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Games That Should Be Films!
« on: November 21, 2012, 19:37:58 PM »
On the flip side of my films based on games topics I thought it would be interesting to see what games people think would make great films.

Here is a few I thought of:

Missile Command - I am actually very surprised this was never done in the 80s as the whole plot and idea of the game lends itself perfectly to a distaster movie, probably starring somebody like Bruce Willis!

Pitfall! - Ok it would probably be a bit like Indiana Jones but I am still quite surprised it was never done. Especially given the popularity of the games and its sequels, Pitfall Harry would make a perfect Hollywood character!

Myst - Given what a deep and interesting story this game has I think it would be perfect movie fodder. Full of intrigue and twists it would probably end up being a little like a cinematic version of the Lost TV series.

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 19:55:46 PM »
I think a movie based on the Fallout series could be pretty cool. Something along the lines of a Mad Max movie but with mutated creatures.

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 21:32:04 PM »
Manic Miner directed by Stanley Kubrick or George Romero.

Pyjamarama directed by the Coen brothers

A movie that takes it's inspiration from The Way of the Exploding Fist could be quite a blast.  Directed by Mel Brooks or Ridley Scott!

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 22:03:45 PM »
Oh, I can definitely see Xenophobe as a movie. 

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 22:07:22 PM »
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Oh, I can definitely see Xenophobe as a movie.

It was called Aliens  :P

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 22:08:36 PM »
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Oh, I can definitely see Xenophobe as a movie.

It was called Aliens  :P

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 22:15:18 PM »
How bout some of the old FMV games, they were calling them interactive movies anyway. Night Trap comes to mind right away, it could easily be a B grade horror movie.

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 22:22:31 PM »
That's very true, most of those FMV games were terrible though so not sure I want to see them made into a proper movie!

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 01:24:13 AM »
Fallout was a superb suggestion, i'd add to that Twilight 2000 for those of us who remember it and Wasteland.

Going to add few suggestions of my own:

System Shock 1+2, Realms Of The Haunting, Clive Barker should turn Undying into a film, Battlefield:Bad Company (believe a TV series is being made), Xcom (going for mini-series here), Iron Solider andShinobi+ Revenge Of Shinobi -Made back to back, kinda Kill Bill-esq so Vol 1 and Vol 2.

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2012, 02:19:53 AM »
Shinobi and Revenge Of Shinobi are a great shout!

Another one that just sprung to mind for me is Space Invaders - given the popularity of the game I am really surprised they never made a movie.

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2012, 14:09:51 PM »
Fallout could make a great film IMO, the setting, storyline, characters and backdrop could easily be transfered over to the big screen. However due to the cult followings of the game i think we are more likely to see a Call Of Duty film.

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2012, 14:40:16 PM »
Raid Over Moscow-Cold war paranoia.

Beach Head 2-WW2 films always in.

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2012, 17:42:09 PM »
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Raid Over Moscow-Cold war paranoia.

Beach Head 2-WW2 films always in.

I like the sound of these.  Space Invaders could be a lot of fun too.

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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2012, 19:28:54 PM »
How about Speedball or Road Rash. Both would be awesome movies lol.
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Re: Games That Should Be Films!
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2012, 22:59:40 PM »
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How about Speedball or Road Rash. Both would be awesome movies lol.

They would work, I can see The Rock or Mark Wahlberg starring in them.

The Strike games would make good movies too I think.