Every month it seems, there’s articles and rumors popping up of Game X becoming a feature film. A studio wants to take a game, most of which take dozens of hours to complete, and water down the story and content to make 2 hour Hollywood feature film.
Halo, Metroid, Uncharted, BioShock, God of War, Assassin’s Creed, etc. are just a few of the most well known gaming franchises that Hollywood has shown interest turning into films, all of which have been canned, are still up in the air or are urban myths that are mentioned in interviews.
This is simply the wrong way to go. Why butcher these franchises into films that have to meet a time requirement of 2, maybe 3 hours? Not only will you piss off the fans of the series, it’s just a crappy way to represent what could easily (and more suitably) translate into not a film, but a television series.