Top 5 Game to film adaptations you would like to see (done right)

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#1 Posted by NerdEmperor (965 posts) -

What 5 game to film adaptations would you like to see the most? It's okay to name games that have already been adapted if you want to see them done right.

My top 5

Metal Gear Solid (you barely have to do anything to adapt this)

Max Payne (get a better writer and we'll try again)

Mass Effect (epic sci-fi badass-ness)

Devil May Cry (I want to see Dante spew one-liners on the big screen)

God of War (I know they're already making one but Bret Ratner?)

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#2 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -
1. Knights of the Old Republic.
2. Halo.
3. Gears of War.
4. God of War.
5. F.E.A.R.
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#3 Posted by czort666 (1767 posts) -
Tetris
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#4 Posted by NerdEmperor (965 posts) -

Tetrisczort666

Whoever is able to write a compelling narative around Tetris deserves an Oscar.

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#5 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
Some of the old isometric CRPGs like Planescape: Torment or Baldur's Gate II. Maybe Bioshock too, but I doubt it would be very interesting (too bad, since it's already being made).
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#6 Posted by kdsns (329 posts) -

Halo.

Other than that, Splinter Cell. I cant think of many. KOTOR will never happen, Max Payne already sucked.

Making Metal Gear Solid into a film would be a mistake.

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#7 Posted by TenP (3338 posts) -

5.) Uncharted: It just screams Summer Blockbuster.

4.) Mass Effect: I haven't been this absorbed into a story in a long, long time. Mass Effect, if done right, could be the next Star Wars.

3.) God of War: We've got too many movies about the good guys and the few made about the bad ones (that are good) are few and far apart. Kratos could mix the genre of Anti-Heroism and fantasy together.

2.) Metal Gear Solid: This doesn't even need explaining, excellent story and likable characters, I personally think that Christian Bale would make a perfect Solid Snake if he does the Batman Voice.

1.) Half-Life: We've got too many movies about those super buff knuckle-headed heroes. Let's give a win to the brainiac for once.

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#8 Posted by carrotthead (1408 posts) -

i'd like to see:

1) metal gear solid

2) final fantasy 8

3) devil may cry 3

4) fahrenheit

5) shadow of the colossus

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#9 Posted by MetroidPrimePwn (12399 posts) -

1. John Woo presents Stranglehold: Yes, a movie based around a game which is based around a movie. Worthy of being made just for the lolz.

2. Max Payne: Done right, this would be awesome, because the game is awesome and actually movie-esque.

3. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: The games have a better story than all the Star Wars movies put together. Even if they screwed it up, it'd be guaranteed to be better than anything they've done with Star Wars movies in the past decade.

4. Far Cry 2: A movie all about some mercs running around Africa raising hell? I'd dig it. Hell, if it incorporated some nice African Turmoil into the plot ala Blood Diamond, it could actually be pretty emotional.

5. AudioSurf: Man, this would be trippy.

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#10 Posted by 11Marcel (7241 posts) -

1. John Woo presents Stranglehold: Yes, a movie based around a game which is based around a movie. Worthy of being made just for the lolz.

2. Max Payne: Done right, this would be awesome, because the game is awesome and actually movie-esque.

3. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: The games have a better story than all the Star Wars movies put together. Even if they screwed it up, it'd be guaranteed to be better than anything they've done with Star Wars movies in the past decade.

4. Far Cry 2: A movie all about some mercs running around Africa raising hell? I'd dig it. Hell, if it incorporated some nice African Turmoil into the plot ala Blood Diamond, it could actually be pretty emotional.

5. AudioSurf: Man, this would be trippy.

MetroidPrimePwn
Haven't you seen the movie Max Payne yet?
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#11 Posted by sinistergoggles (9919 posts) -

Half-Life

Half-Life 2

Halo

That is all.

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#12 Posted by 2good2betrue (7791 posts) -

[QUOTE="czort666"]TetrisNerdEmperor

Whoever is able to write a compelling narative around Tetris deserves an Oscar.

As blocks fall from space, one man has the power to control the world's fate. His newfound telekenisis powers allow him to maneuver the evil blocks sent to destroy the Earth. Throw in a love story and I would like my Oscar now please.
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#13 Posted by ASK_Story (11455 posts) -

5.) Uncharted: It just screams Summer Blockbuster.

