Yes,the latest that is going to get the movie treatment is...The Warcraft universe - link
Another film to add to the collection of-
Resident Evil Tomb Raider Alone in the Dark Doom Bloodrayne Silent Hill Final Fantasy
Also in the pipeline....
Hitman Halo Splinter cell (I think) Half Life (possibly....) Far Cry (also considered)
What are your opinions on game-movie adaptations?
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15th March 2005
The best game --> movie adaptation I've ever seen was the Final Fantasy movie, because it didn't actually try to be a game and stood on its own two legs. However even that wasn't very good.
Game to movie adaptations are nothing more than attempts to rake in more money. Regardless of the quality, fans of the game will go to see the movie. The gaming industry should have a little bit more self respect and not sell itself out just to make a couple bucks, while in the process embarssing itself.
as long as hitman gets good, I wont even mind care
Well, with Vin Diesel (most possibly) on board to play Hitman.. I have my doubts.
Anyway, as Inyri said; it's a sad thing they really have to make games into movies (neither do I like that every movie has it's game nowadays). It's only for the money. The film-industry have to know that games are to be played; what makes them fun. It's hard to make an actual good movie out of it.
And, then there is this jack-ass for the movie industry... Yes, you know who. Uwe Boll. He's one of the worst directors of this time, and he keeps on making game-based movies. And horrible ones! He's the 'brain' behind House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark and BloodRayne. And, two more game-based movie are announced to be directed by him: Far-Cry Postal
Well, I'm against these types of game-based movies.. These being commercial crap.
Actually, a Warcraft movie could finally be a good game-movie-adaption. It just depends on who makes the movie, if it's the Hollywood-people we will see the usual toilet-quality, but if Blizzard sends over their digital artists and ensures their high quality-standards it could get interesting.
Just imagine the WarcraftIII sequences in movie-length with the story of the Warcraft games. If they only manage to get remotely close to that quality the movie will rock!
It's just very sad that almost none of the movie-makers are loyal to the games. Always alternating it.
Movie makers put profit ahead of what the fans want 99% of the time, hence why nearly all game to movie conversions are crap.
If its done by Uwe Boll, then I refuse to watch it, i know its gonna be crap.
Mortal Kombat: A successful, albeit to an extent little known, adaptation from game to film Mortal Kombat 2: Peice of Shit. Super Mario Brothers: I can't beleive they were actualy able to tie this at all to the game, but they found a way, put two plumbers in a run of the mill sci-fi plot and add fungus whenever possible, almost as good as the plot of the game which included such things as running, and jumping, and more jumping. Tomb Raider: Entertaining to watch, but ultimately serves only to put angelina jolie in various action oriented scenes showing off her physic, it's like mission impossible 2, but with a chick and an even worse plot Tomb Raider 2: Read the above, but instead of a worse plot, insert the same plot and you get the idea Final Fantasy The Spirits Within: Totaly irrelevant to the games, and still a great film, interlectualy entertaining, albeit repetitive throughout most of the film Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Totaly relevant to the games, to such an extent that you will not understand it whatsover if you haven't played the games, but just incase your not looking towards hunting down a still working copy for your PS1 with a half broken controler or making partitions on your hardrive to run windows 98 to run the pc version (I think there was one), you are in luck, it comes with the important parts of the storyline in japanese with subtitles. Now getting on to the positives and negatives, it is a visualy stunning masterpeice up till the credits where the absolute overuse of cg in a totaly cg movie comes into play, having a word jumble put together each and every name of each and every person that worked on the film, one or two on screen at a time. Other than the plot is descent, not great, but alright, and the editing needs some work. Asside from a few errors in the ways the lines are read it's pretty good otherwise. Resident Evil: It's a zombie film, what more do you want? I see people dissapointed at this film constantly, but really what more do you want, it's a zombie film, how much quality can you expect from something like this, thing is it's more fun killing zombies than watching others kill them. Resident Evil 2: See above and below Doom: It's like watching the Rock play doom, what could be more fun? oh perhapse playing the game yourself which has the exact same graphics quality Halo: Yet to be released but it is under the control of director Ridely Scott of Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven, it should be good, to make an understatement
I'm just waiting for the Halo film. It's gonna rock.
I have to say Halo certianly looks promising with Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson involved...