What Computer Games Would You Like to See Made into Movies Or TV series ?

BAYLOR

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True, and I suppose Bryan Cranstone is getting a bit old for the role. Maybe something that doesn't have established characters but has a distinctive setting would work, like No Man's Sky. Or Tetris.
Tetris as movie hm, I wonder if Michal Bay could do anything with it ?:unsure:
 

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I think it's dangerous territory when beloved games are made into film/TV. I believe a new Mario Bros film is in the works. Netflix were due to make a Legend of Zelda film/series, but Nintendo got cold feet or something. A Zelda film/series has the potential to be epic, though I understand Nintendo being unwilling given past forays for Nintendo franchises in film and TV. The Legend of Zelda cartoon is one of the worst things I've seen, with the American makers somehow thinking a wise-cracking misogynistic Link was a good idea.

A Lylat Wars/Star Fox series would have a lot of potential without as much risk as a Zelda or Mario flop could carry for Nintendo. It comes to mind because Lylat Wars/Star Fox 64 was my first cinematic gaming experience and there looks to be wiggle-room with the characters. The life of an F-Zero racer could be another good one - there are plenty of characters to go at there and the race footage could be awesome (have you seen how good and fast F-Zero GX looks even today, given it's almost 20 years old? I think it ran at 60fps without a stutter).
 

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I'm not sure if I would like to see any beloved game turned into a movie. I think that the gaming experience is one that transcends film and brings us closer to how books are enjoyed. They allow you to live the story, and I think that simply cannot be captured through film.

The act of choice is something that films can never replicate. Even netflix's forays into choose your own adventure style games fell a little flat for me, better ones could be done in the future but it would be an awful lot of work.

Some mediocre games could be better served turned into slightly less mediocre films, but that's only because they went the way of thinking that games are like films. As such the games are much more cinematic, give less meaningful choice, and the gameplay is usually fairly boring.
 

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I think that's a really good point. One of the reasons I like Half-Life so much is that the setting feels convincing, but that would be very easy to do on screen, and wouldn't mean that the story would be any good (or any different to a lot of other SF dramas). I suspect that a lot of games were and still are inspired by films.

I'd still like to see an adaptation of something ridiculously banal, like a ZX Spectrum game. Tom Cruise is Horace! Tilda Swinton is the proprietor of the ski shop! In Aaron Sorkin's major motion picture adaptation of Horace Goes Skiing!
 

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I think that's a really good point. One of the reasons I like Half-Life so much is that the setting feels convincing, but that would be very easy to do on screen, and wouldn't mean that the story would be any good (or any different to a lot of other SF dramas). I suspect that a lot of games were and still are inspired by films.

I'd still like to see an adaptation of something ridiculously banal, like a ZX Spectrum game. Tom Cruise is Horace! Tilda Swinton is the proprietor of the ski shop! In Aaron Sorkin's major motion picture adaptation of Horace Goes Skiing!
Or the more terrifying ZX81 game 3D Monster Maze.
 

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I'd still like to see an adaptation of something ridiculously banal, like a ZX Spectrum game. Tom Cruise is Horace! Tilda Swinton is the proprietor of the ski shop! In Aaron Sorkin's major motion picture adaptation of Horace Goes Skiing!
It was Amstrad CPC for me but lots of the same games. Raffles could make a great jump-scare horror film. My brother hated that game.

Helena Bonham-Carter as the witch from Cauldron!

Chase H.Q. featuring Ryan Gosling as the cop, Rosamund Pike as Nancy and Jonny Depp as the villain.
 

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Maybe some of the old Lucas art adventure games like monkey Island or grim fandango would be good.
Yes, there were some great storylines in these games. Monkey Island is one of the best; I've heard people say that 'Pirates of the Caribbean' is a version of it, but t really isn't. Day of the Tentacle would also make for a great storyline, and Fate of Atlantis is the movie that Crystal Skull should have been.
 

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Maybe some of the old Lucas art adventure games like monkey Island or grim fandango would be good.
When I saw this topic, I immediately thought of Monkey Island—I recently got The Curse of Monkey Island, and had a blast playing it. Who knows? Given that Disney owns the IP and they’ve got good reasons to move away from Pirates of the Caribbean (Johnny Depp, in particular, is both too much of a scene-stealer and somewhat controversial these days), maybe they’ll actually do it. And while I’m being wildly optimistic, perhaps they’ll add the Big Whoop rollercoaster to Disneyland while they’re at it, although it might be a good idea to leave out the lava dip.

Fate of Atlantis is the movie that Crystal Skull should have been.
Agreed—as far as I’m concerned, Fate of Atlantis is the real Indiana Jones IV. Crystal Skull is just a fever dream Indy had after being bitten by a rattlesnake or something.
 

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When I saw this topic, I immediately thought of Monkey Island—I recently got The Curse of Monkey Island, and had a blast playing it. Who knows? Given that Disney owns the IP and they’ve got good reasons to move away from Pirates of the Caribbean (Johnny Depp, in particular, is both too much of a scene-stealer and somewhat controversial these days), maybe they’ll actually do it. And while I’m being wildly optimistic, perhaps they’ll add the Big Whoop rollercoaster to Disneyland while they’re at it, although it might be a good idea to leave out the lava dip.



Agreed—as far as I’m concerned, Fate of Atlantis is the real Indiana Jones IV. Crystal Skull is just a fever dream Indy had after being bitten by a rattlesnake or something.

It's incredible isn't it? Here they had a brilliant, funny, interesting story with a great sidekick; who wouldn't be interested in watching Indy travel around the world, trying to find clues to the location of Atlantis? It was there in the palm of their hands, and they totally blew it.
 

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The first two would make spectacular films and I would love to see Guillermo del Toroor Peter Jackson direct them.:cool:

Myst was made to be a tv series. :cool:
I read awhile ago that they are possibly going to do Half-Life and Portal as movies, but I've not seen any recent updates on it other than that they still plan to. J.J. Abrams was who I last saw mentioned as directing.

Myst definitely was made for a TV series! It's such a complex universe it has so much potential.
 
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