronn and Jay Scherick, who wrote the upcoming Zookeeper and The Smurfs, are attached to write the screenplay.

“RollerCoaster Tycoon” is a strategy computer game that simulates theme park management. Developed by MicroProse and Chris Sawyer and published by Hasbro Interactive, the game was released on March 31, 1999. It was followed by “RollerCoaster Tycoon 2” and “RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.”

Here’s a trailer for the third installment of the game: