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Darkstar
November 9th, 2005, 04:06 AM
with the recent trend in making movies off of games and such, i wonder which game would you like to see become a movie?

i think in keeping with the game storyline and characters such as resident evil 1 and 2 it can turn out pretty good, im not saying the movies were outstanding but they kept true to the game and in places where as closed to it as if it was the game that was playing out.

with VFX playing the main part of any sci fi movie it seems that any game could potentially become a movie at some stage

with the recent aticipation of the movies halo and doom it seems this trend is set to grow bigger and in the area of sci fi and action fiction if thats such a genre, but still which games would you like to see become a movie and it could be anything not just sci fi fantasy as well?

Qtyled
November 9th, 2005, 04:27 AM
Perfect Game for a movie? Metel Gear Solid. The game had such a cinematic and (Especially "The Twin Snakes") scripted storyline, many of the problems that game-to-movie transitions usually have would'nt apply.

Kensterman
November 9th, 2005, 09:38 AM
Hmm, well they already did Doom recently. I think the FPS type of games going to Hollywood now falls in the "HoHum" category. Unless they can make it more than just a shooter/action flick away from the usual, it'll sell. Of course, for entertainment wise, nothing wrong with the usual, but if they want to see big $$, it'll have to be deeper. It would be interesting if they can adapt an Fantasy RPG into the big screen. Ie. the award winning Baldur's Gate or NeverWinter Nights per se.

How about the Tom Clancy Rainbow series?

yaaayoubetcha
November 9th, 2005, 09:46 AM
I'd love to see Max Payne on the big screen.

it's a shooter that's story driven...don't just have to clear levels like most others.

also...original Unreal.

and...Myst would be interesting.

Kensterman
November 9th, 2005, 09:51 AM
<smacks own forehead>. How could I missed them titles! Myst would be supercool. Just like Final Fantasy, it'll be interesting.

Actually, the novels of Myst might hold ground for a big movie too.



I'd love to see Max Payne on the big screen.

it's a shooter that's story driven...don't just have to clear levels like most others.

also...original Unreal.

and...Myst would be interesting.

Kensterman
November 9th, 2005, 09:52 AM
However, I can see Halo coming to the Big Screen later...the title has generated enough $$ to justify it to having more.

kharn the betrayer
November 9th, 2005, 10:45 AM
However, I can see Halo coming to the Big Screen later...the title has generated enough $$ to justify it to having more.

Um Halo IS getting a movie



but any ways I wouldent mind anouther animated Sonic the hedgehog movie Based on either Sonic Adventure or Sonic Adventure 2

AGateFan
November 9th, 2005, 03:27 PM
Chronicals of Riddick.... oh wait.

EDIT: Chronicals of Riddick: Escape from Butchers Bay is a great game BTW, many think it was better then the movie. I actually liked the movie so I guess I can't comment, but I did love the game. Not for those that cant stand cursing though because although you can turn off the "gore" you cannot turn off the "bad language" and there is a tone of it said and written on the walls.... it is after all a game about escaping a triple max prison.

Agent_Dark
November 9th, 2005, 03:57 PM
Chronicals of Riddick.... oh wait.

EDIT: Chronicals of Riddick: Escape from Butchers Bay is a great game BTW, many think it was better then the movie. I actually liked the movie so I guess I can't comment, but I did love the game. Not for those that cant stand cursing though because although you can turn off the "gore" you cannot turn off the "bad language" and there is a tone of it said and written on the walls.... it is after all a game about escaping a triple max prison.
lol, but the movie came before the game :P

Apparently FarCry is in the works for a movie. And the same director (Uwe Boll) has a few other Big screen adaptions of games in the works as well - Hunter: The Reckoning, Fear Effect, In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Seige Tale. But he's done alot of very crappy movies in the past, and I've read that he's basically just churning out game adaption after game adaption to cut a tax break or something... (no idea how true those stories are though). So don't expect too much from them ;)

Darkstar
November 10th, 2005, 02:15 AM
we need a megga big movie somethime soon, i think movies recently are not as good as they used to be maybe the writters aren't given free range to be creative becuase it will not make money or my taste in movies has changed so much i cannot enjoy such flicks as starwars and such.:(

skritsys
November 10th, 2005, 08:15 AM
It gets really frustrating IMO, they want to movie-fy every game out there and most of them just plain suck.

aAnubiSs
November 11th, 2005, 08:00 AM
StarCraft would make an excellent TV-show, it would be too short with just a movie. Would be even better if it wasn't the games storyline too, but it shouldn't be a totally new, and screwed up, storyline like DooM for example. I've wanted a dark sci-fi show, much darker then parts of B5, and StarCraft has an awsome atmosphere.

