‘Moon’ Director Thinks Raimi’s ‘WoW’ Can Save Game Movies
That’s what Jones (the son of David Bowie) told Badass Digest in an interview, where he claimed to be an actual gamer himself, and definitely was able to speak articulately on how Hollywood should be handling turning games into movies (he also said during the interview that he was part of a British Call of Duty clan). Jones also went on to say that he thinks Raimi’s take on WoW could be the movie that turns around the genre of game movies by making them, you know, not totally suck in every conceivable way.
Here’s what Jones said about making games into movies:
A good game adaptation is where you find the story or the emotional aspect that’s at the heart of a computer game and you replicate that on film. It doesn’t mean you need to have first person perspective or try and capture the mechanics of a game. If you’re going to make a film of a game it’s got to be about the essence of why you, the audience, care what’s going on. There are certain games where that will work, and there are certain games where it doesn’t.
At least somebody gets it. And Jones seems to think Raimi gets it, too, saying, “From the little I’ve read of interviews with him the way [Sam Raimi]‘s approaching it makes so much sense. It’s what I was talking about – it’s not worrying about how the game plays, it’s about creating the world of the game and investing the audience in that world.”
That’s a pretty decent vote of confidence, especially considering ‘Moon’ is a great flick, and Jones has David Bowie for a dad — which might make him magic.