Ratner itching to make Guitar Hero movie

In the 2001 film Rock Star, the lead singer of a small-town tribute band wins a contest to join his favorite band. The movie's plot was inspired by the real-life story of cover-band crooner Tim "Ripper" Owens, who was chosen by Judas Priest in 1996 to replace singer Rob Halford. If director Brett...

In the 2001 film Rock Star, the lead singer of a small-town tribute band wins a contest to join his favorite band. The movie's plot was inspired by the real-life story of cover-band crooner Tim "Ripper" Owens, who was chosen by Judas Priest in 1996 to replace singer Rob Halford. If director Brett Ratner had his way, he'd use a similar template for a film...based on the Guitar Hero franchise.

Ratner, who was recently tapped to direct the big-screen version of God of War, told MTV this week about his burning yearning to make a film inspired by Activision's billion-dollar franchise. "I would love to do a Guitar Hero movie, if Activision would ever let me," chimed the Rush Hour and X-Men 3 helmer. "I'm trying to convince them...It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the Guitar Hero competition. One of these dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts."

The filmmaker also told MTV his branding company, Brett Ratner Brands, helped Activision choose the name for Guitar Hero World Tour. "For instance, naming Guitar Hero: World Tour, coming up with the new Guitar Hero game name. It's sort of like [MTV's] Rock Band. So they said: 'Come up with a name.' And I did, and it became Guitar Hero: World Tour." Ratner has also included Guitar Hero in several music videos he directed, including Miley Cyrus' "7 Things."

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gue2
gue2

I agree with DarknessVegeta and beetlejoose. Personally i'm starting to think that the movie industry is starting to die from a couple of years to these days, just look at the movies that are coming comic-based-movie, game-based-movie or from a book and not to mention those remake or sequel from movies that movie you haven't hear to talk since twenty-who-knows years, this movie perhaps is gonna be like "Grind" with some differences. As Hollywood is producing garbage like this *sarcasm alert*, i'll send them an script the movie is gonna be called "Console Wars: The attack of the Fanboys" is about a boy who dreams to show the gaming world that his console is the best no matter how awful games and features it has, he'll show to every one that his console is the best and has more exclusives but at the end he'll understand that the important thing is the fun that he get when he plays and realise that consoles has weak sides and strong sides and the fact that he can choose which fits better to him. and that would be a major blockbuste and believe or not many fanboys would go to see which is the best hahahaha GH movie is gonna be as crap as mine hahaha.

DarknessVegeta
DarknessVegeta

This would be like making a Mario Party movie. How do you make a movie based on a game with, quite literally, no plot?

Viper_1989
Viper_1989

I think it could be good, as long as it isn't taken seriously, though then you are in danger of just recreating the South Park episode. I've started writing a play about a boy who after some bad history with his father has been mentally scarred and will only play Guitar Hero or sleep. I guess it's going to be down to the context and reason for Guitar Hero in the film.

beetlejoose
beetlejoose

All this Movie-from-Game talk and no one's mentioned the upcoming Max Payne flick? Well I have to say, I'm stoked that Max Payne will be sneering at me from the big screen next week. The movie is going to suck, it's pretty safe to say, but I'm going to see it anyway; I've been a big fan of Remedy's shoot-em-up film noir since it's release all those aeons ago and so I'd not forgive myself if I missed it "just" because the plot is less-than-inspired and pretty much every movie-from-a-game has been rubbish (except, of course, Super Mario Bros. - what a movie! :-p ) I'm sure, if Ratner were to make this movie, many a fan-boy will go see it, just because it features their favourite game and inspires the hope that one day they might, just might, make it into a real band by playing GH.

WarblazerTM
WarblazerTM

Oh god will the mediocre game movies ever end??

TheMonthlyDaily
TheMonthlyDaily

Idiotic idea, even from someone who takes pride in directing a Miley Cyrus video.

quickspic12
quickspic12

a gh movie? RATNER YOU R A EFFIN RETARD

mii56
mii56

@xBurnTheFleetx I agree.

bballabarry
bballabarry

this is possibly the dumbest game to movie idea. i would like to see a god of war movie, that would b sick. have vin diesel play as kratos, i think that would b a good movie

cdcrane27
cdcrane27

so he wants to make a movie based on a game with no plot... and basically take the plot from another movie? ... hopefully someone out there will step up and point out to him that nobody will want to watch it...

xBurnTheFleet
xBurnTheFleet

NO NO NO. People need to learn that games turned to movies don't work! Even movies based on plot-driven games don't work, Guitar Hero is absolutely not a good basis for a movie

EnzoF66057
EnzoF66057

I feel like God of War can probably be made into a damn good movie if someone other than Ratner makes it...and I haven't even played the game myself, ever. And of course I agree with everyone else: what the hell are they gunna do with a Guitar Hero movie?? That's exactly what I thought when I first saw the headline.