@Li3n
November 11th, 2005, 02:43 PM
Game movies will never be great as long as the people that write them don't have a clue about what the game is about. At least they could have the scripts checked and approved by the people that made the damn game, instead they just use the name and make up a story that fits loosely with the overall premise of the game. Then they just assume that they failed because they were based on a video game. :rolleyes:

Things seem different with Halo, lets hope it works:) : http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=19905

dosed150
November 11th, 2005, 04:32 PM
Hmm, well they already did Doom recently. I think the FPS type of games going to Hollywood now falls in the "HoHum" category. Unless they can make it more than just a shooter/action flick away from the usual, it'll sell. Of course, for entertainment wise, nothing wrong with the usual, but if they want to see big $$, it'll have to be deeper. It would be interesting if they can adapt an Fantasy RPG into the big screen. Ie. the award winning Baldur's Gate or NeverWinter Nights per se.

How about the Tom Clancy Rainbow series?

rainbow six actually started as a book and i think 4 other clancy novels have been made into films so i dont see why they shouldnt make it into a film

Hatcheter
November 12th, 2005, 06:44 AM
However, I can see Halo coming to the Big Screen later...the title has generated enough $$ to justify it to having more.

Unfotunately, Halo is too later for me: Summer, 2007. Ah well, I guess we gotta give them enough time to film it properly.

Hatcheter
November 12th, 2005, 06:48 AM
rainbow six actually started as a book and i think 4 other clancy novels have been made into films so i dont see why they shouldnt make it into a film

Big Clancy Fan here.

The games are based on the book, and feature charcters already established in the Clancy movies that have already been made. Though, with the essential franchise-reset that happened in The Sum of all Fears, I think some key elements of the creation of Rainbow would be missing (i.e., Jack Ryan's not in position to become President, and TSoaF's John Clark was too young to be the Vietnam veteran he is in the books).

Hatcheter
November 12th, 2005, 06:51 AM
StarCraft would make an excellent TV-show, it would be too short with just a movie. Would be even better if it wasn't the games storyline too, but it shouldn't be a totally new, and screwed up, storyline like DooM for example. I've wanted a dark sci-fi show, much darker then parts of B5, and StarCraft has an awsome atmosphere.

Galactica is pretty dark, IMO, but StarCraft could be pretty intersting on TV. IMO, it would work best as a 4-6 hour miniseries, as long as there's enough money behind it too get the Protoss and Zerg right (heavy mix of practical and CG work, most likely). And, of course, and exciting story, and interesting characters, and such.

Mr Prophet
November 12th, 2005, 07:19 AM
I think you're thinking too recent; let's see movies of some of the classics:

"A spaceship crew, lost in a distant galaxy, surrounded by big floating rocks in space! Their only hope is to spin round and round in circles, shooting like a mad thing.

"Asteroids the movie! Coming soon to a cinema near you."

Was Pong: The Movie a Dead Ringers' skit? Something like that, anyway.

E.T.
November 13th, 2005, 01:09 AM
Half-Life

I have wanted them to bring this for a very long time. There have been rumours about a script being shown around for a few years but nothing ever has come of it.

I would definately pay to see this movie.

yaaayoubetcha
November 14th, 2005, 06:50 AM
I think you're thinking too recent; let's see movies of some of the classics:

"A spaceship crew, lost in a distant galaxy, surrounded by big floating rocks in space! Their only hope is to spin round and round in circles, shooting like a mad thing.

"Asteroids the movie! Coming soon to a cinema near you."



