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RAMPAGE Video Game To Become Movie

Published at: Nov. 18, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST by Nordling

Nordling here.

I have to think that this got greenlit because Guillermo Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM, a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters, started filming this week, and I'd bet that studios are gearing up for more giant monster movies now.  That just might be the new thing in movies, and I'm good with that.  I'm all for giant monsters.  According to Hollywood Reporter, producer John Rickard (the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET reboot, FINAL DESTINATION) will be producing a film based on the classic video game and is looking for writers to help get the project started.  New Line Studios will be releasing the film.

For those too young to remember, RAMPAGE was a three-player game where a giant Godzilla-like creature, a giant Kong-like creature, and a giant Wolfman-like creature attacked buildings and munched on the hapless citizens inside, while fighting each other and the armed forces sent in to bring them down.  The game was actually quite fun in its day - the faces the monsters made while chewing up innocent people always made me laugh - and it's a simple enough concept that someone in Hollywood could run with it.  If people don't get eaten, though, I think they've lost the point of the whole project.  Fret all you want about the video-game-to-movie trend, but this actually would make a more fun film than most, considering there isn't a whole lot of plot to it.

For those not overly familiar with RAMPAGE - a video, with more advanced graphics than back-in-the-day when I played:

 

Nordling, out.

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  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    has there EVER been a decent video game adaptation??

    by Stifler's Mom

    TOMB RAIDER, DOOM, FINAL FANTASY, MAX PAYNE.... I honestly can't figure out why this keeps happening.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I liked this movie when it was called ''Cloverfield.''

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Stifler's Mom...

    by KentBates

    Silent Hill had its moments. Also, despite what everyone might say, I always enjoyed Mortal Kombat, although there really didn't need to be a sequel.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    cletus van damme

    by NightArrows

    Funny, I don't remember a giant Werewolf, Lizard or Ape fighting each other in Cloverfield...

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    RAMPAGE

    by F-18

    is fun

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    stifler's mom - I'm betting on Aliens Colonial Marines...

    by Darth_Kong

    It's a sequel but it's reverse of what you're talking about.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by professor murder

    Because Godzilla and King Kong were never movies????

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Maybe this isn't about the video game

    by professor murder

    Maybe this was a bad source, and the movie Rampage is actually about a young black kid growing up in the ghetto, overcoming his struggles, becoming a ultimate fighter and eventually fulfilling his life long dream of portraying his childhood hero on the big screen as Mr. T. Maybe??? OK, maybe not...

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    The reason why we've never seen a good videogame adaptation...

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    It's because no studio actually has faith in any of them. They always hire hack, third rate directors, shitty writers, non A-list stars and give them a limited budget. If we got Halo, BioShock or Mass Effect directed by someone like Peter Jackson/James Cameron/Chris Nolan then I'm sure we'd get a good film but unfortunately that's NEVER going to happen. It has nothing to do with the source material. Let's be honest, if they can make a mega bucks franchise out of a theme park ride then it stands to reason that given talented enough filmmakers we could get a decent videogame movie.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Hellooo? Dead or Alive? Nailed it!

    by malificus

    That movie kicked all kinds of ass and was a lot of fun, just like the video game. Thus: perfect adaption.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Terrynation - yeah and AICN put it up days ago

    by BenBraddock

    You're welcome!

  • There are a bunch of adaptations that fall into the categories A) "passably decent" or B) "so bad that they're good", but actual good adaptations... not so sure. For me, the Tomb Raider, the first Mortal Kombat, and a few of the Resident Evil flicks fall into category A. They're not really great, but they don't make me want to claw my eyes out either. The two CG Final Fantasy flicks were pretty okay too At the other end of the spectrum, in category B, you've got Super Mario Bros or DOA, which are both so bad that they become impossible NOT to watch whenever they come on TV. Watching them is like rubbernecking at a car wreck site. You know it's wrong and that what happened there is bad, but you can't look away. And in category C, you've got utter shit that must be buried for all time. Street Fighter (1994), Double Dragon, and Doom, & May Payne. Not sure that great video game adaptation has ever been made or ever will be made. Games tend to be either too shallow or way too deep for a 2hr format. Personally, I'd love to see Deus Ex be made into a film. That screams "big budget sci-fi movie" and probably _would_ work.

  • Let's face it, DOA was pretty much a titsploitation game anyway. The movie got that right. Plus, 90 minutes of Devon Aoki and Jaime Pressly can't be such a bad thing, even if the plot was total bollocks.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    This would be great news if it was 1996

    by ZoeFan

    At this point no one cares

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    rsanta74....

    by Chuck

    I have to disagree with you on one important point. Street Fighter most definitely belongs in category b. Mainly due to Raul Julia's deliciously over the top performance. (Though JCVD certainly doesn't hurt matters either.)

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Atari Baseball made into Moneyball?

    by Baron Karza

    The same excitement level for both.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Best videogame adaptation? MORTAAAAALL KOMBAAAAAT

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    The Resident Evil movies seem relatively popular.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm not a fan, personally, but there seem to be enough fans out there for the Resident Evil franchise to qualify as "good" video game movies.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    That game was really fun.

    by frank

    I used to play it at the arcade. I liked it when the lizard would turn into a naked woman. I don’t think it really had any plot to speak of, though. This is just another one of those cases where they tack the name of a known property onto some random movie with a vaguely similar premise. Well, it’s a better idea than a Battleship movie, I guess.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    What happened to the collumn with reviews about the

    by KilliK

    retro videogames which were adaptations from popular movies? did Harry stop that collumn as well?

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    The real problem with video game movies is...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...that virtually all the games they're based on are ALREADY derivative of other movies. - Tomb Raider is derivative of Indiana Jones. - Doom is derivative of Aliens. - Resident Evil is derivative of every zombie movie ever made. So, if you're gonna make a movie based on a video game, that video game probably shouldn't already be based on some other movies like, oh, King Kong and Godzilla, for example.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    And yeah Rampage was an excellent game

    by KilliK

    damn,i miss the days when i was a kid and spent my time in the arcades.Although most of the time i played Amiga games.There was an arcade near my school were you could play both Amiga and PSX games.i want those days back. :/

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Hell, there already IS a King Kong vs Godzilla movie!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    A Rampage movie is utterly redundant.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    franks TV

    by professor murder

    Also, after one of the monsters turned into a naked person, you could run over there and eat them, haha. A nice little jab at the person standing next to you at the arcade. Also, DON'T EAT THE TOASTER!!! haha

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat

    by Jaster Mareel

    That's about it for good video game films, but not because there is some curse on video game films or that video games are inherently unfilmable. In fact video games are advanced enough now that they are practically interactive films. We've all played games that would make fucking PHENOMINAL films. Part of the problem is that games are so fucking epic in scope that a film based on most of them would be hundreds of millions to do right. That's where Doom went wrong...well ONE place Doom went wrong. That money could have been spent so much better. They wanted to stick with Doom3 instead of embracing the massive rooms and areas of the first 2 games. Well that's fine, but DO Doom 3! Don't make it some fucked up, neutered mash-up! Martian base, teleporter to Hell, demons come through, the fuck is so hard about that?

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Big Man Japan

    by Cobb05

    Way better movie than this will ever be.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    @royston lodge your argument lacks.

    by KilliK

    Indiana Jones,Aliens and Zombie movies were derivative artworks from other original works. Frankly,i would prefer to for a movie adaptation of Uncharted rather than a new Indiana Jones movie...

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    MORTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL KOMBAAAAAAAT

    by KilliK

    YOUR SOUL IS MINE. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa belongs to that group of actors who were born to play some specific movie-adapted roles.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    How would one even tell if monsters had rampaged through Detroit?

    by Royston Lodge

    Zing!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    They almost had it right with Prince of Persia

    by professor murder

    They got some good star power in the movie, they spent a load on good visuals, and it had an entertaining popcorn flick style thing going on. But in the end, still felt empty. White people pretending to be middle eastern didn't help either. I still have never seen Hitman. Was that movie terrible? OK? In between?

