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Going beyond a video game Sep. 3rd, 2012 @ 06:46 AM Reply

There have been numerous attempts to get video games into live action movies (e.g resi, streetfighter and mortal kombat) sometimes it can turn into a disaster or a success (rarely).
At the moment major video game franchises such as halo and metal gear are making a jump to the big screen,
Which video game franchise would you like to see on the big screen?


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 3rd, 2012 @ 06:56 AM Reply

I don't understand why people want movies based on video games. It's essentially the same thing, except you're a passive viewer, instead of an active participant.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:12 AM Reply

At 9/3/12 06:56 AM, desert116 wrote: I don't understand why people want movies based on video games. It's essentially the same thing, except you're a passive viewer, instead of an active participant.

I guess some people (mostly active film watchers) prefer to be a passive viewer.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:36 AM Reply

You could easily do a live movie adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, since it mostly just cut-scenes. No offense I love the MGS series.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:43 AM Reply

Metal Gear Solid and Assassin's Creed.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:45 AM Reply

Apparently, Mass Effect is getting a film version at some point.

Though I think it will cause a lot of issues with what is and isn't canon.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 3rd, 2012 @ 07:47 AM Reply

At 9/3/12 07:43 AM, tonypar16 wrote: Metal Gear Solid and Assassin's Creed.

They are actually making them movies, I know they've just started working on a mgs movie and ubisoft is working on an assassins creed movie starring Michael Fassbender (i think).


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 3rd, 2012 @ 08:37 PM Reply

Halo could be a very good movie if it were done well and not just entirely focused on pure action. The problem is that too many video games are so action based that making an accurate movie ends up like Resident Evil.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 4th, 2012 @ 08:18 AM Reply

i would like to see fallout 3 or even legend of zelda or maybe even oblivion


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 4th, 2012 @ 08:47 AM Reply

At 9/3/12 07:47 AM, CalamityCB wrote:
At 9/3/12 07:43 AM, tonypar16 wrote: Metal Gear Solid and Assassin's Creed.
They are actually making them movies, I know they've just started working on a mgs movie and ubisoft is working on an assassins creed movie starring Michael Fassbender (i think).

I know.Ubisoft created a whole new wing,Ubisoft Motion Pictures,responsible for movie adaptation of their games.Splinter Cell,Assassin's Creed and Ghost Recon are already on the to-do list.I would also like to see the Splinter Cell movie.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 4th, 2012 @ 06:46 PM Reply

Animated film for Dynamite Headdy.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 4th, 2012 @ 07:41 PM Reply

Generally a key problem with video game to movie adaptations is that they tend to gloss over a lot of the original source material and make it into a generic action film, sometimes it's actually explainable because of certain limitations by the studios that you don't have in video games, {Not including CGI} but I would say that 9 times out of 10, a movie adaptation of a video game is going to fail badly.

For example, take away the Resident Evil name from their movies, and you actually have a half-decent survival horror/action movie franchise, but because it has the RE name attached to it, the faithfulness of the story has instantly disappeared or at least heavily whitewashed. Personally, I'm a big believer in keeping the adaptations from the original material as faithful as possible, that way there wouldn't be as much confusion and possible disappointment if someone saw the movie first and then played the game afterwards.

About the only VG to movie adaptation that I know about which was relatively successful was the first Mortal Kombat movie. Apart from the fatalities being taken out obviously, much of it was pretty accurate to the source, {granted it was MK, which at the time didn't had much of a storyline in the game.} which is one of the reasons why it made over $100 million dollars in the box office back in '95, and still is a cult favorite today. Perhaps the rest of Hollywood could take lessons from that movie and apply it if they do make a VG-related movie, and not hire Uwe Boll as director.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 4th, 2012 @ 08:53 PM Reply

At 9/3/12 06:46 AM, CalamityCB wrote: There have been numerous attempts to get video games into live action movies (e.g resi, streetfighter and mortal kombat) sometimes it can turn into a disaster or a success (rarely).
At the moment major video game franchises such as halo and metal gear are making a jump to the big screen,
Which video game franchise would you like to see on the big screen?

Simple, just take any JRPG, take out game play and you got yourself about 3 hours of usable footage from cut scenes alone.


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Response to Going beyond a video game Sep. 7th, 2012 @ 01:17 PM Reply

At 9/3/12 06:46 AM, CalamityCB wrote: There have been numerous attempts to get video games into live action movies (e.g resi, streetfighter and mortal kombat) sometimes it can turn into a disaster or a success (rarely).
At the moment major video game franchises such as halo and metal gear are making a jump to the big screen,
Which video game franchise would you like to see on the big screen?

I think Red Ninja: End Of Honor would make a nice Live-Action film.. if they do it right. I prefer games to stay as games though rather than turn into live-action... in fear they ruin it and I go into Hulk mode and beat the shit out of whomever made it.


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