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toms
11-03-2005, 11:35 AM
Well, another day, another game2movie adaption. This time its castlevania.
And the director? Paul WS Anderson... they guy behind the great (in a cheesy way) Mortal Kombat, and the highly lightweight and average Resident Evil and Aliens vs Predator.

I dunno about you, but i'm sensing Van Helsing 2.... :(

Katarn07
11-03-2005, 04:24 PM
I think someone should write a good movie and then rather than make it, have someone do it as a video game. Then, when it's popular and movie people wanna make it into a movie, they have a great script all ready to go. It seems this is the only way we'll ever see a good video game adaptation nowadays.

Of course with Peter Jackson involved with Halo (which also had a few great novels based around it), we may see a decent one done soon enough.

Jeff
11-03-2005, 04:28 PM
I don't think this will be too bad. Castlevania was always a good line of games and depending on which game it will be based on (hopefully Symphony of the Night...), it has the possibility to be good.

ET Warrior
11-03-2005, 06:23 PM
As long as they keep Uwe Boll as far away from this movie as is humanly possible, it COULD succeed...ish...

I don't have too high of hopes, but we will see.

RoxStar
11-03-2005, 06:40 PM
Of course with Peter Jackson involved with Halo (which also had a few great novels based around it), we may see a decent one done soon enough.
But hes not as big of a fan of halo as he is for lord of the rings.

shukrallah
11-03-2005, 09:49 PM
Plus there is a huge difference between LOTR and Halo. Plus, LOTR already had a story laid out for him, unless Jackson uses the game story, he will need a new one. Thats where most games fail to meet expectations.

El Sitherino
11-03-2005, 10:30 PM
This could be good, but chances are it'll suck, regardless of being a game-to-movie thing. It'll most likely have unnecessary sex/nudity/cheese and a very different story from the game(s) and make absolutely no sense in the end. Probably contain some kind of fire monster that was once a friend and the horrible melodrama will consume our minds, causing mass-suicide to take place in theatres around the world.

Rogue15
11-04-2005, 12:10 AM
alone in the dark anyone?

Darth Groovy
11-04-2005, 12:33 AM
It seems this is the only way we'll ever see a good video game adaptation nowadays.



Show me one good example. Everything rides on wether or not the Halo movie is going to suck. If that tanks, then I give up on the whole video game to movie process.

[insert random Uwe Boll comment here]

toms
11-04-2005, 07:34 AM
Hmm. Cool gothic protagonist, lots of CGi and matrix style wire-fu, werewolves, vampires, gothic castles, obligatory love interest...
... nope, still sounds like Van Helsing to me.... :p

RoxStar
11-04-2005, 04:23 PM
It'll most likely have unnecessary sex/nudity/cheese a


Cortana and the chief doing it? Ew... I mean, we don't even have proof that The MC had a head under that helmet :p

shukrallah
11-04-2005, 09:43 PM
It doesn't all depend on Halo.

Sometimes I wonder if these movie dudes even play the video games...

I still think a game like MGS would make an amazing movie... because it almost already is. ;)

jokemaster
11-04-2005, 10:38 PM
Well, Resident Evil had the potential to be an awesome movie. I remember when it was going to be George Romero directing. THAT would've been awesome.


Castlevania could be good....but it probably won't

shukrallah
11-04-2005, 10:40 PM
Mortal Kombat one was pretty good. The 2nd one seemed like they tried too hard and went to far... over exageration...

Kengo
11-04-2005, 10:53 PM
I don't think much of this guy as a director. I mean, Mortal Kombat was by far and away his best movie...

Its a cool series of games, and its kinda dissapointing to hear that Anderson will be directing. With him at the helm, the absolute best you can hope for is barely-scraping-just-about-average.

I can't see how Halo can fail to be amazing. Highly skilled people involved, a rich Universe to base it all in, and it looks like some real production values as well.

jokemaster
11-04-2005, 10:59 PM
I thought Event Horizon was decent....not good, but probably the best film he's done. I haven't seen Mortal Kombat yet, though. And he didn't write Event Horizon

Sabretooth
11-04-2005, 11:07 PM
Why doesn't anyone make a movie on Tetris? :(

Darth Groovy
11-05-2005, 12:01 AM
It doesn't all depend on Halo.



Nonsense. People stood in long lines on a cold midnight during November last year to buy Halo 2. At this point and time, pretty much everyone on the face of the Earth and distant cousins have played Halo, and or Halo 2, even if they don't have an XBOX.

People will come in droves to watch the Master Chief take on the Covenant and The Flood in a live action movie. Numbers mean everything, which is why this movie is being made in the first place. If this movie tanks, all is lost. Most likely, due to the source material, it will make a killing at the box office wether the movie sucks or not.

Now what remains to be seen, is if we are going to see a movie that breaks the berriers of these trendy lackluster cliche "video game movies" that theaters are flooded with. Just once, i'd like to see a movie based on a video game that is not aimed at a 13 year old audience. I know i'm not alone on this one. Though the premise of the Halo series, is not all together complex, there IS alot of area that can be expanded on. That means it IS POSSIBLE to make an interesting movie based on the source material.

As much as I love the Halo series, I am completely unbiased on this because video game movies generally suck most of the time. Perfect example: Doom. I have not seen it, but everyone I have talked too, has warned me to avoid this one, or save it for a rental on a very rainy day.

