It is almost a staple of Hollywood in this day and age to mine the video game industry for "popular" properties that they think would make good films . . . or rather, that they can make into a film so they can MAKE MONEY. Naturally.
The only ones there that I'd want to watch would be God of War, Metal Gear Solid and Assasin's Creed.
I'm pretty excited for the Gears of War movie.
That would have been so freakin sick!
God of War and Metal Gear Solid should be good, but after reading the storyline of the Killzone universe, I think that this could be right up there with Star Wars or Star Trek.
Why do people keep thinking Sabotage 1943 is the movie adaptation of Velvet Assassin? THEY ARE BOTH based off the life of Violet Szabo and have no other relation to each other aside from that. Infact, the movie doesn't even refer to Violet but a character based loosely off her work.
Guitar Hero movie????????????
Usually video games that become movies suck and movies that become video games suck as well except for Goldeneye, only game I remember being good that was a movie. Without thinking too much I would say Kane and Lynch might make a better movie than a game, kinda like Heat. Bioshock sounds like it could be good too. God of War would have to be CG like Beowulf to look good and really show the story like the video game. GeOW could also be good ig also done with computer animations sort of like Appleseed or FF with the same style Gears has been, then I would really want to watch it. Fatal Frame in Jap anime and the Legend of Zelda in a Lord of the Rings type would look good.
The mortal kombat movies has always been good just like DOOM.
Wasn't Goldeneye a James Bond movie before it was a game?
The MK movies were better then Doom, they are actually some of the more successful ones both financially and critically compared to other adaptations.
0.o I'm curious...
Feature length animation to be released same time as Interplay's EWJ4, officially organised with Doug Tenapal. http://rocketworm.com/index... I personally think that's been some of the best videogame related news for years.
Most of these are rumored. Some might even come out.
Thanks for pointing the only two possibilities in the universe.
Am I the only one that thinks that games shouldn't be made into movies. For one I think its what seperated the gaming medium from a movie the fact that is a game and not a movie. Movie directors just throw down there own plot, introduce completely new characters, settings, story etc and just slap on the game name. e.g Resident Evil.
mostly when game made into movie FLOP and when movie made into game FLOP why? because in game you dont die by shot and you health bar and enemis or boss dont die by shot. but there is still hope . im really excited for 1- MGS 2- Prince of Persia sand of time
I'd love for a metal gear film, but in a way i wouldn't - i'd be afraid of whoever is in charge just messing it up and potentially killing the series.
The man knows how to set an atmosphere.
Whats the point of having games to movies. Games stories are usually the same as B movies. Thats why there games not movies in the first place. @the person below me. Those games are mostly knock offs of movies. Uncharted is Indiana Jones. COD4 is mostly war movies, GTA4 takes from many movies especially the bank robbing scene which is in Heat. MGS series is based off many movies also.
It's more about how you tell the story then the story its self. Games this gen have become incredibly cinematic. Look at games like Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, Mass Effect, COD4, MGS4, GTA4, all are very cinematic and engrossing. If you were to translate the tight of story telling form those games into movies you would have your self some kick ass movies.
"Whats the point of having games to movies. Games stories are usually the same as B movies. Thats why there games not movies in the first place." Well, for very cinematic and deeply story driven games, I can see a reason for a video game being made into a movie, but that's about it really. I would love to see a God of War and Metal Gear Solid movie though, especially MGS because the storyline in that game to me is Hollywood calibur without a doubt. If Video Games that are made into movies had more high profile directors and actors in them, I think that they could be more of a commercial success because movies that make tons of money usually have well-known directors and Actors in them.
For MGS, Kurt Russell should totally be Snake. God of War would excellent, I seriously can't see how that could be messed up. Well, I'd be seriously suprised and angered if they did.
Simple. When a director has issues thinking of an idea, they find another story that isn't a movie to exploit. That way, they don't have to think up a script and fanboys that actually defend trash like the FF movies and MK movies get their wish.
