Saturday, September 08, 2007

Game to film, you choose

Woody mentioned a thought that commonly goes through a lot of gamers' minds:
"I'm waiting patiently for that one director that takes a video game and turns it into movie gold. Surely someone somewhere has the skill and game fandom to do a title justice."

Well, I'm willing to give it a shot. I'm not a director, but I can write the film script. And I'm sure Woody or some of my fellow bloggers could help draw the storyboards (draw a template for each scene and camera angle, similar to comics).

Name 3-5 games you think had a relatively deep and intriguing story, and I'll flesh one or two out in a script over the next few months. When I have a draft done, I'll post it here on my site for all to critique. Then I'll revise it, and we'll keep repeating that process until we have a game-movie script that's actually worthy of being made into an A-grade Hollywood film.

Unfortunately, I'll have to ask you to limit your list to games on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox, original NES, SNES, or N64... because those are the only platforms I own, and I'll need to go back and play the game to be able to write a good script based on it.


  1. Games to movies? My votes are as follow:

    Chrono Trigger (SNES) comes to mind first. Then Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64) and EverQuest (PC) (AMAZING lore and huge world provide many MANY possibilities)

  2. Absolute best choice that comes to mind would be a Planescape: Torment based movie or Diablo in a very far second. Otherwise, I have to agree with Zack on a LoZ based movie.

  3. video games to movie.. very very tough to pull of, as with comics to movies..

    animal crossing for the kids.. hell they can make that into a tv show

    everquest if done right and enough of the games story is involved could be a great 3hour movie

    grand theft auto.. because come on guys love the whole guns money boobs kill everyone movies

  4. I think the The Curse of the Monkey Island would make a good movie. Lots of silly Monty Pythonesque humour and pirates in one glorious allinace, what could possibly go wrong?

  5. If you're still taking suggestions for this, I think Metal Gear would make an intriguing screenplay. The original Metal Gear, in all its 8-bit NES goodness.


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