5 Video games that should get the movie treatment.
This is a quick list of 5 games that I believe deserve the Hollywood interpretation. These games, like all current video game movies, have the potential to be fantastic films. But we all know the unfortunate truth about most game films being below expectations.
This list is not in any particular order. Also I will have another list for “5 Movies that should become games.” I’m avoiding any movies that are in production such as Gears of War and Tomb Raider. Any thing on this list would make a good movie if done correctly! Not just a studio cash grab. Let’s get started.
1. Brutal Legend
With the success of Deadpool, hard R action comedies will surely be on the rise. As much as I would love to see Jack Black reprise the role of Eddie Riggs, I don’t see him getting in the shape that is needed for the role. Unless they animate it or do voice over work, Black would probably have a cameo or have to be a supporting role to a new hero. Other than that, Brutal Legend would be an amazing, action packed, head banging, gory time. A kick ass soundtrack would set the mood through the whole movie. Using another Marvel movie for an example, Guardians of the Galaxy’s soundtrack really showed everyone what they were in for. With a talented director like Robert Rodriguez, Tim Miller, or even Ben Stiller, Brutal Legend would be a bloody and hilarious time.
2. Spec Ops: The Line
On the other side of the action spectrum, we have Spec Ops: The Line. If you haven’t yet played this game GO PLAY IT. It has one of the best stories in gaming. Gripping, twisted, and thought-provoking it really makes you sit down and think about what you’ve done in-game. Granted the in-game decisions are a huge part of the story. Given to the right director Spec Ops would be a shoo in for any film awards shows. Kathryn Bigelow, Clint Eastwood, or Ridley Scott, any of them behind the camera would create a masterpiece. A war story that makes you think about what happens in war. This little know game to most could become a movie that people will talk about for years. I find myself still talking to friends about the game.
3. Dead Space
A great horror game, the original Dead Space was a breath of fresh air for a lot of gamers. With two animated movies already, Dead Space needs a live action film. I know the closest thing we will get is Pandorum which is a good movie, or even Event Horizon which is another great Sci-fi horror movie. But we need a necromorph on the big screen. Another movie I would like directed by Ridley Scott, he’s familiar with Sci-fi he just needs to make it BLOODY. The story would follow most if not all of the first game, with more crew members still running around being ripped apart by the necromorphs. It won’t be awarded anything major, and might not be a big blockbuster, but it would be an instant cult classics for fans of the series and of horror alike.
4. Rocket League
HEAR ME OUT! I know I already lost a few people but let me plead my case. A PG underdog sports story set in the Rocket League universe. It’s pretty much a child friendly Death Race. Maybe get the Wachowski brothers back for a children’s car movie. It won’t be a groundbreaking story, but a fun watch for the whole family. Put some up beat modern music, a training montage and your usual sport movie tropes. Like I said, not ground breaking but an entertaining watch.
5. Grand Theft Auto
Ask any gamer what game they want made into a movie, GTA is in the top of the list. With deep characters, a living world, and an insane story it’s a given. The movie would need its own story though. Yes, use characters in the universe but the story would have to be original. It’s a staple of the GTA franchise. Let Rockstar write the script, and direct, and edit. Just let Rockstar make the movie. I don’t want to sound like a fanboy but they just don’t make bad things for the most part. And find a way to put Trevor in it!
This is most likely not the last Game to Movie list. Do you have a game that you want made into a movie? Let me know on Twitter @HunnahMunstah