Film watching is, by its very nature, a passive activity. You sit back in the dark, maybe with a refreshment on hand, and you play witness to a preconceived story with a beginning, a middle and an end.

Do you know what never happens when you're watching a movie? The film freezes and an option appears: "Should Timmy attempt an escape from the evil robot or stand his ground and fight?" What never happens next is you make a decision that decides where the plot goes next and deal with the consequences, even if it means your hero meeting a quick and sudden end only a few minutes into the adventure.

That's what makes the news (that we first saw reported over at CHUD) that the Choose Your Own Adventure book series may be heading for the big screen slightly baffling . The books, a childhood staple for just about anyone who grew up in the '80s and '90s, took readers on a myriad of strange, colorful adventures, frequently pausing and asking you to make a decision for the protagonists. Different decisions took you to different pages, continuing the story in wildly diverging directions with multiple outcomes (which often meant, as many adventurous young folks learned, death by abominable snowman or being sucked into space via a faulty airlock).
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