Captain Wilson
11-05-2005, 10:14 AM
Why doesn't anyone make a movie on Tetris? :(


The sheer suspense would kill us all. It would blow our minds.
:D


Hmm, i'll hold judgement and complain at it when its out

Darth Groovy
11-05-2005, 06:51 PM
Why doesn't anyone make a movie on Tetris? :(

The live action Pac-Man movie will be out first.


If you think I am serious, I got a bridge to sell you.

The Truthful Liar
11-05-2005, 06:52 PM
Nein!~

shukrallah
11-05-2005, 10:02 PM
Nonsense.

Its doesn't matter if Halo sucks, they will make more video game movies. And Halo will sell like crazy anyways, like you said, because its Halo. And crap, people will freak and say "AHHH WOWWWW... B3ST MOV3 EVARRRR!!!!" because its Halo. Well... fanboys anyways, and there are plenty of them.

Me on the other hand, I couldn't care less about it... im not really a fan.

Lightsaberboy
11-05-2005, 10:20 PM
i wonder what the tagline for the "halo" movie will be.

if it's something like "I need a weapon!" i'm gonna shoot someone.

RoxStar
11-05-2005, 11:52 PM
If you think I am serious, I got a bridge to sell you.

I could use a bridge.

Anywho, I don't know about any first person perspective, Halo seems to cinematic for that. The elaborate cutscenes scream for good old fahioned cinematography.

acdcfanbill
11-06-2005, 12:33 AM
i hear paul ws anderson might be working on it, which makes me very sad. his directing is acceptable, however, his lousy writing is the source of much pain for me.

lukeiamyourdad
11-06-2005, 11:59 PM
And crap, people will freak and say "AHHH WOWWWW... B3ST MOV3 EVARRRR!!!!" because its Halo. Well... fanboys anyways, and there are plenty of them.

Nonsense, fanboys will be the first to kill the movie if it sucks. Fanboys actually respect the source material.

Darth Groovy
11-07-2005, 03:38 AM
Nonsense, fanboys will be the first to kill the movie if it sucks. Fanboys actually respect the source material.

At this point, the Halo 2 game is so polluted with smack talkers, spoiled sports and other assorted asshats, that I doubt 50% of them even played the SP version, or even know who the hell Master Chief is, because they are too busy bragging and acting like spoiled sports. The kids will be running out to see the movie, and they will like it....even if it sucks. But the older fans of the source material, will be the first to admit wether it sucks or not. I should know, i'll be one of them.

toms
11-07-2005, 08:31 AM
Well, as i've said before, I thought the SP and the plot in Halo was as generic-sci-fi as you could get, so i'm mystified why people think it will make a better movie than doom.

I don't actually know much about Castlevania, but it sounds perfect for Anderson to turn it into another of his generic cgi-fests. I give it a 5 out of 10. In advance.

I just finished MGS and it probably does have enough of a dense plot (especially with the sequels) to fill a decent movie. The resident evil films also have a pretty dense plot, shame they chucked it all out the windows for the generic cgi-fests...

jokemaster
11-07-2005, 02:14 PM
The live action Pac-Man movie will be out first.


If you think I am serious, I got a bridge to sell you.
I am interested in buying a bridge, my good man

http://imdb.com/title/tt0473377/

El Sitherino
11-07-2005, 02:52 PM
The pac-man movie is going to be animated though. :p

shukrallah
11-07-2005, 05:10 PM
Whaaaaaaaaaa?????!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, I guess it will be a little kid movie...


I just finished MGS and it probably does have enough of a dense plot (especially with the sequels) to fill a decent movie. The resident evil films also have a pretty dense plot, shame they chucked it all out the windows for the generic cgi-fests...


Exactly, four hours of cutscenes, cut it down a bit and you have a 3 hour movie. Its just tough to decide what to cut out...

Anyways, just finished Resident Evil 4. If they stick to the plot of that game it could also make a good movie. Most video game movies are about an hour and half. They need to make them longer to include more plot and character development. The film makers need to remember that a lot of people who watch movies don't play video games (even though games sell more than movies...)

lukeiamyourdad
11-07-2005, 05:14 PM
Whaaaaaaaaaa?????!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, I guess it will be a little kid movie...

What are you talking about? Pac Man is full of violence and gore. Big yellow ball kills small yellow dots in horrible ways before eating them.

El Sitherino
11-07-2005, 07:06 PM
Not to mention when he consumes the flesh of his squishy enemies.

jokemaster
11-07-2005, 07:32 PM
Actually, it'll be a drama: The sad tale of pill-munching guy who calls himself 'pac-man', one day he goes to visit a maze, leaving a trail of pills behind him to trace his steps, and suddenly begins hallucinating that ghosts are chasing him.

Mike Windu
11-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Dude - I keep telling you guys: Kingdom Hearts movie. :D

I never played Castlevania, so I don't know much about the plot other than it has vampires and whips and holy water.

I'm banking on the Halo movie being good. :D

manoman81
11-10-2005, 09:32 AM
AvP= HUGE AMOUNTS OF CHEESE (I actually ordered some wine from the gracon in the movie theater)

I foresee many bad things with this movie.....