The studio executives sat at the conference table with the creative staff. They were in need of a blockbuster in order to reverse the companies declining fortunes.
“Well, I was reflecting back on my childhood, and was trying to think what might capture the hearts of young families,” the Creative Director said.
“What did you come up with?” the CEO asked.
“Cabbage Patch Kids. They were all the rage when I was young.”
“Hmm. There might be some mileage in that,” the Executive Producer mused.
“Animation?” The CEO queried. “Expensive, and a little risky with Disney and Pixar to contend with.”
“Yes, and we need at least a PG-13 for any profit,” the Marketing Director interjected.
“I still like the concept,” the Executive Producer interjected. “What if we go with live action, and ramp it up to “R?”
“What do you have in mind?” the CEO asked.
“A slasher, set in a small Vermont farming village. Some disappearances, and gore should do it.”
“Yes, I love it,” the CEO said. “Do you think we can get Steve King and Quentin T. on board with this?”
And thus, Cabbage Patch Kids: The Movie was born.