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    The King of Kong..

    by professor murder

    ..may not be 'based' on a video game, but when it comes to movies that are 'about' or have 'relation' to games, this one is my favorite.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Terrynation is one of those people who don't look before they leap.

    by professor murder

    And those people always end up landing in shit.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Rampage...

    by Paul Morrison

    ...was great fun in short bursts, but ultimately limited and boring. A film based on the game, however, could be decent, because the monsters were actually people who had become monsters as a result of experiments. There's some kind of potential there.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Haha! What next? A Battleships movie?

    by Hard Farter

    ....wait? What!!? Oh for the love of Christ!!!!!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    professor murder: Better than The Wizard?!

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm so funny, it's not fair to all the other smart alecks.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I posted this two hours ago in the "largo whatsis" talkback

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Scooped!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    loved rampage world tour

    by Mike

    I remember playing it in the arcade and then trying month after month to track down the game for the ps2

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Rampage on the NES sucked, the Sega Master System version

    by Samuel Fulmer

    was way better, you got all three characters, and the graphics looked way better.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    This may be the best Vidja game adaptation!

    by Richard Markert

    Heck, it's Takashi Miike!! http://tinyurl.com/82jppf2 =]

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Why no Dragon's Lair movie??????

    by Samuel Fulmer

    If you're going to go for 1980's arcade games that haven't been relevant for decades that should be made into a film.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Dragons Lair

    by professor murder

    I think Dragons Lair had some on and off again talks way back in the day. During Bruce Campbell's early years, I always thought he should have been in a Dragons Lair movie. Dragons Lair always felt cultish and resonated well with his Evil Dead crowd. Would've been perfect.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Gentlemen I think we fail to recognize the

    by Geekhaterssuck

    common reason a lot of movies based on video games suck. Two words. Uwe Boll- I mean how many of his films have been steaming piles of crap with his name attached? As far as some of the others mentioned. Resident Evil films have been ok, but to me, pretty much RE in name only. Kind of waters down the intensity, and drama when the main one fighting zombies is this super-powered, genetically altered she-ninja. Mortal Kombat-Fun flick, didn't care for what they did with some of the characters (Scorpion), but overall good popcorn flick. Silent Hill-Probably the one I enjoyed the most. Yeah the subplot with Sean Bean was kind of useless, and it was far from perfect, but I liked it. The rest that I've seen, Street Fighter, Doom, well the less said the better. I will admit I dont have high hopes for Rampage.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I believe Halo would'a been the first...

    by Hyphin

    but the killed it. Too bad. This does look like it could be fun, though. Depends on what angle they work it.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    'Ello, beastie...

    by darthderp

    Wasn't the storyline behind this game something to do with a mad scientist and his Secret Formula (pat. pending) that caused him to mutate? Wonder if that'll be incorporated in this mix, if it ever truly gets off the ground.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember the Dragon's Lair cartoon?

    by Geekhaterssuck

    What a piece of crap that was. Loved the game though Got it from the Playstation network, still a lot of fun today. A movie? They'd find someway to screw it up. Probably make Princess Daphne a snarky smart-ass instead of the blonde, big chested, high pitched damsel in distress we all know and love.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Remember FF:TSW? It was going to be what Avatar

    by KilliK

    is today,but it almost bunkrupted Squaresoft.

  • If you lost your last life, all you had to do was hit Start before your wimpy character shuffled off the screen, and you mutated back into your monster, ready to pick up exactly where you left off. No limit to the number of times that you could do this (that I encountered anyway), and the only casualty was that your score was reset to zero. Not a big deal if all you cared about was finishing the game....

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Give us PRIMAL RAGE!!!!

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    chaos conquers

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed Prince of Persia.

    by Geekhaterssuck

    Yeah Jake Gyllenhal trying to be Persian was a bit of a laugh, but Gemma, oh sweet Gemma. I'm sorry where was I? Oh yeah. Prince of Persia, can't touch the games, but still like the movie.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised there's no Ghosts n' Goblins game yet.

    by Royston Lodge

    A zombie movie set in the middle ages. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Ghosts n' Goblins "movie" yet.`

    by Royston Lodge

    Typos are a bitch.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see a movie for Maniac Mansion

    by cookepuss

    It has b-movie cheese written all over it and in all the good ways. You've got all of the elements there: A bunch of diverse and expendable teens. A spooky house inhabited by a mad scientist and his creepy family. Alien meteors. Talking tentacles. Exploding hamsters. Meta and 4th wall breaking dialog. I think that it'd make for a great horror/comedy.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Ghost N' Goblins movie makes it to the third act

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But then after the big fight scene with Lucifer it circles back to the first act.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Rampage on the NES did have an ending though

    by Samuel Fulmer

    One of those stupid "Thank you for your playing" endings.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I want a Half-Life movie written by the "Freeman's Mind" guy.

    by Royston Lodge

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Darkstalkers movie done by Pixar

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I'd go to that. Or maybe Baz Luhrmann's Daytona USA with big musical numbers sang in Engrish "I wanna go sky high, ret's goawa togeder!"

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Back in the days of the NES

    by professor murder

    Good endings were hard to come by. You could play a game for days and when you finally beat it, you get a single thank you screen or something like that. Contra at least put a little bit of animation with the chopper taking you from the exploding island, but still, IF YOU WEREN'T A CHEATER WITH THE KONAMI CODE, a difficult game like that should deliver a better ending. One short but sweet ending was Bad Dudes. You got to go eat Cheeseburgers with President Ronald Reagan, haha! Bad Dudes probably took the most of my early elementary quarters. Way more than Rampage, that's for sure. Bad Dudes, Gauntlet, and Elevator Action. Rapers of my piggybank. haha

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    War of The Monsters was an amazing update on the RAMPAGE concept.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Actually Zelda seems like something that could make a good movie

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Of course I'm guessing Nintendo wants nothing to do with the film world after the Super Mario Brothers movie starring Bob Hoskins.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    What was that Neo Geo game???

    by Samuel Fulmer

    King of Monsters, or King of the Monsters, it had a 3/4 overhead view. I always thought that game was preaty good.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    ironically, Uwe Boll made a non-videogame movie called RAMPAGE

    by Adelai Niska

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    It/he was a Rat- not a wolf.

    by zom-bot.com

    -depending on what version of the system you played it on i think. and i called this or asked for a RAMPAGE movie months and months ago. i'd like to think someone heard me.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    A cartoon made into a game that I'd like to see made into a new movie

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Ducktales!!!!!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I'm imagining Jonah Hill in an R-Rated Paperboy movie.

    by Royston Lodge

    Movie magic, my people. Movie magic.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    =I'd love to see a movie for Maniac Mansion=

    by KilliK

    FUCK YEAH.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    =A zombie movie set in the middle ages.=

    by KilliK

    We had one.Army of Darkness.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Just give us a Mega Man movie and be done with it, aiight?!?

    by darthderp

    MM2's music - especially the first stage of Dr. Wily's castle - adapted for a full symphony orchestra? Hey, now!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    The time is right for an R-Rated Berzerk movie.

    by Royston Lodge

    Imagine a giant smiley face tearing bodies apart with wild, bloody abandon. You know you'd pay extra to see THAT in 3D!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    movie studios are goddamned stupid

    by alienindisguise

    no creative thoughts in any of their juvenile, limp dicked minds.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    found footage monster/alien

    by Himbo

    Wasn't there a found-footage movie in the last couple years: set in Mexico Aliens or monsters.... Anybody remember this?

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Rollercoaster Tycoon, the movie.

    by Royston Lodge

    Guy inherits a dilapidated theme park, and then builds wildly unsafe rollercoasters that send the passengers flying through the air to their bloody deaths. At least, that's how I played the game...

