With failures such as Far Cry, The Super Mario Brothers and House of the Dead proving that directors are incapable of making a basic story work, the film industry needs YOU to help it! What video games should have a film, and why? I personally wanted to see the Spyro the Dragon movie, which was later cancelled. I reckon Medievil (PS1) or even Halo (it would be a good sci-fi flick, right?). Perhaps L.A Noire even though that pays homage to film noire.... Which do you choose, and why?
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Too right, the F.E.A.R game would be a good choice. As well as it being greatly inspired by Japanese Horror, so I can see a lot of potential.
Super Marios Bros., though popular in my circle of friends, I thought it was an absolute flop. The character depiction was a bit sad, even though I love John Liguizamo as an actor. I did enjoy the FMV sequences from the C&C franchises.
I think if Eli Roth stopped making them, they might actually work. I personally found Hitman and the odd Resi movie "OK". Even AvP was OK, except Requim.
I only liked Requiem because it introduced the Predalien that I had just recently seen in the AvP game. I never got to see the Hitman movie, nor did I really touch on the game too much.
Indeed, the Predalien was awesome but turned into quite the generic flick. If you like The Transporter or Crank movies, you'll love Hitman: The Movie. ^^
The humor in Crank was dark, yet right on the money. The Tranporter movies were also a great set. Jason Statham is an action hero to be reckoned with. I'll have to check out Hitman: The Movie per your suggestion. Thanks John!
I remember seeing this trailer and thoroughly enjoyed the actual release. However, seeing its upload date on YouTube greatly disappointed me. The Resi movies were OK but strayed greatly from the games' plots at times. Still, entertaining nonetheless.
I think the reason there has never been an official live-action film of The Legend of Zelda is due to the fact that Super Mario Bros did so poorly, $48M budget, $21M dollar return at the Box Office.
The Legend of Zelda movie was rumored to be in production quite a number of years ago, but it ended up being just a rumor, sadly. I really wanted to see a film remake of Ocarina of Time, or Majora's Mask.
I think Splinter Cell: Conviction has great potential, but it's a very complex story and few gamers understand the game. This is Tom Clancy stuff, so it's only for true fans of his. But I agree, I would watch it ^^
Tom Clancy adapted movies do have a good track record of making money. So you could convince an excec/producer to do it. Good one.
Very true Tony, the best I've seen was Patriot Games. But I think SC:Conviction in film will be a lot different than in game, because writing stories for the two will vary a lot ^^
Modern Warfare has a brilliant story but I personally don't think it needs to be a movie. It's practically every cliche out there with a different take. SC2 however would definitely be something new.
Mass Effect movie has already been announced, and you can check its progress I on several sites. As far as I remember though, the cast isn't all that good.
Actually the ME movie only has a director and a writer. No cast has been announced but I believe the movie will have a decent budget so maybe some good actors can be part of it.
I disagree with the last bit. Freeman should be in it and feature strongly, and other people from Black Mesa. There has to be a strong lead character. They'd probably cast Tom Cruise as Freeman, or something. And Morgan Freeman would be Dr Vance.
Very true, but with so many different writers on the same game, it's hard to justify lore and make ends meet. Plus, it could make what's working severely flop. I wish Blizzard the best though ^^
There is Batman films already so I doubt that there will be a movie based on a game which is based on the same movie and comic license. There will be other Batman movies after the Dark Knight Rises so maybe it could happen but I doubt it.
I totally agree! I loved the Silent Hill movie. Despite what I thought was a pretty lame ending, most of the film was gripping and even nightmarish. It’s hard for me to find a movie that actually creeps me out, so kudos to this one.