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The Guitar Hero of Movies

Variety outlines plans by startup YooStar to launch a system that lets fans insert themselves into classic movie scenes and act "alongside" the movie stars with a package that includes a green screen, a high-resolution webcam, and software that includes scenes from real movies and TV shows in which to participate. The package should cost around $170 when released in August, and while it is not technically a game, they are aiming to create "Guitar Hero" for movies. Word is:

Once fans have inserted themselves into a scene, they can share the clip on their own computer or upload free to a YouTubelike site hosted by YooStar, where anyone can view it.

Five studios -- Paramount, Universal, MGM, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate -- have partnered with the company, as have the National Basketball Assn. and Sesame Workshop's "Sesame Street" franchise. The package will ship with 14 clips (11 from films, one from "Sesame Street" and two "moving backgrounds," which allow users to improvise a scene).

Included are single scenes from pics as old as "Double Indemnity" (1944) and "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) and as recent as 2006's "Rocky Balboa" and "Employee of the Month." The original "Terminator" and "Beverly Hills Cop 2" are also in the starter pack.

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5. Re: The Guitar Hero of Movies Jun 29, 2009, 11:49 Hyatus
 
It could be fun, but 14 clips?
Can you imagine if Rock Band shipped with 14 songs?
Lame.
 
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