Top 5 games that should be made into movies

By nickslick74 ยท 63 replies
Mar 19, 2007
  1. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    @Condor, here you go mate!
    @Grafficks, the Halo movie has been postponed by MS because of no backing from any major studios. Universal and Fox pulled out at the last minute so unless New Line or Columbia or any other studio picks it up, Halo ain't going anywhere. :'(
  3. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Posts: 369

    LMFAO @ Rage, Dave chappelle is the Man :D

    Splinter Cell, Is what i want to see made into a movie. Oblivion gets great reviews but i watch the videos and just seems dat i cannot get into it. The games concept reminds me of final fantasy. But im sure one day when i become tired with all the games out there i will download it. Definitely would not by it lol.

    Or Even Socom, which i think would be hard!
  4. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    How bout the good old game diablo??

    I played I and II, including both expansion packs. I can just imagine hot celebs cast for the sorceress/amazon classes lol.

    plus some good CGI, I bet its going to make a hell of a movie! =D
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,021   +2,553

    Maybe Gamers Should Be The Executive Producers.....

    As unfortunate as you might find it to be, most movies derived from games have not been terribly successful. Since most of them would require massive amounts of CGI, the cost of making these movies must of necessity be fairly high. You have to admit that individual video games probably don't have the universal following as say, Spiderman. When you're immersed in the gaming world, the people around you tend to be other gamers. What this causes is a elevated perspective of the popularity of any given game. Josh Whedon is a prime example of a cult producer that actually thinks he's Martin Scorcese. He tends not to look past the cult following around him. Anyway, even in the current market of more readily available post production services, I still wouldn't want a bill from ILM or others dropped on my desk, when I couldn't find revenue from ticket sales to pay it. Sorry I didn't mean to rain on your parade. At least I don't think I did.

    P.S. I should add that I'm a big fan of Whedon's stuff. I own I think all of it. I'm only saying that sometimes his appraisal of his popularity is exaggerated.
  6. Draetor24

    Draetor24 TS Rookie

    The Longest Journey & Dreamfall.

    There is simply no other storyline that can compete with this, and I've played most of the games mentioned in here. Diablo? Halo? What kinds of stories are those in the movie world. They would be another Doom flop starring The Rock...

    Make a good movie on The Longest Journey/Dreamfall storyline, and not only will it capture those who played the games, but the public who aren't even into gaming at all. Those are the people that you market for to make the money...
  7. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    A: I loved Mortal Kombat.
    B: The Rock is an awsome actor.
    C: I loved the Tomb Raider movies.

    There we go!

    Wait, they really need to make God of War into a movie.
  8. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    Deus Ex

    Call of Juarez (spaghetti westerns are back, aren't they?)

    ES3:Morrowind would be nice, if a little grandiose (would probably end up like an elder scrolls version of Star Wars)

    FEAR would be nice, but they'd have to focus on other things than run and gun

    Half-Life 1+2

    (As a gag, THE SIMS: THE MOVIE- You can just imagine a giant cursor telling you to do things you don't want to do, giving you new furniture from the sky, etc.)
  9. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    @AllofthosewhothinkGearsofWarwouldbeokay: No. It had a character named Fenix. How good could it be?

    Hitman COULD be good. It could. But Hollywood won't do that for us.

    Deus Ex would be tough, because of the multithreaded story, but it would be phenomenal.
  10. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    Also, to future posters, keep in mind that a great game does not make a great movie one-hundred percent of the time. So many things are allowed and even encouraged in video games that in Hollywoodland are completely unacceptable, and earn a movie poor reviews.

    Far Cry's B-Movie goodness is one thing: the cheesy voice acting, laughable character development. In a game, it was embraced because it made fun ofcinema. In Hollywood, it's just bad acting.

    Zelda is huge, and lush, and wild. But it is never a plot that an everyday Joe can identify with. It would be like Lord of the Rings with none of the quaint Bag End charm that we loved when we saw it in Hobbitton.

    Some games just don't lend themselves to cinema. FEAR is a great example. It's a fantastic plot, with passable acting. But that's when it's told from the first person. The audience would never be able to be engaged in the plight of a lone man working his way through a factory of super-soldiers.

    WE loved them because WE played them, but remember, the audience never did.
  11. chance1138

    chance1138 TS Rookie Posts: 62

    I think you mean Joss Whedon. :) And I am in total agreement with you about how he is. He is very good at what he does, but he seems to think everyone else thinks that, too.
  12. te00

    te00 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    1) Half-life
    2)Serious Sam
    5)Wow :D:D

    I recently saw final fantasy and it was great.
  13. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    ^^Which final fantasy? Spirits Within or Advent Children? I liked em both, but AC killed Spirits Within?
  14. Maxxx

    Maxxx TS Rookie

    I think top 5 will be

    1= Fear
    2= Prince of Persia
    3= Devil may cry
    4= Metal Gear Solid
    5= Max Payne
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