The problem with game-based movie is that in video game industry, a game that sells 5 millions worldwide is absolutely awesome, but in cinema industry, the target is something more like 100 millions worldwide (random number). Even if you adapt one of the most popular game of this generation (Metal Gear Solid, Halo, Gears Of War, God Of War), you know that in those 5 millions gamers worldwide, even not the half will see the movie. So, to appeal to the masses, the movie will have to deliver more action, explosion, sex, catch phrases of awesomeness, and less scenario, dialog, references to the game, etc... So the more you want to be mass appeal, the less you are faithful with the game. That's why almost every game-based movies fail in terms of sales and faithfulness with the game. And that's why i'm absolutely not excited about any of those alleged cinematographic adaptations. I'm just curious about Earthworm Jim, and Gears Of War may be the most easy to adapt in movie (no scenario, no useless love story, only action, badass and gore).
the final fantasy affect.
37 potential flops...
37 probable flops*
Seeing re-made Sci-Fi Classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and doing oodles of comic-book movies should've told everyone that a whole bunch of VG movies are on the horizon.
The worst part to me about Hollywood is when they remake asian movies to 'fit the US audience'. They are killing the art and the cultural exchange.
Star Trek remake also points out there that they are just running out of ideas.
I don't believe this to be true, if you snoop around and watch more than the big name blockbusters you will see that there are still lots of fresh ideas around. I don't watch a hell of a lot of movies but one i watched recently was quite fresh and I really enjoyed it as did my friends was Lars and the Real girl (ok I just checked its 2007, but still a great film).
Star Trek whimpered away after 'Enterprise'. Wherever the film is bad or not isn't the thing to look at, this could kick start Star Trek again, because its been a while until any Star Trek has happened. I really like Star Trek and it's been part of my childhood, I can't wait for it to burst upon screens again.
The only one I think will be ok is Metal Gear. The films taken from games with Western themes tend to look more palatable. I know there are more Western concepts there, but its so hard to think they'll be decent when so many have sucked.
mgs could make a good movie but the problem with mgs the cutscenes in the game are to long. for example mgs 4 has like 15 hours worth of cutscenes. so to make mgs4 they would have to cut alot of the story out which will most probably ruin the movie or make it into like 5 movies.
Wow, Mortal Kombat 3 is past due. I remember reading about that movie in an old tips & tricks magazine about 6 or 8 years ago.
EWJ is part of a grand relaunch of Earthworm Jim in all different media between Doug Tenapal and Interplay, don't worry, its supposedly an animated feature. The other ones, no idea, especially 'Joust'.
There are quite a few in that list that could possibly be really good movies. The ones I'd prolly wanna see would be: 1. Mortal Kombat 3 (2010) 4. Splinter Cell (2010) 10. Metal Gear Solid (2009) 15. Kane & Lynch (2009) 24. God of War (2010) 25. Gears of War (2010) 30. Assassin’s Creed
Bioshock could be intersting...After all it's directed by the same guy who made Pirates Of The Carribean.
It says that both the Halo and MGS movies are coming out this year? As much as I would love for that to be true, I doubt it. Last I heard, the Halo movie is still in limbo.
Fatal Frame I've been waiting for you so long!!
i would rather hav a new DRIVER game than movie
What ever happened to the Devil May Cry movie..pff ANy I'm excited for MGS movie and Resident Evil 4 movie, I heard Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne in Batman movies) and that Jensen Ackles will portray Leon S. Kennedy (the guy from Supernatural) in RE4 movie
Christian Bale = Snake Jensen Ackles = Leon S. Kennedy
I can't think of 32 that should be games that should even be in development.
Why make a movie based off the Sims and Guitar Hero and I really doubt there will be another Supermario movie after the first one so many years ago. Gears of War and God of War have perked my ears for a movie. But I mean the Sims and Earthworm Jim for a movie wow ideas are really running low in Hollywood. The Resident Evil movies were great, Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children was an awsome movie. And Tomb Raider was great to. Some of these movies were made into anime and the anime counterparts were just as great. But some of these games should just not be made into movies, like the Sims. What you watch a story about how you create a guy get him a job, get him married. Thats just dumb, Super Mario flopped the first Final Fantasy movie flopped, Street Fighter flopped. And Blood Rayne don't get me started lower than a B movie but I was surprised on who they had for stars in it. Games are great to make into a movie if they have a strong story and chracters behind them. I wonder if Sony will make Killzone as a movie that would be great to see.
that sucks...as the sixth best franchise of all time, and no movie...i mean there is a movie, but its nothing like the game...its a shame because three of the five top franchises have movie deals (cant see sims and NFS (unless Fast&Furious counts) as movies anywho)
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