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Sid Meier's Civilization: The Movie

    by Royston Lodge

    From stone tipped spears to interstellar travel, all in one two-hour movie!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    prof. murder, re: King of Kong

    by frank

    That movie is awesome. Who would have thought there would be so much heartrending drama in the world of competitive arcade gaming? Billy Mitchell makes an amazing villain character, too.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Roland Emmerich's Sim City

    by Royston Lodge

    Earthquakes. Floods. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Nuclear Meltdowns. Alien invasion. Total ... fucking ... destruction.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    prof. muder, re: Bad Dudes

    by frank

    'The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?' Best premise of all time.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Duke Nukem The Movie.

    by KilliK

    that's what i am waiting for.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    sam fulmer, re: Zelda movie

    by frank

    There could potentially be a good movie there, but it might be too Lord of the Rings-esque. I would be against the idea just because I don’t want to risk tarnishing the reputation of probably the greatest series of video games of all time. I feel the same way about Metroid. Replace LotR with Aliens. Also, I’m sure they would make Samus into that blonde bimbo that all the kids know her as now, so that would be another reason to avoid a movie adaptation.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    movienut401, re: Mega Man

    by frank

    I don’t think the MegaMan music would translate well to an orchestra. It is totally perfect as technotronic japanese pop. Damn, it’s stuck in my head now without even actually having heard it. I think its the Cut Man level theme. ps. Does anyone know where I can find actual vintage video game music online? I don’t mean orchestral adaptations or rock versions or anything. Just the actual video game scores.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Hold on, Killik. Isn't Duke Nukem pretty much exactly like Ash Williams?

    by Royston Lodge

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    @franks_television try here:

    by KilliK

    http://gh.ffshrine.org/ check their forums too.they have both official osts and audio rips from the actual games. Personally,i have created a big collection with video game music from various sources and play it whenever i am in the mood of being nostalgic.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    green gargantua

    by professor murder

    You were talking about King of the Monsters, right? If so, yeah, that was a good arcade game when it came out.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Wasted lots of quarters on Rampage. Best arcade game ever.

    by sweeneydave

    I just hope it plays like a comedy. I want to see a giant lizard reach into an apartment, get electrocuted by a lamp, fall to the ground, turn into a tiny naked woman, and slink akwardly out of the frame while trying to cover her naughty bits.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    @royston lodge Actually,Duke is an amalgam of many

    by KilliK

    iconic badasses: John Wayne,Arnold Schwarzenegger,Billy Pipper,Clint Eastwood,Dolph Lundgren,Sylvester Stallone,Bruce Campbell,etc

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    My all time favorite game? Final Fight.With Punisher

    by KilliK

    coming second.God,i miss those times.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    i meant my all time favorite arcade game.

    by KilliK

    my all time favorite game is ofc Half-Life.which i am still waiting for its movie adaptation.

  • My prediction is probably buried somewhere in an ancient talkback from the withered era of 2010. Gotta go now, to get back to working on my own giant monster story.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Thanks Killik!

    by frank

    That site looks great. I love video game music from the 80’s and 90’s. The Metroid soundtrack is a work of genius. Also Final Fantasy 3/6.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Who would you want to play Gordon Freeman?

    by professor murder

    Movie studios would do something stupid like Jason Statham in glasses and then make him martial arts up the whole lab and kick alien ass.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Rampage was the first arcade cabinet

    by Kammich

    That my parents bought when they attached an arcade to their pizza restaurant in the 80s(Pocono, PA... represent!). That game kicked ass. I'm a major sucker for giant monster movies, so even if this is shamelessly derivative of "Cloverfield" or "Pacific Rim," I'll still be seeing it.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    movienut

    by Kammich

    Yeah, Mega Man 2 is my favorite collection of video game music... ever. I first beat that game when I was like 5 years old, and now 18 years later I can STILL turn it on and play it any day of the week. Have you heard of Mini Bosses? they're a band that does a ton of NES music covers, and they specialize in MM2. you can find their stuff on Youtube.

  • the green gargantua is going to be in monster heaven. Also, I'm sure JJ Abrams will whip out a Cloverfield sequel once a couple of the other giant monster flicks make some bucks at the box office. Second, the crappy SyFy z-grade movies made to ride the giant monster wave, those will probably be atrociously great. Hey, Giant Monster Waves... I like that. Surfers who risk gruesome death to catch some gnarly waves generated by the occasional giant monster that wades out of the ocean Godzilla style. Right before a surfer gets chomped by a big ass monster... "bogus!"

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Man we got the nostalgia thing going today.

    by Geekhaterssuck

    I love it. Lot of my arcade days was spent with the classics. Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man, Missile Command, Still loved it in the days of Double Dragon, Street Fighter, and how can anyone forget Ikari Warriors! Good stuff, man how many quarters did I insert in those machines? Love the Mega Man talk as well. Mega Man 2 was one of the best video games I had in my possession.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    And after the giant monster movies ... KATAMARI!

    by Royston Lodge

    A little guy pushing a giant ball around. The script writes itself!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Danny Masterson as Gordon Freeman.

    by Royston Lodge

    In your hearts, you know I'm right.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Giant Monster movies

    by Geekhaterssuck

    is apparently going to be the new zombie movie, which of course was the new vampire movie.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    professor murder , I am talking about WAR OF THE MONSTERS!!!!

    by the Green Gargantua

    It was a 3d PS2 game, a sort of fighting game where the arena/environment was a city and 3 to four could play at the same time. You could be a moinster or a robot, climb on buildings grab objects like buses, cars or streetlights and pound the shit out of your enemies. As a Kaiju/mecha fiend, I loved it. I will also say that there is no human on the planet that can beat me at WOTM (this is also the ONLY game I am great at:) Google it, the art for the game is AWESOME

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    royston lodge- They already made a Katamari movie.

    by sweeneydave

    It's called Splinter.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Charlie Sheen WAS Gordon Freeman in The Arrival.

    by KilliK

    but nowadays,i dont know.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Wow! Look at all the love for Rampage! This is how

    by sweeneydave

    I know you are all my people.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Hey Hollywood

    by master_of_realty

    FUCK YOU

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    RIP Mark Hall, Danger Mouse co-creator

    by darthderp

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/nov/18/danger-mouse-animator-mark-hall?CMP=twt_fd THAT show is what we call quality entertainment, folks!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    @nightarrows - You're arguing semantics and I'm arguing concept.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    But, yeah buddy...keep on defending the Rampage feature film.

  • Pacific Rim? Godzilla? Gaiking? Also, we might eventually get a live action Neon Genesis Evangelion co-produced by WETA. That could be interesting. Oh, and Robotech's long in gestation live action adaptation could get a kick towards a greenlight if the first wave of monster and mecha/kaiju films do well.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    There is actually a story embedded in Rampage.

    by Pat

    When you got shot enough times, you became a human and walked away covering your junk. I guess that means they started off as human. It's something at least...

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    There is a movie trailer for a Zelda movie

    by Dreamwriter

    It was made as an April Fool's prank, but it's decent quality even for that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBCzkz3gHb8

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    lol, wut

    by Sardonic

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Street Fighter movie

    by Jesse Kroh

    Was great because they filmed some of it in Cleveland. I can see the discussion they had now: "Where do we find a post-apocalyptic wasteland?" "I know... CLEVELAND!

  • The story of a teenage girl who falls big time for a teenage boy who is turned into a giant monster. I guess that is sorta The Hulk, but I'm sure Hollywood and the young adult publishers won't care.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    silent hill IS the best game adaptation so far

    by zom-bot.com

    which is sad because resident evil was the ripest to work with, yet they managed to mangle the premise so badly it's now the mass public's perception of the game and capcom had to work off it and then is having to reboot the actual game.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Need Advice....Never played a Silent Hill Game

    by Longtime Lurker

    Which do I start with? Might be hard to find the first one. Which is best? Thanks.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Games killed Hollywood

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Games killed Hollywood why think they will revive them, They are running out of superheros. Games are killing Hollywood, why are horror films now romantic vampire stories because boys play Modern Warfare. Why are scifi films always in the present day and low classification - to attract families and dads to the cinema. Whay is Hollywood thinking it can grab teenagers back into cinemas with game adaptions. Thay are already amalgams of every film in the genre, but with the characters removed. Making a film out of that source material is moronioc. No game has really carved out its own story away from film, or told it in a non filmic way with the exception of maybe halflife or the JRPGs. If any one says Mass Effect I may scream! Making a film of a 20 year old game just seams to be mental, with the excepotion of making one that wojuld be a mixture of the old easthetics, ie sonme thing like battle zone, R-typre, Defender, Bezerk, Marble Madness, Mario Bros, Strider, Eswat, Roling Thunder and Face Ballk 2000. Oh Hang on that was Tron...

