What video games do you reckon should have film adaptations?
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?
I actually wrote a article on what I think would be great video game movies. For me it has to be something with a rich plot and back story so that a movie can build on the universe. I chose Mass Effect, Deus Ex and Bioshock as my top picks. All have rich plots and unique worlds. Although Deus Ex is cyberpunk and has been done before it hasn't be done well since Bladerunner for me and plus I love the conspiracy theories in it. Mass Effect is like Star Wars, it has enough depth and character for many movies. Bioshock is atmospheric and original. The distinctive Big Daddy should be a great boss for a movie.
I do believe that all of them are in some stage of movie production. Mass Effect and Bioshock for definite but Bioshock has had a few problems with directors and Universal arguing over the age rating for the film. Mass Effect has a director and a script writer and not much else.
Also your point on Halo is that there was a Halo movie being made by Peter Jackson and Neil Bloomkemp but was canceled. Then they made District 9. I have no complaints there.
Honestly I don't want them to try anymore. They fail every time. Unless we get a video game industry to work alongside hollywood I don't think it is worth it. There are a few video games out there that actually play like a movie, in my opinion. The Mass Effect series for instance. But that's just my opinion.
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!
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.
Even though it would probably be a disaster, I want them to attempt the Legend of Zelda. I was one of the few people that actually liked the IGN April fools joke where they made a Zelda movie trailer. They kind of missed the fantasy craze around the time lord of the rings came out, but I still think it could draw in a big audience. The hardest part would be giving a voice to a character that has been voiceless since he was created. Also, I do think that Halo and Bioshock would be great movies.
I'm suprised they haven't come out with a Legend of Zelda movie. It seems like that would be pretty monumental, since most of us grew up knowing some version of the game.
On a more modern note, Left 4 Dead would be awesome. I want to see a film adaptation of the witches and the boomers. It could be pretty eerie if done right.
Also, I thought that the Resident Evil movies were pretty awesome.
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 would like to see a F.E.A.R. movie, actually. I'm not saying it would be all that good. There might be a few really good scares in it, like the first game.
Metal Gear Solid
I don't see how it could go awry as long as the movie story line stays true to the MGS story. But...I've said the same thing about Hitman. The Hitman movie was beyond terrible.
Okay, I don't play video games or anything, so I should probably keep my mouth shut, but I do watch the movies. I would like to keep seeing them make Resident Evil movies until Milla is too old to hoist that machine gun up simply because they are entertaining. I agree with everyone else that they should make a Zelda movie. Done properly it would be epic. And I'm totally with UniqueRelic on the Bioshock thing. I've almost actually gotten a copy of Bioshock to play on the house machine because it looked so cool.
And, I'm sure I'm going to get the stank eye for this, but we need NEED NEED more Silent Hill movies. I know some gamers hated it, but looking at the movie from a non-gamer point of view, it was amazing and I can't wait for the second one. Besides, Sean Bean actually lived in the first one, so they have to make the kill SPECTACULAR in the second.
Oh, and Batman: Arkham Asylum. Simply because, if ever asked a question where an answer relating to Batman is possible and I don't give it, the universe will implode.
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.
World of Warcraft, easily. Such a thick storline and lorebase, it would be easy to make a movie of any bit, and would be incredibly popular if done right. Plus, I'm a huge WoWphile. Though I believe there is a WoW movie in the making, and has been rumored to have been in production, though there isn't much proof. I know a Halo movie has been juggled around, still trying to find a director willing to try it.
The only game that I would like to see as movies is Splinter Cell:Conviction. I think it has one of the best story lines among PC games. Sam Fisher is an awesome character and an inspiring figure. It would be an awesome movie filled with stealth kills and take downs. I really hope that they make movie from the Splinter Cell Series some time in the near future.
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 ^^
The Modern Warfare Series - the game itself already feels like a movie (except MW1 which is a bit boring compared to 2 and 3). The story line is great it could use a movie.
StarCraft - Both 1 and 2. An epic story everyone loves. I'd bet they'd also love a movie about it. It should be CGthough. Cinematics in Starcraft 2 are just awesome - a full length movie of those would be great, unless they step down the specs of the CG.
How about Half Life?
If done 'right' then it could be a great sci-fi action movie. The aliens are creepy and powerful enough, the Black Mesa base would be a great setting and the storyline would be okay with some extra input.
I would like to see it from the point of view of the marines though and not Gordon Freeman. He could appear in the film but it would be better if he was not the main protagonist.
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