TenP

Isn't there already a Uncharted movie? Doesn't it star Angelina Jolie or that Harrison Ford guy?;)

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#14 Posted by ASK_Story (11455 posts) -
I'm going to say something completely different. I'd like to see a Gradius movie.
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#15 Posted by TenP (3338 posts) -
[QUOTE="TenP"]

5.) Uncharted: It just screams Summer Blockbuster.

ASK_Story

Isn't there already a Uncharted movie? Doesn't it star Angelina Jolie or that Harrison Ford guy?;)

Yeah, I know what you mean. But they ARE making an Uncharted movie, believe it or not. The guy that wrote/directed X-Men 3 is doing it. I hope it's good though.

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#16 Posted by ASK_Story (11455 posts) -
[QUOTE="ASK_Story"][QUOTE="TenP"]

5.) Uncharted: It just screams Summer Blockbuster.

TenP

Isn't there already a Uncharted movie? Doesn't it star Angelina Jolie or that Harrison Ford guy?;)

Yeah, I know what you mean. But they ARE making an Uncharted movie, believe it or not. The guy that wrote/directed X-Men 3 is doing it. I hope it's good though.

It must be the writer then because Brett Ratner directed X-Men 3.
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#17 Posted by MetroidPrimePwn (12399 posts) -

Haven't you seen the movie Max Payne yet?11Marcel

Yeah, and it wasn't anywhere near as cool as the game.

The movie was okay, but it wasn't as powerful or psychological as the game.

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#18 Posted by Skie7 (1030 posts) -
Fallout - Unfortunately, this thing would probably end up worse than Water World. Grim Fandango - I imagine it being animated (clay-mationed) by the same people who did Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride. The Longest Journey - It would be awesome if they somehow managed to pay homage to the rubber duck + like 4 other items to get a key. At any rate, it'd probably make a good adventure movie.
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#19 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
Grim Fandango - I imagine it being animated (clay-mationed) by the same people who did Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.Skie7
So Johnny Depp as Manny and music by Danny Elfman? :lol:
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#20 Posted by Ssilent (25 posts) -

[QUOTE="czort666"]TetrisNerdEmperor

Whoever is able to write a compelling narative around Tetris deserves an Oscar.

haha true story
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#21 Posted by Treflis (13671 posts) -
1. Manhunt, With movies as brutal as Saw and Hostel around, Manhunt should have a good shot at displaying the sheer grotesque brutal violence along with a compelling story. However the story, acting and overall feel to it would have to be suberb. 2. Legend of Zelda, Obviously has to be done correctly and true to the genre. Uwe Boll stay the hell away. 3. Deus Ex, Could be a really good movie if done right. 4. Root beer tapper, You know you want to see a bartender serve root beer for two hours and a half on the big screen. 5. No one lives forever, has material to become a really good over-the-top fun spy movie with the 60ties theme.
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#22 Posted by martialbullet (10948 posts) -
Well I guess the others have already said most of what I wanted. Well I would like to see a Splinter Cell movie! Not the one that's already in development hell and doesn't have Sam Fisher...or least Michael Ironside. I also would like a Super Mario movie by Pixar just because I'm 99% sure they can do a good one!

[QUOTE="czort666"]TetrisNerdEmperor

Whoever is able to write a compelling narative around Tetris deserves an Oscar.

What? No, that person should get the Nobel Prize!
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#23 Posted by BowJester (83 posts) -

Super Mario Bros 3

So many twists in that story line would make it incredible.

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#24 Posted by 190586385885857957282413308806 (13084 posts) -

Bioshock - Directed by Guillermo Del Toro - I think he's the only one in the world that could pull off the detail that Rapture needs. Of course the movie would end up about the same quality as Hellboy but that's not too bad for a video game movie.

Dead Space - (Actually I think one is in the works for 2010) - If they use the story in the animated movie, the graphic novel and the game and get a competent cast, this may end up more than a terrible mish mash of Alien meets Night of the Living Dead.