ROFLPIMP

Wyrminarrd
November 14th, 2005, 08:18 AM
There are plenty of games out there that have the potential to make good movies so long as they are done right.

I agree with those that have said Half life and Max Payne, these two have everything a movie would need to be great.

Other games that might make a good movies IMHO are Command & Conquer, Heroes of might and magic (given a big Lotr treatment) and Privateer.

CanĀ“t really see them doing a movie about my current favorite game, Civilization 4:p

skritsys
November 14th, 2005, 08:47 AM
Oh Lord Not Civ4!?!?!

Peoples_General
November 15th, 2005, 09:54 PM
Boiling Point
Red Mercury
First to Fight: United States Marines
Far Cry
Red Alert

and of course....

HALF LIFE

Crichton
November 16th, 2005, 03:21 AM
Another Mario brothers movie or another Double Dragon movie are definetly not ever going to be possible...EVER AGAIN. So I guess it's not "anything" that's possible.

Kensterman
November 16th, 2005, 08:53 AM
I think they'd definitely target the big name game titles that everybody has hear about: ie. Doom being the latest. I wonder if there'll be a Quake :)

Maybe Half-Life as well?

DragonGate
November 17th, 2005, 07:25 PM
I think you're thinking too recent; let's see movies of some of the classics:

"A spaceship crew, lost in a distant galaxy, surrounded by big floating rocks in space! Their only hope is to spin round and round in circles, shooting like a mad thing.

"Asteroids the movie! Coming soon to a cinema near you."

Was Pong: The Movie a Dead Ringers' skit? Something like that, anyway.

Well, I drew a fairly detailed crew list and attempted to write a story based on an Asteroids-like game on my computer. However, the whole thing sounded better in my head.:o

Samuel J. Tilden
November 27th, 2005, 10:45 PM
If Doom can be made into a movie, anything can. I'd like to see something along the lines of Earthbound with unlikely child heroes, bizarre enemies and gonzo humor all set in the modern day. A slavish adaption wouldn't work, but something inspired by or at least set in the same world as Earthbound would be interesting as long as they didn't try to play it off as a children's film (in which case a lot of the emotional resonance of the game would probably be lost).

Exiled Master
December 10th, 2005, 02:51 PM
How about a Metroid movie? John Woo already has the rights for one. I heard somewhere that Paris Hilton was auditioning for the role of Samus, and it was laughable and outrageous. First, Paris doesn't have the brain cells to play the game, let alone beat it, with the original Metroid. Second, dozens of other gamers and myself would go thermonuclear:mad: on her to prevent her from defecating on the franchise with her mere involvement, if she did in fact get the role. I wonder if Peter Jackson could direct it after Halo (this would be in 2008, mind you).:rolleyes:

BigGator5
December 10th, 2005, 03:12 PM
StarCraft would make an excellent TV-show, it would be too short with just a movie. Would be even better if it wasn't the games storyline too, but it shouldn't be a totally new, and screwed up, storyline like DooM for example. I've wanted a dark sci-fi show, much darker then parts of B5, and StarCraft has an awsome atmosphere.

I would like to see StarCraft as a mini. Two hours for each race. Then the follow-up would be Brood War.

Paris Hilton as Samus? Oh good... The movie would lose all creditability. It's on the level of Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds and Julia Roberts in Charlotte's Web, both big disappointments in casting.

Osiris-RA
December 10th, 2005, 03:16 PM
Wow...hollywood really is out of ideas. :S

That said, I'd love to see Sam Fisher on the big screen! Now who could play him...

Exiled Master
December 10th, 2005, 03:32 PM
I would like to see StarCraft as a mini. Two hours for each race. Then the follow-up would be Brood War.

Paris Hilton as Samus? Oh good... The movie would lose all creditability. It's on the level of Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds and Julia Roberts in Charlotte's Web, both big disappointments in casting.
Good idea for Starcraft! But who would you have picked for the War of the Worlds?

BigGator5
December 10th, 2005, 05:47 PM
But who would you have picked for the War of the Worlds?

Anyone other than Tom Cruise. I say, Viggo Mortensen because I just love him as an actor.