What video games do you reckon should have film adaptations?

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  1. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years ago

    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?

  2. profile image59
    UniqueRelicposted 8 years ago

    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.

  3. BraidedZero profile image86
    BraidedZeroposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. jdrogers91 profile image61
      jdrogers91posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. jdrogers91 profile image61
      jdrogers91posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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. ^^

    5. jdrogers91 profile image61
      jdrogers91posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  4. Hakpenguin profile image67
    Hakpenguinposted 8 years ago

    Mass Effect, Gears Of War.

    They all have good storylines.

    1. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. profile image59
      UniqueRelicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image91
    M. T. Dremerposted 8 years ago

    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.

  6. SouthernHoney profile image87
    SouthernHoneyposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Tonyx35 profile image61
      Tonyx35posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. jdrogers91 profile image61
      jdrogers91posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. ANDR01D profile image80
    ANDR01Dposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. seh1101 profile image96
    seh1101posted 8 years ago

    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.

  9. Dominique L profile image59
    Dominique Lposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image59
      UniqueRelicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. SouthernHoney profile image87
      SouthernHoneyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  10. jdrogers91 profile image61
    jdrogers91posted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 ^^

  11. brajeev profile image59
    brajeevposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 ^^

    2. Tonyx35 profile image61
      Tonyx35posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 ^^

  12. leakeem profile image80
    leakeemposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. JohnGreasyGamer profile image80
      JohnGreasyGamerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  13. RetroBrothers profile image85
    RetroBrothersposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. ANDR01D profile image80
      ANDR01Dposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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