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Old 12-22-2004, 09:25 PM   #1
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Game to movie

People don't seem to want to change the topic of the Wanna be a pirate? thread, so let's discuss here.

Interestingly I found out that the second Charlie's Angels movie was going to be called Charlie's Angels: Halo before they named it Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

I've compiled a list of game to movie adaptions already existing or to be shot.

edit: Hunter: The Reckoning (2006)
edit: Silent Hill (2006)
Halo (2006)
Half-Life
Far Cry (2006)
Metroid (2006)
Bloodrayne (2005)
Doom (2005)
Crazy Taxi (2005)
Alone In The Dark (2004)
Autobahnraser (2004)
Resident Evil 2 (2004)
Tomb Raider 2 (2003)
House Of The Dead (2003)
Resident Evil (2002)
Final Fantasy (2001)
Tomb Raider (2001)
Wing Commander (1999)
Mortal Kombat 2 (1997)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Street Fighter (1994)
Double Dragon (1994)
Super Mario Bros. (1993)

As you can see, it's a crapfest. With the recent announcement that the Doom movie will definitely suck, I have little hope for the rest.

"The monsters have nothing to do with hell, the plot is not taking place on Mars and "space marines" are not well "space marines" as their outfits are more like SWAT team members."
-- Dark Horizons: The Latest from the "Doom" Set

Also, the Halo book is a good read, but better don't expect anything from Doom or Diablo novels.


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Old 12-22-2004, 10:06 PM   #2
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Hmm. What's with Alien vs Predator?


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Old 12-22-2004, 10:48 PM   #3
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Dude, you're like so ignorant. It was a comic first (and a nice one at that), then a comic-to-game adaption, then a comic-to-game-to-movie adaption.

The two franchises started as movies, too. So it gets a little more complicated if you watch them separately: Two movie series joined in a comic, made into a game series and then into a movie...

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Old 12-22-2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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Dude, you're like so ignorant. It was a comic first (and a nice one at that), then a comic-to-game adaption, then a comic-to-game-to-movie adaption.

The two franchises started as movies, too. So it gets a little more complicated if you watch them separately: Two movie series joined in a comic, made into a game series and then into a movie...
If you think THAT is mind boggling, think about Resident Evil?!

Resident Evil is a game spin off of movie, Night of the Living Dead, THEN the spin off gets made to a movie. How ironic?

And don't get me started on Tomb Raider, i'm too tired, and I may never finish.....
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Old 12-22-2004, 11:12 PM   #5
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DUDE, I'm really like soo ignorant. In '94 I bought myself one of those comics when i was in the UK.


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Old 12-23-2004, 01:12 AM   #6
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:46 AM   #7
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Re: Game to movie

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Halo (2006)
Half-Life (2006)
Far Cry (2006)
Metroid (2006)
Bloodrayne (2005)
Doom (2005)
Crazy Taxi (2005)
Alone In The Dark (2004)
Autobahnraser (2004)
Resident Evil 2 (2004)
Tomb Raider 2 (2003)
House Of The Dead (2003)
Resident Evil (2002)
Final Fantasy (2001)
Tomb Raider (2001)
Wing Commander (1999)
Mortal Kombat 2 (1997)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Street Fighter (1994)
Double Dragon (1994)
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
all will (or do) suck


what would be cool is if they made Max Payne with Ed Norton. that i would like to see.
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Old 12-23-2004, 05:27 AM   #8
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Add Silent Hill to that list.

It might not suck seeing that it's being written by Roger Avary, who co-wrote Pulp Fiction among other things.


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Old 12-23-2004, 08:50 AM   #9
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Yes, might not be bad. Christophe Gans also directed Crying Freeman and did a decent job (though I can't tell how it compares to its comic origin). At least Uwe Boll doesn't seem to be involved in this one...

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Old 12-23-2004, 10:23 AM   #10
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Now now, don't assume they'll all suck until you see them. LOTR was adapted from the books and the ROCKED. Harry Potter movies were... ok.

I've just waiting for a Monkey Island movie.


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Old 12-23-2004, 11:03 AM   #11
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They should make a movie of Unreal Tournament that would be so damn cool.

cast would be:

Malcom - Vin Diesel
Brock - Ben afflek :/
Lauren - Michelle Rodriguez
Crow - Jack Nickleson
and some other dudes....
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:05 AM   #12
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Unreal Tournament doesn't have a storyline. It would be a bunch of people destroying eachother and respawning as a game.


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Old 12-23-2004, 11:09 AM   #13
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your point being... ok, maybe just a 30 min featurette
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:57 PM   #14
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They should make a movie of Unreal Tournament that would be so damn cool.

cast would be:

Malcom - Vin Diesel
Brock - Ben afflek :/
Lauren - Michelle Rodriguez
Crow - Jack Nickleson
and some other dudes....
Hee, what, Unreal Tournament has characters? You know their names? :~

I don't think it's possible to beat the pinnacle of perfection that is the Wing Commander movie, anyway. Freddie Prinze Jr can do no wrong!


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Old 12-23-2004, 08:28 PM   #15
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Dude, you're like so ignorant. It was a comic first (and a nice one at that), then a comic-to-game adaption, then a comic-to-game-to-movie adaption.