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Of course this is because of Pacific Rim!

    by D.Vader

    After the failure of Godzilla, the producers of this movie were too chicken-shit to try it. But once Oscar nominated Guillermo Del Toro starts making a big Kaiju picture? Oh, well NOW its cool to copy!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    But, as for the game RAMPAGE, I fucking loved it

    by D.Vader

    Always played as the Lizard, Lizzie.

  • My money is on HALO or maybe ASSASSINS CREED to break the current stigma that game adaptations are shit. HALO had already sort of transcended the notion that it is only a videogame. Yes, other games have tie-in novels and comics, but not only does Halo have a ton of that, they also have done some short films, an anime anthology, and have created an iconic figure in the character of Master Chief. Just go watch some of the various Halo shorts by Blomkamp or the cinematic commercials made to promote the most recent Halo games. Assassin's Creed just has a unique and cinematic style and storyline. Also, a movie is in the works, and the developer Ubisoft is going to be heavily involved with the film version. That could make for a more authentic, non-watered down version, unlike the Resident Evil or Mortal Kombat films. Let's not even discuss the Street Fighter one with JCVD, nor the Uwe Boll videogame movies. Although, in the case of Street Fighter, the anime version was pretty good. Also, MASS EFFECT has potential, but then again they are supposedly going to go off on some tangent/prequel story to that of the main plot of the games. That kinda worries me, as it sounds like it could be that they are going to be changing things too much.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks

    by professor murder

    Hollywood hasn't lost young viewers because of video games. Hollywood has lost young viewers because of ticket prices.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    lv

    by ihatetalkbacks

    I dont think any game will ever be a good film. They will never have the writing talent behind them, or the studio faith in them. When ever a film of a game is made they often jetison much of that the game was. Resident Evil took a survival game and turned it into a sloppy action film complete with talking computer. The lkater films cannot even be bothered with the zombies. Doom was a good game but I would not want to sit though any more of the film than I have, it has no narrative or characters. Silent Hill basically took the towns name and put in another prewritten story. Mario Bros just rewrote everything as Blade Runner in Monster Land. If they made half life Gordon Freeman would not be an everyman nerd. he would have to talk too. There would be no development of scale, everything would be spunked in the first film and closed neatly at the end. You want a decent Half Life film try and get David Lynch or drop the idea! Mass Effect would be a soap opera, and Speilberg would produce. It would be a Goth/Emos wet dream. I think the best that could be done is some thing Like Assault Suits Valken/Cybernator using the designs and a 2 hour brutal robot fight... although that would just turn out to be Robot Jox instead.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    lv_246

    by Kammich

    I'd actually be kind of relieved if the "Mass Effect" film went off onto separate territory, ie: the Geth/Quarian war, or something like that. The Commander Sheppard character is such an intimate, player-driven character that it would be distracting for me to watch a movie about him. "Hey, wait... MY Sheppard didn't do that! Hey, wait... MY Sheppard wouldn't say that!" Etc. I will say this, though... "Mass Effect" is fucking ripe for cinematic potency, in the right hands. The neo-Sci Fi/Blade Runner aesthetic, the badass techno moody bassy score(which is being done by Clint Mansell in the "Mass Effect 3"), the unique and well-written alien races, etc etc. Still wish we could be gearing up for Gore Verbinski's R-Rated "Bioshock" film.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    prof

    by ihatetalkbacks

    I can see far more films that are female friendly like Twighlight, Harry Potter and Pirates than the old predominantly male films such as Predator, Aliens and Robocop. Are low cost films like The Gate, Ghoulies etc made these days? I think that demographics have changed. Women and Tween girls are more likely to spend at the cinema that boys, they would prefer a night of screaming into an XBox mic. Wht watch a film when you can be in one

  • Halo = Aliens/Starship Troopers Mass Effect = Star Trek and Star Wars Mortal Kombat = Hollywood's heroes myth formula mashed up with martial arts flicks and Bruce Lee Resident Evil / Left 4 Dead = all the zombie movies that have been made since Night of the Living Dead Contra = Aliens + Predator + Rambo Call of Duty / Medal of Honor = Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers CoD: Modern Warfare / Battlefield 3 = Black Hawk Down Max Payne took 'bullet time' and slow mo gun fu from The Matrix and John Woo Metroid = Aliens Tomb Raider / Uncharted = Indiana Jones Deus Ex = Blade Runner / Neuromancer

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    This could be neat

    by lucky slevin

    It shocks me that they havent milked Zelda yet though. Man that could be something special.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    This reminds me of Richard Donner announcing a movie to be made from Crazy Taxi.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Or John Woo's Spy Hunter. Ain't gonna happen. BTW, a Playstation game called War Of The Monsters was Rampage taken to the next level. Great two player game.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    yep

    by professor murder

    Games these days try to be their 'own' movies. Interesting on your Mass Effect opinion. You're right on these types of games where you control so much of the characters actions. A relation to film from a character who can be played so differently in so many ways would be hard to pull off. Predator...Aliens....Robocop??? These days of the late 80s/early 90s man-fun movies are over. I thank Sly for trying to bring more to the screen, but movies these days try too hard to be creative, so I fear those fun shoot 'em ups are gone forever. The Gate? Ghoulies? Nice! I remember loving the Gate as a child. Watched that all of the time. I think I was in fourth grade around that time. Throw in some Critters too, haha.

  • NOPE. chuck testa. Sillent Hill has great atmosphere,great visuals but the story is as atrocious as the non-existent story from the original game.IF the director had based his story on the masterful SH2 game,then we would be talking about a video game movie adaptation masterpiece.but alas it didnt happen.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    LV

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Exactly, it might be easier to make a film out a non-film based game. Or take one that is more abstract. I cannot even think of a game that has a decent female character at the moment, they are all running around in their underwear, all the guys are homoerotic beef cakes. This is hardly a fertile ground of imagination - 13 year olds wank fantasies Would like to see a Kill Zone film though. Its relatable enough to not get too bastardized. Probably jsut turn pout like Mutant Chronicals though

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    lv_426, You guessed it.

    by the Green Gargantua

    It's in the right hands, I trust in Guillermo and I know first hand that he is versed in the genre. It will be a love letter to both Dai Kaiju and Mecha. Godzilla I am worried about because the director, while innovative he still has some milk on his lip. I just don't think he has the experience to make the movie we want to see. I also believe this project needs one of the classic villains from the Godzilla universe to do battle with and I think it's obvious who that should be. The world should be handled the same way Marvel is slowly establishing a superhero world. Gaiking I am very interested in because he is a Go Nagai super robot!! However, if you read what Harry wrote back when he ran the Gaiking story and observe the complete silence that followed, well I don't even think it's happening now. Rampage I don't give a shit about, and Monsterocalypse by Tim Burton sounds like Mars Attacks. Tim should do Johnny Socko and His Flying Robot, THAT would be a perfect match, fucking Gargoyle Gang!

