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  • #16
    Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

    Originally posted by northernlights View Post
    Personally I can't understand why people are so aggressive against movie adaptions.
    Because they suck.

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    • #17
      Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

      The directors just don't look at the game story enough, personally, the only director who I think has come close to getting an accurate game based movie is uwe boll with postal.

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      • #18
        Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

        Surely before we cant say if we think AW could make it as a film we should know the story... Here's where Markus can help (or poke fun at us).
        Last edited by shwhjw; 03-13-2009, 11:57 PM.
        They call me Si.

        "If in doubt, keep your socks on."

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        • #19
          Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

          Personally I don't think video games need films to validate the game.

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          • #20
            Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

            Originally posted by KaineDamo View Post
            Personally I don't think video games need films to validate the game.
            Or opposite - games based on films

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            • #21
              Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

              Originally posted by Vlado View Post
              Or opposite - games based on films
              Well did you play The Godfather?That was the BEST movie-to-game adaption I played.It follows the movie and the novel so good and it also gives it a RPG-element by introducing you in the world of Mafia.
              The best game-to-movie adaptation:uh....DOOM and MORTAL KOMBAT
              The worst game-to-movie adaptation: Postal (Uwe Boll made it look like utter Shitte)
              An Alan Wake Movie will ROCK if it would be made.

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              • #22
                Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

                I hope that we will see Metal Gear Solid movie someday. Josh Holloway would be a great Snake. Try to imagine him with brown hair and bandana.

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                • #23
                  Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

                  Movie to game: Die Hard or Demolition Man
                  Game to movie: Hitman
                  Worst movie adaptations: Silent Hill and Resident Evil. Although Silent Hill was true to it's environment and atmosphere it wasn't true to the male lead and enemy types only found in SH1 (Pyramid Head). Resident Evil had nothing to do with the game except for zombies - 'nuff said.
                  And yes I believe in an Alan Wake movie fully. Take on this giant, Remedy!

                  After-thought: the Max Payne movie kicked all kinds of ass, I totally forgot about that one.
                  It's not a lake. It's an ocean.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav & do you think Alan Wake could make it

                    1. I somewhat enjoyed the first Tomb Raider, but I can't really think of any other that I remotely enjoyed. I usually tend to stay away from them, anyway.

                    2. Again, I don't really watch them, but Max Payne...

                    3. I wouldn't mind seeing Assassin's Creed from the eyes of someone else's ancestor, and without any of the Animus involved- strictly the historical setting. Conspiracy, action, recognizable locations, big twists... I think it would have marvellous potential. Maybe a noir type film in 1920's New York, or London through the course of the Industrial Revolution.

                    I'd also say Uncharted, but with the way that's going... Eurgh...

                    4. Do you think AW would make a good game to movie conversion? Not entirely. As Maddie said, I think the better jump would be game to television, due to the episodic format and the length of the game- if it took roughly ten hours to explain the plot to the player, how long of a film would that be? A series would better play with the viewer's mind over the course of a season or two rather than a meagre few hours.

                    5. The problem with games to movies is that you're transferring a lengthy experience (anywhere from 8-100+ hours depending on the game) into a 2 hour synopsis of the world, characters and plot. That's a lot of compression, and more often than not, it makes the story strained without much room for decent exposition. Then the film typically turns to what the game does best: combat, something that consists of half the game and yet should not take up half the film.

                    It's a tricky business, I just think that filmmakers often take the wrong approach. For instance, say you wanted to make a Fallout 3 film. You could do one of two things:

                    -Have the protagonist leave the vault and follow clue after clue to his father's whereabouts, slaying mutants left and right, teleporting across the 'map' of the film through big scene cuts, keeping his PipBoy 3000 jazz music playing all the while; OR

                    -Have the protagonist leave the vault into a silent, abandoned wasteland, very occasionally coming across some of the surface-dwellers and experiencing the harsh truths of the world, gradually finding his father through great pains and evolving over time into the hero who would fulfil his father's dreams.

                    There's a big difference between how we play the game, and how the character in the film would react. Not to mention, the second point there doesn't sound as fun as the first, does it? I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to walk all the way across Capital Wasteland.
                    <---Alan's OTHER Biggest Fan. Now with less 'hick'!

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                    • #25
                      Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav &amp; do you think Alan Wake could make it

                      1. Silent Hill.
                      2. The rest.
                      3. Kane & Lynch. It's (still?) being made. However, they already screwed up with the cast so there it goes...
                      4. I don't think AW would translate well onto the big screen. The story is too complex and there's no way they can tell it in less than two hours.
                      5. It's abomination after abomination. Even Silent Hill is rubbish, though I consider it to be the best game to movie adaptation yet; at least they got the look and feel right. But let's stay with both feet on the ground here: the only reason they decide to make these movies is to cash in on the popularity of the franchise. Don't expect quality.
                      "You see it too? For me, it's always like this..."
                      (Angela Orosco - Silent Hill 2)

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                      • #26
                        Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav &amp; do you think Alan Wake could make it

                        Alan Wake's story is too complex? I fail to see that. Like most video games, I dont think the story is really good enough to translate well to film.

                        While I loved the game, and I've even stated that Sam Rockwell would make a good Wake, I just dont see it, realistically. The game was fun, but I def. thought the story was greatly lacking.

                        As for others...I cant believe Heavy Rain may make the jump to the big screen. Heavy Rain was one of my favorite games of the year. It was tons of fun, but talk about a generic/cliche story for a movie. Works well for a video game, but a movie? Not so much.

                        Dead Space, Uncharted, God of War, Mass Effect, Gears of War, and Half-Life...are a few that I think could work in the right hands.

                        Bioshock is an interesting one, because it's a fantastic concept...but the fact that you have a silent and essentially invisible protagonist hurts its chances.

                        I really like the concept behind inFAMOUS/Prototype as well...and that could easily work well. But the super hero thing has been done to death.
                        Last edited by M.O.T.H.; 01-26-2011, 04:10 AM.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav &amp; do you think Alan Wake could make it

                          Originally posted by Kitt View Post
                          There's a big difference between how we play the game, and how the character in the film would react. Not to mention, the second point there doesn't sound as fun as the first, does it? I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to walk all the way across Capital Wasteland.

                          Watch the Road/Mad Max/the Book of Eli

                          You don't need many characters at all to make a good post-apoc movie.
                          Sarah Breaker > Barry Wheeler. Yep, I went there!

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                          • #28
                            Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav &amp; do you think Alan Wake could make it

                            1. Batman(the classic ones)
                            2. Alone In The Dark(the one, which Uwe Boll, the worst director created) and of course Max Payne.
                            3. The Witcher, Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy(not the animated ones, the Live action I want), Kameo, Jericho and of course the Vampires: Masquerade and Bloodlines.
                            4. Of course I do, because it has a good storytelling and needs to be on movies, like how did they release the DLCs, so the same goes for the movies.
                            5. Lately the film industries don't follow every videogame and create whatever they make in their head, just like what happened with Dragonball and that's what disappoints me. If they ought to play ALL THE GAMES, they'd follow what do we feel about the games and what do we want from them to create without asking for our help. They didn't hear our warning, thus happening the hellish of the worst things.
                            The game can take you in a journey of fantasy, cause your mind is the creator of fantasy !

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                            • #29
                              Re: Game to Movie Conversions: What's your fav &amp; do you think Alan Wake could make it

                              Originally posted by TannosukeGR View Post
                              1. Batman(the classic ones)

                              Batman movies are based on the comic books... Not the video games, at least not that I know of.
                              "You see it too? For me, it's always like this..."
                              (Angela Orosco - Silent Hill 2)

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