The two franchises started as movies, too. So it gets a little more complicated if you watch them separately: Two movie series joined in a comic, made into a game series and then into a movie...
It's hilarious, the director of flick said in an interview that it started with the game. Hollywood's kind of going into the pits. (what..."kind of"?)

My bro's got some of the original Alien vs. Predator comics. It's pretty sweet. The flick might have been somewhat decent had it followed the book's guidelines.


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Old 12-24-2004, 01:48 AM   #16
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I COULD see Max Payne as a decent movie ONLY if Ed Norton plays the part, and it is directed by either Quention Terentino, Richard Donner, or Brian Singer.
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Old 12-24-2004, 04:31 AM   #17
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Grim Fandango should be a movie... but only if they could get all the original voice cast together for it. Give it to Pixar or the Shrek animators...

On second thought, maybe that's not such a good idea... That game was too good to be allowed to be "Hollywood-ized"


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Old 12-24-2004, 08:09 AM   #18
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Now now, don't assume they'll all suck until you see them. LOTR was adapted from the books and the ROCKED. Harry Potter movies were... ok.

I've just waiting for a Monkey Island movie.
Shall we all start pointing out the difference between decent games and decent books? One is meant to have a better storyline.

And the only reason the Harry Potters were crap was because the key actors couldn't act in the first 2 films and too much was left out of the third film.

There are very few games out there that could, under decent circumstances, be made into a half decent film. I can't think of many, beyond Good and Evil has a nice storyline, but it would need to be fleshed out slightly for a movie. The Longest Journey may be to complicated for the average movie goer, but shortening it would be sacriledge, so I say leave it as it is.

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Old 12-24-2004, 08:58 AM   #19
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True, I had a feeling someone would point out the difference in books and games, but I just couldn't think of any movies that originated in games, AT ALL. Maybe there is a reason people don't make movies out of games.

However, Halo's storyline is a great deal more intense than your average first person shooter, and if they base the movie off of the books, it might not be half bad.


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Old 12-24-2004, 09:35 AM   #20
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However, Halo's storyline is a great deal more intense than your average first person shooter, and if they base the movie off of the books, it might not be half bad.
It does have a GREAT story line, but I could see it getting ruined by Hollywood. I mean they should REALLY leave the video game franchise alone, but as long as these 12 year olds keep showing up and buying tickets, there is just no stopping it...
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Thus proved by Resident Evil and Tomb Raider, considering they both spawned sequels.

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Old 12-25-2004, 05:25 AM   #22
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Thus proved by Resident Evil and Tomb Raider, considering they both spawned sequels.
You know, I laughed through the first Resident Evil, I THOUGHT Tomb Raider would have been decent, but I was totally dissapointed. I heard from others that the sequal was better, but I didn't want to put myself through it again. Is it worth it?
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:18 AM   #23
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The entertainment value of Tomb Raider 2 is ten times the entertainment value of the first one.

Now multiply 10 by nothing.

I couldn't laugh through the first resident evil, I slept through most of it and just didn't bother with the second.

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The entertainment value of Tomb Raider 2 is ten times the entertainment value of the first one.

Now multiply 10 by nothing.

I couldn't laugh through the first resident evil, I slept through most of it and just didn't bother with the second.
See the trailer for Bloodrayne yet?

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Old 12-26-2004, 07:29 AM   #25
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I never played the game, so I really don't care much for it.

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First of all, the half life movie IS NOT BASED ON THE GAME (hell, there was already a movie made named half-life, it was made in the 70's or something). That should be taken off the list. But I am still expecting a real one, after valve asked their fans some questions pertaining to who they wanted to act out the characters.

Second, there are rumors that Deus Ex (which was cancelled last spring) might come back, but dont hold your breath.

Thridly, the Far Cry movie is supposedly going to be more of a horror movie (its being directed by some german horror director) .


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First of all, the Half-Life movie ... should be taken off the list.
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Originally posted by toenail1 Thirdly, the Far Cry movie is supposedly going to be more of a horror movie (it's being directed by some German horror director) .
You're right where you're right, Uwe Boll is pure horror.


A little unrelated, but having played a little bit of Half-Life 2, I think Far Cry is the better game. Less linear.

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A little unrelated, but having played a little bit of Half-Life 2, I think Far Cry is the better game. Less linear.
also unrelated, but now a portion of my angst is directed at you (even though i believe far cry is an amazing game, it doesnt even touch the greatness of half life 2)


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Old 12-28-2004, 10:13 PM   #29
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It's kinda like Half-Life was better than Unreal or Quake 2 but not as good as Deus Ex. They were all great, though.

I like Half-Life 2 better than Doom³ although that's a superb game. But I just dig the non-linearity of Far Cry. You don't have the feeling of being pushed through a tunnel of horror, but have instead the option to decide how you want to play (sneaky with a silenced SMG, long-range with a scoped weapon; close quarters with a shotgun...) and where to approach.

That said, I think I will enjoy playing Half-Life 2. I love it.

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i now direct the portion of my angst that was directed at you back towards myself for ever directing it at you, i agree with everything you say (except i still believe hl2 was better, but you have a good point)


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