  • The anime movie had Chun Li's tits and ass on display.GIGGLE.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    What about Gears of War?

    by professor murder

    Couldn't that have the best chance of success if any game could? Gears of War just feels like it's ready to be a movie. Games were great. Action, emotion, story. Bad ass lead character too.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Silent Hill could have been good

    by ihatetalkbacks

    if it stayed in the psycological horror it started out in. The dual world (tripple world) was not really investigated but they were the strongest parts of the film. Why did they even have Sean Bean in it? What happened at the end, is she trapped, has she chosen to stay? Does she know, is she safe? They rushed the explanation at the end and none of the supporting characters did anything. Why was there the cop, husband, ginger girl that gets ripped apart, creapy janitor, pyramid head - they did bugger all. Pyramid had no explanation or resolution, he was just a threat that turns up to drive the story, and he should have been a major character with a lot more explanation.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Shadow of The Colossus would get my money as a film

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Top 3's

    by lucky slevin

    Video Game Adaptions (that I've seen) 03. Street Fighter 02. Mortal Kombat 01. Super Mario Brothers i glanced at a list on wikipedia of video game movies and, pretty much across the board nothing really stands out. At least Super Mario Brothers has some fun practical effects and SF & MK are just grand for their buttcheese performances. I never realized how atrocious this quasi-genre of films are. Video Games I'd most like to see Movie-ized 03. Fallout 3 02. Mass Effect (someone mentioned Jackson or Cameron directing. that would be appropriate. Who am i kidding that would be Amazing. I dig the storyline of this game more than 85% of my favorite scifi movie storylines) 01. AND ZELDA BITCHES

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    @ihatetalkbacks you make the mistake as most

    by KilliK

    of you,that you take into account only the modern console games.That way you ignore a lot of the older,better and richer in content games which were made for computers.Especially the golden age PC adventures and rpgs are true masterpieces in both gameplay AND storytelling. Here is an example.you say that no game has a decent female character.that is true for the most of modern console games. But have you played the masterful PC adventure game The Longest Journey and its worthy sequel? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_Journey the female protagonist is one of the most well conceived and crafted characters in the videogame medium.And the game itself will have you in tears by the end.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Prof

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Do you not think that any game that can be summed up as "xxx with xxx" does not stand a chance? In this case it is: "Gears of War is Star Ship Troopers with bigger guns" at least Resistance has the retro WWII feel

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    i meant you make the mistake like most of the

    by KilliK

    other talkbackers here.

  • terrible game.and it sold 3m copies in its first week.sigh..

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    killik

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Did you not see the list I posted originally of 80s games. I think Rampage is an anomoly here as most game adaptations will be from existing franchises, there has never been a retro game been apated as far as I know apart from this, and I will be surprised if it makes it through to release. As far as women go: at the moment they get a bad deal, they are eye candy. The men are big, the women are under dressed. Bayonetta had a little joke with it, Halflife had a decent female character but she is still archetyplal in terms of look. Few have central female characters - Mirrors Edge is about the only one I can think of.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    well........after Gears of War 1 and 2...

    by professor murder

    ..they had to do 3, and they knew that it was a basic money grab. The fans of the first two were getting it regardless of the content. But what about the 'other' GOW. I'm talking about God of War. I've never played these games because I've never owned a Sony system. I have followed Kratos' journeys though through reviews and all other forms of media because I still(even though I haven't played it) recognized that it was a great game. God of War and Shadow of the Collossus. Are those too 'solo' protagonist vs many monsters fightfest to work on an appealing mass audience story for film?

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    SILENT HILL was uber-crap! very bad acting and editing

    by Gorgomel

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    @ihatetalkbacks no,where is the list? i dont see it.

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Recent Franchises and what they would be as films: Mass Effect - too much Star Trek not enough Serenity Grand Theft Auto - Scar Face + Crank = Oh No! Gears of War - Star Ship Troopers + wrestlers mangling words God of War - Beuatiful set peices but no one to relate to Halo - it would Indiana Halo - nothing like the games Zelda - Twighlight (not princess either!) Metroid - Star Trek Games that could be good source material in my opinion: Lost Planet, Snatcher, Assault Suites Valken, Digital Domain, Kill Zone, Res Evil 4, Strider, Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Island/Parasol Stars, Bomb Jack or Dig DugImpossible Mission, Maniac Mansion, Zombies Ate My Neighbours, Sonic.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Killik I said...

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Making a film of a 20 year old game just seams to be mental, with the excepotion of making one that wojuld be a mixture of the old easthetics, ie sonme thing like battle zone, R-typre, Defender, Bezerk, Marble Madness, Mario Bros, Strider, Eswat, Roling Thunder and Face Ballk 2000. Oh Hang on that was Tron... using the easthetic and making a trippy film was what I was thinking of.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks

    by professor murder

    You lost me at Bubble Bobble, haha!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    What... Bubble Bobble

    by ihatetalkbacks

    That would be the best! Trippy mid 70s style, CGI animation, no words till they get back to being kids... and a score by Vangelis. Think of the Happy Meal toys too!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Just give me the Japanese Phoenix Wright film.

    by Chuck

    Everything I've seen of that movie looks absolutely fucking amazing. Here's hoping it gets an American release.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I use to play the shit out of this game

    by Ryan

    Played it at a friends house on his Sega Master System and years later owned the Nintendo 64 version in the video.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Lol Silent Hill and sometimes Mortal Kombat are usually name dropped

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    as the only good ones. And those weren't all that great, really. I enjoyed Silent Hill but it wasn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. I'd say Mass Effect has the most potential but they'll probably screw that one up too.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    One word...

    by maxjohnson1971

    ROBOTRON!!!

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    "pong" the movie...?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Make Rastan into a film.

    by phantomcreeps

    Game soundtrack included. Goddamn I spent a fuck-ton of my dads' quarters on that game. Best game ever. and Samuel fulmner The sega master system version of Rastan was damn good. Shit, the system was bad ass. Still have one. Good times.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    as far as a good movie adaptation of a game?

    by phantomcreeps

    Easily, Wing Commander! I kid. How about the other direction? Ever notice how most videogames based off movies suck balls. Especially NES ones.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    If anybody wants to see it...

    by SK229

    there's a potential Donkey Kong kill screen coming up. I fucking love that movie... and hate that minion of Satan.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    @ihatetalkbacks i believe that the best games

    by KilliK

    for movie adaptations are the ones from the golden age PC adventures and rpgs,since they are the ones with a lot of content and substance. Tex Murphy,Gabriel Knight,Full Throttle,Mist,King's Quest and so on.Hell Monkey Island IS Pirates of the Caribbean and we all know how that movie turned out. Ofc you cant make a movie from Tetris or Pacman or Space Invaders ,they are games with no story and with a very simplistic gameplay,but you can make a very good movie from Fallout or Broken Sword.Even today's more mainstream games liek HALO or Uncharted have a lot of potential for great movie adaptations. But alas Hollywood,as someone above correctly said,does not trust this medium and when they are making a videogame movie,they totally fuck it up but hiring talentless lapdogs who have no idea what the games are even about. Best example of that Uwe Bowl and ofc the Doom movie.How many movies do we have where space marines fight Hellspawn demons? not aliens or zombies.Demons.none.what a sad missed opportunity.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    mentaldominance

    by phantomcreeps

    Fuck yeah, oh the memories. That arcade version made my imagination go wild. The sound and visuals were something else back then, and lets no forget the gameplay. We would play it at the pizzeria and my dad must have hated seeing that fucker still standing there week after week. I swear I would suck a good 10 bucks out of him (sounds wrong) every time. Never made it past level 2 in the arcade, but I couldn't care less once rastan dropped down the left side of the screen and that music started. Oh god, I could talk about shit like this forever :)

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Wow, Danger Mouse

    by JFilm101

    That does take me back. What a great animated series that was ... Penfold! On who to play Freeman. If Bryan Cranston was a little bit younger I'd say there's your Gordon Freeman. They have to have the right mix of intelligence and athleticism about 'em.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Professor Murder, re:Rampage

    by IceTitan

    I knew you were making an Ultimate Fighter joke as soon as you said 'young black kid' but I laughed for 10 minutes anyways.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    What about Mass Effect?

    by IceTitan

    I haven't played them yet but I bought the first two to play over the holidays this winter. I think Dead Space would make a great movie adaptation too! (not anime either..)