Mass Effect - If they just stuck to the main story, this could be an excellent movie. Have Ashly played by the chick in Underworld and the alien girl played by Charlize Theron and which ever sex scene they decide on will be sure to deliver.

Kane & Lynch - Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thorton starring in this game to film adaption with a few story tweaks. It would be a solid action/drama piece that would probably do well.

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard: A movie based on a game that's based on a fictional series of games. Or like the famous RDJ said with a little paraphrasing it'll be a movie disguized as a game disguized as another game.

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#25 Posted by NerdEmperor (965 posts) -
I thought about Bioshock, Half-Life and LoZ, but I didn't put it because I have doubts about it working as a movie because the main characters never speak.
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#26 Posted by ff7cloudking (3161 posts) -
The only one that I can think of right now is Half-life
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#27 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
StarCraft.
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#28 Posted by NerdEmperor (965 posts) -
[QUOTE="NerdEmperor"]

[QUOTE="czort666"]Tetris2good2betrue

Whoever is able to write a compelling narative around Tetris deserves an Oscar.

As blocks fall from space, one man has the power to control the world's fate. His newfound telekenisis powers allow him to maneuver the evil blocks sent to destroy the Earth. Throw in a love story and I would like my Oscar now please.

Damn, go see the Academy, explain the situation and I'm sure they'll have no problem just giving you an oscar. They basically just give em out free nowadays anyway.

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#29 Posted by Zweihand (608 posts) -

Devil May Cry (but ONLY if Bruce Campbell is Dante)

NO Half-Life movies, they would be ruined instantly if Gordon spoke at all.

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#30 Posted by Drosa (3136 posts) -

To me, the best movie adaptation of a video game is one that augments or expands the world presented in the game. The worst thing you could possibly do is make a movie that retells the same story in the game. I'd rather go see something Uwe Boll does than a movie that retells the story in either Half-Life title. At least he tries to tell his own story.

However, if you're hell bent on making a Halo or Half-Life movie be smart about it. Tell me an earlier adventure of the Master Chief. I'd like to see a movie that tells me what happens to Corporal Adrian Shepard after the end of Opposing Forces. If you want something that is a little more current then tell me about the events leading up to the beginning of Half-Life 2.

One game I'd like to see return is No One Lives Forever. Since there are not going to be anymore it could be the perfect source material for a movie. The further adventures of Kate Archer would be the easiest things to do. The new Bond and Borne movies offer all kinds of things to parody. One story I'd like to see is how Kate and Agent Bruno Lawrie meet.

Another story I'd like to see is about Minsc and Dynaheir. The story of their meeting and adventures leading up to Baldur's Gate could be great fun.

One of my all time favorite side kicks is Dogmeat from Fallout. You know this dog has a story to tell. It would be difficult to tell a story around a dog that doesn't talk but it could be done.

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#31 Posted by jjtiebuckle (1856 posts) -
[QUOTE="Skie7"]Grim Fandango - I imagine it being animated (clay-mationed) by the same people who did Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.Cherokee_Jack
So Johnny Depp as Manny and music by Danny Elfman? :lol:

And the man with 9 lives - Mr. Tim Burton himself! I would see it... My picks: Warcraft - made by the same team from Lord of the Rings trilogy *drool* Grand Theft Auto IV- 2 words... Niko Bellic Diablo - again, made by the same team from Lord of the Rings *drool* Chrono Trigger - CGI animated ((think Advent Children)) Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance- a Dracula movie done proud
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#32 Posted by NerdEmperor (965 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cherokee_Jack"][QUOTE="Skie7"]Grim Fandango - I imagine it being animated (clay-mationed) by the same people who did Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.jjtiebuckle
So Johnny Depp as Manny and music by Danny Elfman? :lol:

And the man with 9 lives - Mr. Tim Burton himself! I would see it... My picks: Warcraft - made by the same team from Lord of the Rings trilogy *drool* Grand Theft Auto IV- 2 words... Niko Bellic Diablo - again, made by the same team from Lord of the Rings *drool* Chrono Trigger - CGI animated ((think Advent Children)) Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance- a Dracula movie done proud

A GTA IV game would be cool except Sam Houser (or his brother) said that a GTA movie would never happen.

