Hollywood seems to have completly dried up of ideas, because they are going to other mediums.
Silent Hill and Crazy Taxi are comming to the big screen, Tomb Raider and resident Evil sequels are in the works, and Christopher Lambert has just signed on for Mortal Kombat 3. other games to movies that are in the works are House of the Dead, Grand Theft Auto, Castlevania, and Zelda are all in the works as well.
What movies do you think will absolutely suck, and which wil be kick ass awesome?
Which games do you think are just wasting away as JUST a game and SHOULD be made into a movie?
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I find it interesting that they really only pick action-packed games to make movies out of...
Why not a Myst movie? Now that would be one hell of a trip... ... or a movie based on one of the old Sierra 'Quest' series' would be great! ... Maybe. Or... a STARFLIGHT movie!!! Yeah!!!
Out of all the game movies that are out... I think I like Wing Commander the most. ... And yet it's a movie that I didn't much care for. How about that? *Sighs* Ah well. Can't win 'em all. And with my tastes, I'm lucky if I win any.
Funny how I failed to notice that they're making a Zelda game, as that series isn't really your typical 'action-packed' game. Neither was the Final Fantasy movie, which I'm changing my vote as my favorite video game movie. So... they do do SOME good once in a while... ... *sticks his foot in his mouth* ... *Muffled through his foot* I like being bitter...
The only problem I see with this is that as video games these days tend to become interactive movies with all the cut scenes, all these movies are going to be are just two hours of live-action cut scenes.
While I can understand how most of those will make fairly decent movies, I don't see them pulling it off with Zelda. The whole fun to Zelda is running around a dungeon using every weapon in your arsenal on any object in the room trying to make whatever is supposed to happen, happen. I suppose they could just do some punk actor in a green tunic running around smashing skeletons with a sword, but its not the same unless he walks around a single room for fifteen minutes before realizing if he pushes that block he can jump over to the switch and get out of the room. Even if they were to do that, I wouldn't want to watch it as a movie.
I think Zelda could be done right with an expanded storyline, going beyond the "save the princess, defeat the bad guy" plotline and branching it out a little. Fantasy is what's in now thanks to LOTR, so it could make a nice chunk of change. I'm not holding my breath, however.
Bringing it into the realm of PC, while staying on the fantasy subject, Warcraft would make an interesting concept. Make it strictly a war movie set in a fantasy realm, and I think it could hit huge.
I know it will never happen thanks to Square bombing with Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, but I would've liked to see Final Fantasy 6 and 7 translated to the big screen. They both had great characters (with a few exceptions) and compelling stories. The trick here would be trimming all of that down to 2 hours apiece.
I think what you're seeing here is an example of the creative bankruptcy that's plaguing the entertainment industry. The only reason we're seeing all of these video game movies is because Tomb Raider and Resident Evil were moderately successful and made money. I don't recall Hollywood swarming to make video game movies after Super Mario Bros. and The Wizard came out.
It's also why we're about to see a swarm of comic book movies, and why the only thing on TV these days are reality shows. Hollywood's not immune to this recession either, and when it comes down to it, all of this stuff makes money, and it's easier to sell that than something original.
That said, wouldn't Metal Gear Solid be an absolute no-brainer to bring to the big screen?
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Originally posted by BattlezoneThat said, wouldn't Metal Gear Solid be an absolute no-brainer to bring to the big screen?
I would be down for this if my head still wasnt hurting after trying to figure out what the hell was the point of MSG2. A year later and I still have no clue what the hell the plot of that game was.
The government see...is...covering up things. This makes them bad...or maybe good. Mostly just run by dead people. Uh...Then there's Metal Gear, and other Metal Gears that fight the first Metal Gears, and those are bad. Or maybe good. And see, the terrorists, they either want the Metal Gear, or they want to destroy the Metal Gear, and they're possibly good. Or maybe bad.
And the Russians. They're there too. And then the whole thing was all a set up to test Raiden, and he passed. Or maybe he failed. And his girlfriend was fake, except that she turns up at the end, so maybe the whole thing is a conspiracy. Oh, and smoking slowly drains your health bar.
There. Wasn't that simple?
Satire 2/24 (I promise to learn the new coding by next week) Buffy 7.16 gets a 7.65372 Andrew is funny, but I'm not sure that we needed "The Andrew Episode".
Crazy Taxi as a movie?! How the hell is Hollywood gonna do that? I suppose they'll find a way and it will suck ass. House of the Dead will suck, if Zelda's done in live action, it'll probably suck. Castlevania might be good, and Mortal Kombat 3 might be good if it's done like the first movie, which is probably the movie I've watched the most in my lifetime...hey I was young when it came out.
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Curious... nobody brought up a game that, while so legendary, also had some of the lamest follow ups EVER. I'm talking about Double Dragon. The original arcade version is a bonafide legend. Arguable, so is its NES counterpart.