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Icetitan

    by JFilm101

    You're in for a treat with the Mass Effect games, enjoy! The Mass Effect series has a scope that I think would make a studio/s very skittish but then again I would've said the same thing about The Lord of the Rings. Seems the Seven Samurai / Magnificent Seven / Battle Beyond the Stars storyline is palatable enough for a mainstream audience and yet there is enough quirk and history to allow it to stand on its own as a viable tent pole franchise. Speaking of casting any ideas on this one? The male version of Shepard is very bland to me but Jennifer Hale knocked it out of the park as the female Shepard; so much so that that is how I think of the character now.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim is the best video game movie

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Not based on an actual video game, of course, but as a love letter to the 8-bit Nintendo/arcade era of the 80's and early 90's, it was a nostalgic blast.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    the green gargantua

    by lv_426

    Yeah. Pacific Rim seems the most interesting. Not only will it have mechs in addition to kaiju, but it is original material not based on something else like every damn movie these days. Godzilla is definitely the wild card. I enjoyed Garrth Edwards' Monsters, but he seems to have kind of too low key of a style for something like Godzilla. I completely agree with your idea of the studio doing some clever marketing for Godzilla, by going with some world and character building marketing to get people excited not only for the big G, but for the other giant beasties that he could fight against.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    I know you're pretty much talking console games here...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    ...and I would choose 'Perfect Dark' on the N64. Cool character, cool story. Joanna Dark was awesome. And I've been waiting for an 'X-COM' game, like, forever. Crack team of Marines, Alen invasion - it was 'Aliens' before 'Aliens'. And while we're talking shit, I want a live-action 'Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterions'. Thomas Hardy as Captain Scarlet and Ryan Goseling as Captain Blue. Ray Stevenson as the evil Captain Black. 3 hot chicks with big boobs to be the Angels. And I always thought that Captain Ochre was a dead ringer for Gil Gerard. I've been drinking...

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    longtime lurker

    by Johnno

    Tracking down the first game for PSOne is hard, but you can easily find the first game available on PSN as a digital download for PS3/PSP for like 5 bucks if I recall. That's assuming you're in the US, for some reason it's not available in the EU store. I recommend playing them in order. You can also get the 2nd game for the PS2, PC and original Xbox, though it'll be hard to find. I think I heard the 2nd game might be available digitally on Xbox LIVE marketplace, but I'm not sure. The third game was only for PS2 and PC. But there's also an HD collection releasing with the 2nd and 3rd game for PS3/360 sometime soon if you want to wait. The 4th game is available for the Xbox and PS2. Awesome story, but the controls are pretty shitty, and the unkillable enemies can get annoying. Then there is the 5th game 'Homecoming' available on 360 and PS3. There is the handheld game '0rigins', a prequel made for PSP and PS2. There's also the Wii game 'Shattered Memories' that's not part of canon, but a cool story! Chase sequences can be a bit annoying though, expect to fail often and put up with motion controls that don't quite work sometimes... But hte game is also available for the PSP and PS2 I think, though without the motion controls. Another new one is coming out next year 'Downpour' for 360 and PS3. And there's one called 'Book of Memories' coming out for Vita, but it looks kinda dumb.

  • Dead or Alive was more fun to watch that I'd expected. I don't like the Resident Evil movies however. Hell even the CG Resident Evil Degeneration was boring and Capcom made that one! I'm betting the sequel 'Silent Hill: Revelation' will deliver and be a better film from the sounds of it. Other than that, 'Metal Gear Solid' would make a great film as well, though yeah yeah, it's already a movie amirite? But Sony wanted to lowball the budget and Konami told them to get lost.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    @joaquin_ondamoon there is a new X-COM game coming,

    by KilliK

    which is going to reboot the whole franchise.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Mortal Kombat gets worse with age, Silent Hill was bad

    by kungfuhustler84

    and I really enjoyed playing the Silent Hill games, especially 2 and 3. But that movie's last act is just horrid. FF: Advent Children was beautiful but confusing. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie is THE greatest adaptation of a video game bar-none. Btw, it was a fun game, sure, but you're behind the times if you think adapting Rampage to film is a good idea.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks, old skool games as fodder for film adaptations

    by lv_426

    I definitely subscribe to that idea. While something like Asteroids or Centipede are a bit too thin in terms of story/premise, there are some that could be done that have enough of a core story idea to use as the main jumping off point. Contra would be one example. Maybe Metroid/Super Metroid? One that I think could be interesting is a little known NES shooter called Abadox. The basic premise is that a giant, planet eating alien entity has attacked the player's homeworld. You are then tasked with suiting up in a futuristic, jet pack controlled armored space suit, and descending into the strange depths of this planet-sized evil alien to rescue the princess of your world's government. So take that type of premise, add some character details, trippy visuals of the strange innards of the alien planet, and some high octane sci-fi action, and right there could be a good starting point for something unique. It would also be a good candidate for a 3D film. Flying through the alien and seeing just how massive all the inner workings are. The 3D could actually enhance a film like that, as long as it was used tastefully and not treated merely as a gimmic.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    =Mortal Kombat gets worse with age=

    by KilliK

    nope it doesnt.it remains the same silly but cool movie.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Angry Birds as a remake of Hitchcock's The Birds

    by KilliK

    it could work you know.

  • Nov. 18, 2011, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Killzone is great. I am happy to see it get some love here

    by lv_426

    I could see Killzone working as a film if they adapted it as a straight up science fiction war film, and not some PG-13 Bay 'splosion festival. Seriously though, Killzone is an underrated series as far as FPS games go. Everybody seems to dismiss it as just a graphically impressive game, but IMO it really does capture a certain gritty dark feel of war that is often absent in the other sci-fi war shooters and the supposedly realistic modern warfare shooters too. Oh, and the whole Helghast backstory is pretty damn interesting and tragic. The makers of the game should have put it in some sort of opening cinematic form in the actual game instead of the whole thing being buried in the Killzone website.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST

    I loved that game

    by hallmitchell

    I used to play it in the local bowling alley. Very fun game.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST

    What's going on with that Tim Burton Monster movie?

    by hallmitchell

    Monsterpocalypse?

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    man, i loved this game!! me and my pals had a blast playing it!

    by AsimovLives

    Memory lane right there! The game gave full license for mayheim and destruction, to be as evil as you could. It pratically predated the GTA games in that regard. as for the future movie, i can guess this already: they will pull a Bayformers on it and we wil have to endure hours of screentime with bland anoying badly writen humans when everybody who went to see the movie was because they wanted to see the huge monsters smashing shit up!

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 4:17 a.m. CST

    lv_426

    by AsimovLives

    Helgast's backstory is pratically Germany after WWI. But without spaceships.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Dig Dug the movie, you know its just a matter of time.

    by empty_headed_animal

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    On Board for this

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Let's see... Every version of Rampage except the actual Arcade Cabinet in my possession....check. Every Godzilla movie ever made in my possession (even "Megalon")...check. Every King Kong movie ever made (even King Kong Lives)...check. Father of two Rampaging little boys...check. I'm there, dude. Bring on the giant monsters!

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 8:11 a.m. CST

    A killer idea

    by Kentucky Colonel

    A guy gets sucked into the WORLD of videogames. Somebody call my agent!

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I swear I was just thinking about this

    by Larry Sellers

    And how stupid of an idea it would be. Games just don't really lend themselves to film very well. In modern games that already have very cinematic stories/execution, it's unnecessary (yeah money I know). And in games that have no discernible plot (because they're just a set of rules and objectives), the original plots that writers try to force fit blow ass or miss the mark. Silent Hill might be the exception for me, but even for that one movie there were 40 disappointments.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    Zork: The Movie

    by Royston Lodge

    That game is nothing BUT story!

  • The more kaiju movies, the better! Bring on "King of the Monsters" and "Primal Rage" videogame adaptations too. Still waiting for a "Gamera vs. Godzilla" film. I wonder if Hollywood would do a remake of "Gamera" and "Ultraman".