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#33 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
Chrono Trigger - CGI animated ((think Advent Children))jjtiebuckle
Somehow I don't think Akira Toriyama's art style would transfer well to CGI.
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#34 Posted by NerdEmperor (965 posts) -

[QUOTE="jjtiebuckle"]Chrono Trigger - CGI animated ((think Advent Children))Cherokee_Jack
Somehow I don't think Akira Toriyama's art style would transfer well to CGI.

Really? Have you seen the cutscenes in Blue Dragon?

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#35 Posted by Legolas_Katarn (15556 posts) -
Baldurs Gate series The Romance of the Three Kingdoms/Dynasty Warriors (of course it would be much better if they ignored the games and went off the book) Grim Fandango

The guy that wrote/directed X-Men 3 is doing it. I hope it's good though.

Well, that pretty much kills my hope for it.
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#36 Posted by SinfulPotato (1381 posts) -

Devil May Cry (but ONLY if Bruce Campbell is Dante)

NO Half-Life movies, they would be ruined instantly if Gordon spoke at all.

Zweihand
This is true! I'm sure it could be done somehow to be an amazing movie and never have the main character talk, while having the audience never once think.. "did gordan say anything?"
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#37 Posted by eyko (233 posts) -

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms/Dynasty Warriors (of course it would be much better if they ignored the games and went off the book) Legolas_Katarn

Chi Bi a.k.a. The Battle of Red Cliff

edit: spelling mistakes

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#38 Posted by rmfd341 (3808 posts) -
1 - Halo 2 - God Of War 3 - Devil May Cry 4 - Mass Effect 5 - Kane & Lynch Dead Men (I think they were planning a movie from this game) - Here's the link
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#39 Posted by Gammit10 (2397 posts) -

1. Knights of the Old Republic.
2. Halo.
3. Gears of War.
4. God of War.
5. F.E.A.R.
Legendaryscmt

You, sir, are the winner.

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#40 Posted by WhiteWorld (326 posts) -

World in Conflict

Fallout

No One Lives Forever (I'd also like to see a sequel, I really enjoyed these games)

Warcraft

Diablo

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#41 Posted by JohnnySN1P3R (1916 posts) -
Dead Rising or Left 4 Dead
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#42 Posted by UT_Wrestler (16426 posts) -
1. Zelda 2. Mass Effect 3. Gears of War 4. MGS 5. Halo
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#43 Posted by UT_Wrestler (16426 posts) -
Dead Rising or Left 4 DeadJohnnySN1P3R
Already done, they called it dawn of the dead.
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#44 Posted by Blue_Abyss (176 posts) -
MGS 4sher and Kingdom Hearts
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#45 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
MGS 4Blue_Abyss
What would be the point of that? Isn't it supposed to do the same things as a movie does while still being interactive?
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#46 Posted by Ballroompirate (26014 posts) -

Mass Effect

Fallout

Uncharted (please let Nathan Fillion be Nathan Drake!!)

Wolfenstein

The Witcher (dont make it like the bull crap european movie version of it)

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#47 Posted by TheGameCritic (176 posts) -

Gears of War 1 & 2

God of War

Far Cry (done right)

Is Turok already a movie? Im not sure. A disney Kingdom Hearts film would be interesting lol. What if there was a Jak and Daxter or Ratchet and Clank movie? that would be so weird :P

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#48 Posted by Zweihand (608 posts) -

1. Devil May Cry

2. Metroid

3. Ikaruga

4. Phantom Dust

5. Jet Grind Radio

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And, while we're at it, the top 5 movies I'd like to see made by Uwe Boll, for crits and giggles:

1. Time Crisis

2. Contra

3. Mercenaries

4. No More Heroes

5. Team Fortress 2

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#49 Posted by Fleeman6019 (855 posts) -
no video game movies, america film sucks bad enough already they shouldn't be aloud to tarnish the legacy of any game
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#50 Posted by Zweihand (608 posts) -
no video game movies, america film sucks bad enough already they shouldn't be aloud to tarnish the legacy of any gameFleeman6019
Need I remind you that the Super Mario Bros movie was a far superior piece of entertainment than any of the 3D Mario games. If anything, Mario 64 and Galaxy tarnished the Mario namesake with piss-easy gameplay.