CamiKitten
CamiKitten

Not really seeing how this will work..... it better be a darn good idea they got brewing back there somewhere, b/c honestly I don't see much they can do with a group game. "Some kids got together and decided they can play, blah blah blah...form a band, rent a car, yadda yadda, they win a contest" Crap.

thk123
thk123

What would even happen...?

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

What??!....what the hell is this dude smoking? Somebody please explain to me how in the hell you're suppose to make a Hollywood 'blockbuster' out of a damn party/group game? C'mon Hollywood, that's just being pure f*n lazy in the creativity dept....sad, real sad. :(

grungeman91
grungeman91

Hollywood Has Definitely Ran Out Of Ideas

grungeman91
grungeman91

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brickmanfalcon
brickmanfalcon

where's the Dance Dance Revolution film noir? the Rock Band buddy movie? PaRappa the Rapper romantic comedy? hmmm?

theembassy
theembassy

I would kill to be in the creative "brainstorming" meeting. GOLD JERRY - GOLD!

EPaul
EPaul

How do you make a Guitar Hero movie exciting?

MCE01
MCE01

That movie would be physically painful to watch.

bennie12
bennie12

This is definetly the dumbest idea yet. Not only are people so stupid as too have to redo ebery movie and show from the eighties and nineties, now they might make films about rythym games. We need some creativity here.

leafdj
leafdj

Ok, God of War, Halo, and Prince of Persia movies are one thing, But Guitar Hero? Might as well pick Sing Star or something.

akiwak
akiwak

Ratner did an awesome job with Rush Hour 1-2 and also did a good job with the Red Dragon remake. Since then his movies have gotten stale, X-MEN 3... come on I'm a huge fan of X-men but that was just crappy. Rush Hour 3... more like Rush-A-Movie 3, the hilarious funny just wasn't there. MESSAGE TO RATNER: Guitar Hero Movie= BAD IDEA!!!

Bytor60150
Bytor60150

Mr. Ratner, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

necronaux
necronaux

South Park already did it. A whole episode based on GH.

jazilla
jazilla

He is quickly usurping the worst director crown from Uwe Boll. He is doing it as fast as he can too no less.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I thought it couldn't get any worse than Rush Hour 3... He just proved me wrong 0_0

Djmaster214
Djmaster214

its about a kid who wants to be a real rockstar, then wins a GH tourny and his dream comes true. Thats what it said on the "feed" on Attack of the show

iron_fist86
iron_fist86

ratner is a giant tool. so it would seem about right for him to make a movie about a plastic guitar.

khariss
khariss

man i hate that guy the x-men films where going alright till he turned up

Blockie123
Blockie123

Probably the stupidest idea for a movie ever.

Rickhavoc2
Rickhavoc2

I like GH and RB as much as anyone but what the hell is this a movie about a game that has almost no story what so ever! this is madness..........NO.......THIS IS HOLLYWOOD!!!

xTheExploited
xTheExploited

AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You have got to be kidding me, this has to be a joke? Don't get me wrong its a good game, but there is no story involved with it whatsoever. Bad idea, very bad idea.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

"It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the Guitar Hero competition." Winning... a... Guitar Hero contest......... cool...

Pexalottle
Pexalottle

There are plenty of better games out there with brilliant storylines that haven't been made into movies. Where The $%*# is HALO!

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

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syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

He's making The Wizard for the new generation. Good or bad? Nobody knows. The movie will probably be 'so bad!!!'

dragonsabre
dragonsabre

Can someone just send the man a death threat already he's way past deserving of one.

americahellyeah
americahellyeah

wow... that sounds really, really stupid.. i hope they never make that movie.

killermonkey49
killermonkey49

hahaha.. djezhel619, a tetris movie.. that would be sweet

AZN_G4M3R
AZN_G4M3R

WTF?!? just say no activision, just say no.

djezhel619
djezhel619

Anyways people, i was being sarcastic :P