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    More videogame to movie RUBBISH!

    by LORDOFLIGHT

    They're never any good. All they are is promotional tools for video games. When you consider some of the great stories by great writers that haven't been done or done properly anyway (HG Wells The War of the Worlds and the Time Machine for a start) and yet they keep making this type of shit.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Thanks Johnno

    by Longtime Lurker

    I'll check those out. :)

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    @longtime lurker SH2 is the masterpiece of the series

    by KilliK

    the others are from bad to good,but noone is as good as SH2.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    8 bit heroes

    by Lemmys_E_string

    Whatever happened to that pitch about making a full length film out of that French guys short film? The one with those giant versions of all those old school pixel graphics attacking a city? Also...Hollywood screwed up Double Dragon by over thinking it. It should have been one two hour take of a couple of guys walking from the left of the shot to the right, elbow smashing people in the face until they got to the kidnapped girlfriend and/or Mayor's daughter. No dialogue. It would have been cinematic gold. Further suggestions, Tempest 2000 The Movie, Gauntlet and Kaboom!

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Why has there never been a Grim Fandango movie?

    by henrydalton

    Seriously. Get on it, Pixar.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Gears of war 3, a money grab?..... What?

    by Geomancer21

    it was the final part of an ONGOING storyline. it was always meant to be a trilogy. didn't you play the first two? so, i guess return of the jedi was a money grab, or matrix 3, or back to the future 3. yeah, pointless movies. oh, how about half-life 2: episode 2? or maybe kingdom hearts 2? yeah, all useless money grabs.

  • Nov. 19, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    =of an ONGOING storyline=

    by KilliK

    WHAT storyline? besides there is going to be a Gears of War 4 game and one of the recurring villains will be the ICE-T voiced crimelord from 3.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Homeworld

    by lv_426

    That could make for an epic big screen space saga. It had been awhile, but I remember the storyline being a bit like Battlestar Galactica. Also, the starship designs in Homeworld were unique, especially for the realm of videogames. Kinda Chris Foss style to some extent with the colorful exterior markings.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Gears of War is fun as hell

    by lv_426

    The storylines for the games aren't at the same level as Halo, Mass Effect, but they do the job. The Gears games seem to be mostly focused on multiplayer and horde mode nowadays anyways. I put in most of my Gears time on horde mode as opposed to the single player campaign. So in the long run I don't get annoyed by the Gears plot not being at the same level as Mass Effect. I get my money's worth out of the Gears games because of multiplayer and horde mode, not in spite of it.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    lemmys_e_string

    by lv_426

    I think that the problem with adapting those types of short films into a feature film is that initially, a fun little short piece like that gets millions of hits on YouTube and appears on tons of blogs... Hollywood gets all excited, but then when all that buzz has worn off they get bored and move onto the next little video that is having its 15 minutes of fame. Also, a lot of these web-sensational short films might be fun and innovative for a five minute running time, but then it becomes obvious that maybe they don't have enough to them to sustain an entire 2-hour film. It is nigh impossible for original content not based on a well known IP to get off the ground these days. Even if you make a unique short film that gets 20 million views on YouTube and Hollywood buys the rights, the chances of it getting made are just about as slim as a film being made based upon the conspiratorial ramblings scribbled on a stack of napkins by a street bum.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 2:21 a.m. CST

    BTW have you seen the live action MW3 trailer?

    by KilliK

    Sam Worthington kills it,such a badass.I think he would have been a great Solid Snake in a MGS movie.minus the accent ofc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuzaxlddWbk

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 4:33 a.m. CST

    lv_426

    by AsimovLives

    Homeworld was awesome. Almost finished the first game, but the last level kicked by ass. The score for that game was so awesome. Quite hautung was the game's adaptation of Adagio For Strings played as a choral piece. That still haunts me to this day. In a good way. I heard that some people turned Homeworld into a mod that had Galatica ships in it, including the Battlestar Galactica itself. At the time the first game came out, i felt for me like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA THE GAME, yeas before the reboot show had even been a glimmer on anybody's eyes. The game felt to me how Galactica should be if it had been made in the late 90s/early 2000s. Which we then got, and in an even grimmer version. HOMEWORLD... good times.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 5:22 a.m. CST

    RE: "Darkstalkers movie done by Pixar"

    by Stalkeye

    Brilliant!! But it won't happen unfortunately. Thus I'll be content with the 2 part Anime series. Daytona had quite a few whimsical songs especially "Blue, Blue Skiiiieess". Ah the good ol days when SEGA was a strong contender.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Gears was a great series regardless of lackluster plot.

    by Stalkeye

    However, in the third arc, Epic made up for it and of course there's that touching scene in which a major character gets killed off, but then again I saw it coming after the events of GOW2. (The perfect setup for pathos that would involve the tragic hero .) The ending felt somewhat less Epic, but there was closure atleast. Props to Cliffy B and the rest @ Epic. Now, Beast Mode awaits.

  • The first one was good for a guilty pleasure despite the Amniesia chick turned Super Soldier, but the rest went waaay downhill. Time for a serious reboot.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST

    I dont consider the RE movies a fuckup,since

    by KilliK

    the games dont have a solid story either.It's not a coincidence that they keep rebooting the series,first with RE4 and now with the upcoming RE6.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST

    @stalkeye that scene was RIDICULOUS.it was like Michael Bay

    by KilliK

    had directed it.Honestly,i burst into laughs when the guy sacrifices himself (after he, stupidly,put everyone into danger) and the camera starts rolling all over the grubs,in slow motion and doing a panoramic take,showing them burn into their deaths and also showing the whole place getting exploded.and ofc all that was accompanied with a very dramatic music.AHAHA. It reminded me a lot of Michael's Bay fiasco,Perl Harbor,where the focus in the airplane attack was not the human drama and agony of the american soldiers in the ships,but rather the cool,cgi effects of the ships exploding.LOL.

  • heh.

  • ..Protagonist Alice accquiring superhuman abilities. Now that just remove most of the scare factor which made the first four RE games so effin great. That's like say, having Captain America rough up a bunch of unarmed thugs.In other words, no contest. It took up until Afterlife for Alice/Milla to become human again and needless to say, Wesker looked too much like Val Kilmer (the aged Val, as opposed to Val during Top Gun.) and where the fuck did the Axe Man come from? He's a Manji from RE5, It's as if Pauly just dropped him in due to fan service as he served no purpose within the film's story. And dont get me started on the basketball guy. Quote: "the games dont have a solid story either" ever played Code Veronica or RE Zero or even Darkside Chronicles??

  • Fucking FAIL Jill Valentine strutting aboard an Umbrella chopper coming off like a softcore porno drill insturctor caricature during ending credits: "MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE ARE IN THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES". Muthafucking FAIL Two words: RE-Boot. (Pun intended)

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 6:38 a.m. CST

    and the best thing? he sacrificed himself for NOTHING,because

    by KilliK

    you dont get the fuel which was the reason you came to his hometown in the first place.the irony is that eventually you find fuel for the submarine,guess where: in the same harbor where the submarine is.ROFL. in fact,you spend half of the game for objectives which are never fulfilled story-wise.and the co-op mode is limited only in recovering your friends whenever they fall down from the injuries.nothing else. Gears3 is a piece of shit game.the multi is good but the single/coop campaign is terrible.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 6:50 a.m. CST

    @stalkeye as i said,the stories in the RE games are

    by KilliK

    non-existent.Not that i wouldnt want a good,scary RE film based solely on the story of RE4 or RE5 (mmm Sheva) but my point is that PWSA did his own take on this universe and brought in some cool ideas.And it is not that he disrespected the games or something,these games are already cheesy as hell.so why getting annoyed with what he did? apart from simply not liking it. IE: you say that it is a fail that Chris Redfield is not "A Member of S.T.A.R.S."? and i remind you,that in the rebooted RE5,Chris was not a STARS member anymore.did that fact annoyed you? did it make the experience of the game worse? i think not. get it?

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    No Half-Life movie?

    by Ray Gamma

    But we get Rampage? Hollywood. Fuck. Off.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    asimovlives, Homeworld

    by lv_426

    Yeah, it has been awhile since I played those games. Recently though, I found some of the music tracks on YouTube. The Adagio one is haunting indeed. Speaking if the Battlestar Galactica connection, some of the music in Homeworld sounds a bit like the score to BSG. Mainly some percussive battle music. Lots of drums. You know, the more I think of it, Homeworld could make for a pretty cool TV series. Of course it would be compared to BSG, but why not just make it? The ship designs alone are so arrestingly unique in Homeworld, so that factor alone would make it instantly stand out. I'd love to see HBO or AMC tackle a Homeworld series (SyFy would probably mess it up, or if it was good then they'd just cancel it).

