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« on: June 19, 2007, 07:41:55 PM »

This is an increasing trend in Hollywood, with mixed results - I liked Silent Hill and Resident Evil, and could have lived without Tomb Raider and Doom.  But there are LOTS of awesome games out there.  Many of them have graphics that approach the quality of movie special effects from a decade or two ago.  So which one would you MOST like to see as a movie that hasn't been done yet?

Personally, I'm thinking the Elder Scrolls series, especially Morrowind, would make an awesome movie.
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 07:57:06 PM »

While I'll admit up front that I am totally out of the video game loop these days, I will have to say "none."

The appeal of video games ia that they are interactive - a key incredient that movies don't have.  I think the story lines that lend themselves well to good gameplay don't really translate to a good "just sit back and watch it" medium.

For some reason, it seems to work better the other way.  Games made from movies don't do too badly, do they?
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 08:00:50 PM »

I'd like to see a movie set in the Starcraft universe.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 08:25:39 PM »

Never played it, but from what I know of the gameplay and the what I've seen of the artwork, "American McGee's Alice" would be a fun film if approached the right way.

"Missile Command" could be an interesting, completely bleak, flick.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 09:03:04 PM »

The Battletoads arcade game.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 09:26:31 PM »

The 1st 2 Shadow Hearts games would make excellent movies if they adapted the plots correctly for the screen.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007, 01:10:54 AM »

I'm with Ulthar.  I think Video Games translate poorly into film.  But that being said, there were a bunch of Dragon's Lair-type games in the early nineties that were movies, set up like choose-your-own-adventure books.  Some of them might adapt quite well.  I wouldn't mind seeing Night Trap adapted for film, especially with the right cast (Linnea Quigley or Barbara Crampton maybe?) and an uncut format.

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007, 01:59:49 AM »

This is an increasing trend in Hollywood, with mixed results - I liked Silent Hill and Resident Evil, and could have lived without Tomb Raider and Doom.  But there are LOTS of awesome games out there.  Many of them have graphics that approach the quality of movie special effects from a decade or two ago.  So which one would you MOST like to see as a movie that hasn't been done yet?

Personally, I'm thinking the Elder Scrolls series, especially Morrowind, would make an awesome movie.
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As far as video games as movies go, several come to mind.  A no-brainer is of course both installments of Max Payne.  It was made as a "video game noir" of some sorts.  Then, a movie based on at least one of the GTA games, I vote for San Andreas.   And I certainly won't forget God of War.  And for a military spin, of course Metal Gear.  Maybe The Sons of Liberty.  And Finally the Syphon Filter series.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 06:51:49 AM »

How about Pong?  BounceGiggle  Actually Maniac Mansion I always though was an addicting game that would make a great goofy horror comedy. 


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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007, 07:59:17 AM »

How about Pong?  BounceGiggle  Actually Maniac Mansion I always though was an addicting game that would make a great goofy horror comedy. 





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Great choice.  There was actually a Maniac Mansion sitcom that aired in the early 90s.  I recall watching it most every week.  http://imdb.com/title/tt0098851/


As for other games, my top pick would be the Half Life series.  The games themselves play out like films but I believe with a talented director and cast, they could make for a hell of a good film.  Just imagine seeing those striders ripping through City 17 on a theater screen:




Also, I second the GTA film.  Although, my pick would have to be for Vice City.  San Andreas was a great game but Vice City is by far the better game in my opinion.  The music, the style, the cars, etc. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2007, 09:18:25 AM »

Never played it, but from what I know of the gameplay and the what I've seen of the artwork, "American McGee's Alice" would be a fun film if approached the right way.


Your wish is granted.
Sarah Michelle Gellar has officially been cast as Alice.

Check this out:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466663/
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2007, 10:37:16 AM »

Never played it, but from what I know of the gameplay and the what I've seen of the artwork, "American McGee's Alice" would be a fun film if approached the right way.


Your wish is granted.
Sarah Michelle Gellar has officially been cast as Alice.

Check this out:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466663/


Not certain how I feel about that casting, but I'm interested in seeing the final product.  Thanks for the pointer.
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2007, 10:54:27 AM »

Hmmmmm, video game movies...

I think the Legend of Zelda is an obvious pick. Not sure who would play link, but I imagine the movie would be based on either Ocarina of Time or Twilight Princess. Maybe the former as the first and the latter as a sequel. My fiancee and I go back and forth about this, but I'm convinced that the Undertaker could play Ganondorf thanks to his large frame and enlarged forehead with CGI obviously being used to portray his Ganon form. A few years ago I would've said Orlando Bloom for adult Link after his stretch as Legolas, but I'm open for suggestions there. Though I don't see huge starlets clamoring at the chance to play Zelda, I'd like to see Scarlet Johanson or Kate Winslet in the role. Whatever the case it'd have to be done on a grand fantasy scale like Lord of the Rings, not on the cheap like Quest of the Delta Knights.

Hmmm, other good game-to-movie conversions... I'd like to see an animated movie for Paper Mario or a balls out Splatterhouse or Altered Beast flick! Nobody probably remembers it, but I wouldn't hesitate to drop $10 to see a movie based on Totally Rad, bad '80s lingo, fashions and title kept entirely in check! Hell, I don't care if it was director by Uwe "living breathing scum of the Earth" Boll so long as I get me a Totally Rad movie!  TeddyR

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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2007, 11:39:14 AM »

another one I'd like to see...

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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2007, 05:39:08 PM »

Hmmmmm, video game movies...

I think the Legend of Zelda is an obvious pick. Not sure who would play link, but I imagine the movie would be based on either Ocarina of Time or Twilight Princess. Maybe the former as the first and the latter as a sequel. My fiancee and I go back and forth about this, but I'm convinced that the Undertaker could play Ganondorf thanks to his large frame and enlarged forehead with CGI obviously being used to portray his Ganon form. A few years ago I would've said Orlando Bloom for adult Link after his stretch as Legolas, but I'm open for suggestions there. Though I don't see huge starlets clamoring at the chance to play Zelda, I'd like to see Scarlet Johanson or Kate Winslet in the role. Whatever the case it'd have to be done on a grand fantasy scale like Lord of the Rings, not on the cheap like Quest of the Delta Knights.

Hmmm, other good game-to-movie conversions... I'd like to see an animated movie for Paper Mario or a balls out Splatterhouse or Altered Beast flick! Nobody probably remembers it, but I wouldn't hesitate to drop $10 to see a movie based on Totally Rad, bad '80s lingo, fashions and title kept entirely in check! Hell, I don't care if it was director by Uwe "living breathing scum of the Earth" Boll so long as I get me a Totally Rad movie!  TeddyR



A Link to the Past might also make a good story line since Zelda has more interaction with link in that one.  I think a Final Fantasy movie based on one of the actual story lines of the games would be good.  I'd pay money to since a theatrical version of Final Fantasy 7 or 6.
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