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Mortal Kombat still holds up

    by Axl Z

    apart from Reptiles CGI, that's dated really bad! other than that it's as good an adaption you could hope for

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    and where's Halo?

    by Axl Z

    That woud be epic beyond all belief, 343 have to keep busy..

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    we got HALO: it's called Battle: Los Angeles

    by KilliK

  • Some gamers feel the same way about MW3 and I disagree. Regardless if Dom's sacrifice was in "Vain" it was not only a noble attempt but he gave up living the moment he had to euphinise his Wife, Maria. It all went downhill from there ergo, he was happy to "reunite" with his family. Thus Dominic Santiago shall be forever known as the tragic hero in videogamedom. Viva la Dom!

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Killik, there you go again.

    by Stalkeye

    Quote: "IE: you say that it is a fail that Chris Redfield is not "A Member of S.T.A.R.S."? and i remind you,that in the rebooted RE5,Chris was not a STARS member anymore.did that fact annoyed you? did it make the experience of the game worse? i think not." Ok, well there was no mention of him working for the BSAA either, amirite? Dude, regardless of PWSA's spin on the franchise, the main basis of what made RE so hugely popular was the survival horror situations wheras one has to quickly use their wits in high stress situations and without super powers. It takes away the suspense and fear factor altogether. (Get it?) IMO The first episode of The Walking Dead was more akin to the spirit of the earlier RE games than Anderson's series. (Especially when Rick was ambushed by walkers within the city limits.) As for the Non-existent stories, hmmm a conspiracy regarding a pharmacutical company being a front for a underground Bio weapons organization is far from less compelling. RE5, a good game in it's own right had too much emphasis on action/shooter than survival horror and not to mention the cheap demise of Wesker.But that withstanding, there was a good story and plot arcs within the game. (from Chris being determined not to lose another partner after Jill's "Death" to Wesker's motive to reshape the world: "War and pestilence, nothing but loathsome Humans". And of course there's the legendary quote that die hard gamers love: "Total Global Saturation". Defend the Movies all you want,that's your right just as I have the right to disregard the Movies as far less than Canon.

  • Regardless of who or what he sacrificed his life for, it was obvious that he somewhat had a death wish. However, if you want to put a racial allegory spin on said scene, atleast it wasn't Cole who got bumped off since Black guys in sci fi movies and VGs are the first to go or never make it to the end. (And I can name plety of examples from the first RE game to freaking HALO.) It seems that a tradition had been averted for a change. Way to step up. LMMFAO

  • You just don't fuck up a potentually fascinating concept. I.E. Ghost Rider, Shumacher's Batman, (at times, even Burton's take was very questionable.) Superman Returns, GIJoe, Transformers, Speed Racer, Catwoman, FF, Blade 3, Nick Fury, Man-Thing,RE,etc,etc,fucking etc.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    i dont have any problem with Dom's sacrifice itself.

    by KilliK

    i have a problem with how it was executed in the game.the direction,the writing,how it was put in the general story,all these things showed that the game creators shoved it in the story only to "force" emotions in the gamers.just like in Michael Bay's movies. I am not a HW director/writer to know better, but somehow i dont think that it is good storytelling when you have a character crying in the graveyard of his dead wife and kids,and telling her that their family will SOMEDAY meet again,but for now he has to stay away from them because he is looking after his leader and team,and 5 MINUTES LATER IN THE SAME PLACE,he sacrifices himself while yelling that he is finally going to meet with his dead family. i dont know about you,but those events,the mourning and the sacrifice,shouldnt happen in such a short time and in the exact same spot.The sacrifice should have happened later so that the mourning scene would have played as a foreshadowing of that event,thus making the sacrifice more meaningful. For example: In T1,in the middle of the story after they escape the police station,Reese tells to Sarah that he would have given his life to protect her.By the end of the movie he does that. Now imagine the above scene but instead we have Reese sacrificing himself 5 minutes later in the same place,after he has said that. And i ask: Is Reese's sacrifice equally dramatic as it is in the original movie? i say no fucking way. that's my problem with Dom's sacrifice in the Gears game.it was poorly done and it was shoehorned so that it could make a "better" story than its predecessors.But simply inserting random dramatic scenes in a story,doesnt make the story more dramatic.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Halo = Battle: Los Angeles?

    by Axl Z

    no way, no way, no way.. Halo is more like Pitch Black than BLA, Reach / Halo Trilogy would make fantastic films if the rights could be secured and nods to Aliens ignored

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    lv_426

    by AsimovLives

    Yes, the similiaritudes between BSG and HOMEWORLD are too many. However, if they made a HOMEWORLD Tv show on HBO and made it even more off-beat and moody-like then BSG, who knows? Could it even be just one season, 12 episodes, with each about 70 minutes long.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    lv_426

    by AsimovLives

    and of course, reuse the game's music, because it's pure awesomeness.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Dig Dug... the movie! Yeahhhhhhh!!!!

    by DonkeyBalls

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    lv_426,,,YOUR NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS...

    by the Green Gargantua

    My enthusiasm for a certain upcoming film seems to have forced the laws of attraction. Not gonna say too much yet, don't wanna jinx it....BUT, if it happens I will be drawing some huge stuff....

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Fuck Rampage make Castlevania into a movie

    by XxSoulFlyxX

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Longtime Lurker

    by proper

    I'd like to second Johnno's recommendation of Silent Hill 2. It is the best and most affecting of games, The original I found to be ok, the 3rd was generic and the 4th, although having some good ideas became a real chore for me to complete, although I got quite a disturbing ending [All to be found on youtube].Hope that helps :>.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    the green gargantua

    by lv_426

    Interesting. Are you going to work on a giant monster film or something? You said drawing some huge stuff, so I'll take a wild guess that you are going to work in the art dept. on some new film? Don't leave us in suspense too long.

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Who's gonna play the Dot in the Adventure movie?

    by Orionsangels

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Wing Commander

    by SingingHatchet

    Best... video... game... to ... movie... adaption... ever. Seriously, though. Mass Effect movie would rock. He better say, "My name is commander sheppard and this is my favorite store in the Citadel."

  • Nov. 20, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Halo / Battle: Los Angeles

    by lv_426

    I'd say Battle: Los Angeles is Call of Duty: Extraterrestrial Warfare more than it is Halo. Halo, I think might work a bit better as a TV series at this point. As long as a proper network that doesn't shit themselves over a slightly ambitious and expensive show were to take it on (HBO, Showtime, FX, maybe Starz or FX), then it could be something worthwhile. There is so much lore and backstory details to the Haloverse at this point that could make for a rich TV series: Spartan program, ODST's, regular troopers on the ground, ONI espionage, the regular civilian's perspective on the war with the Covenant. Then there is The Forerunner stuff that could provide for some interesting mystique along the way. Focusing on more normal people instead of the Spartans might be the way to go. Have the Spartans and Master Chief pop up once in a while when necessary for a fun cameo, but stick to more relatable characters. Then when it is finally time to do the big budget movies about Master Chief and Cortana, not only have they grown the fanbase by bringing in people who don't play Halo or don't play videogames, but they will also have built up the legendary exploits of the Spartans and Master Chief. Kinda like how Marvel is building up excitement for The Avengers in little bite size pieces.

  • Nov. 21, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    ^ this

    by Axl Z

    I love this idea!

  • Nov. 21, 2011, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Horace Goes Skiing is crying out for a movie adaptation if you ask me

    by i_got_worms

  • Nov. 21, 2011, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Got it for Christmas '87!

    by BookhouseBoy

    And a ghettoblaster, and Michael Jacksons BAD. Good times...

  • Nov. 21, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    They should make a Narc game

    by Doggus47

    Anyone remember Narc? Body parts flew everywhere and it had scary, drugged out, murderous clowns

  • No make that at least a dozen.