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Added by Mackenzi on 4 Nov 2012 03:24
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Video games that could be movies

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Dead Space - PlayStation 3
Since most of the game consists of Isaac battling through the ship being terrified and the story itself is pretty spread out and simple, it would make a really excellent and simple sci-fi horror movie. Don't hold back on the gore- actually the use of makeup and animatronics would be the icing on the cake in a Dead Space movie.

Possible directors: David Fincher, Clive Barker, Ridley Scott

So apparently this is one of John Carpenter's favorite games and he'd be interested in making a movie version of it. I'd melt if this happened!
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This game is short and sweet, taking only a few hours to finish, so the story would be fairly easy to condense into a movie. It would be simple to just make it all CGI, in keeping with the dreamlike quality of the game itself- or even better, traditional 2D animation. But live action would work too- Just don't try to make it too realistic, and don't whitewash the characters!

Possible directors: Wes Anderson, Hayao Miyazaki
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Yume Nikki - PC Games
Yume Nikki might be a stretch- it's nonsensical at best and completely insane the rest of the time- but how many movies nowadays involve weird brain-fuckery- lots that's how many. Make it weird and a little scary- there's only a little plot but "a girl who is perpetually stuck in her room and can enter a bizarre and dangerous dreamworld when she sleeps" is just the right start for a surreal, cerebral movie.

Possible directors: Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Lars von Trier
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Borderlands - Xbox 360
Keep it gritty- a group of weirdos in the desert, with tons and tons of weapons, looking for treasure- plenty of violence in this one, and it's gotta have some attitude, but not take itself too seriously.

Possible directors: Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez
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Limbo - PC Games
Another simple one that would be pretty cool. Live action is my first instinct, but a stop motion or claymation film might be cool- it would certainly help keep the slightly disturbing and eerie atmosphere.

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This is such a great version of Alice in Wonderland- so much more meaningful than the most recent film adaptation, and the stylization is so trippy and beautiful. This would make a really great, creepy but cool movie, in the same vein as Nightmare Before Christmas. It's already got the dark humor and awesome visuals.

Possible directors: My first thought was Tim Burton, but that guy had his chance with Alice in Wonderland and blew it. How about Terry Gilliam.
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Mass Effect - Xbox 360
So it's a huge game nevermind the second and third ones- one trilogy movie would be adequate for just this first Mass Effect. Mostly plot-driven and cramming as much cool aliend and space stuff as possible, special effects, big budget, etc.

Possible directors: James Cameron, Zack Snyder
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Important to make this one more fun and lighthearted than serious. It's a quirky game so it's gotta be a quirky movie, with good cinematography but still a little weird.

Possible directors: Chan-wook Park, Guillermo del Toro
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Heavy Rain - PlayStation 3
Since this is basically an "interactive drama" anyway, it would be easy to turn Heavy Rain into a movie. A very dark, pessimistic, cynical, dreary movie. It would be easy to keep that sense of mystery through the film, toss in some multiple perspectives and have it all culminate in one tense climactic point. Very beautiful.

Possible directors: David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Mary Harron
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - PlayStation 2
I've never played GTA but from what I hear it's pretty crazy- and there are never too many crazy life on the streets movies. All the vice and corruption would make for a great statement about modern society- and obviously it's a lot of fun. Movies these days don't have enough awesome car chases. Perfect opportunity to bring that back.

Possible directors: Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Matthew Vaughn
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Red Dead Redemption - PlayStation 3
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Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Nov 11 4:19
I'm all for video games being made into movies. I think every creative video game should be given a shot as a TV show or movie.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Nov 11 5:57
I know for a period of time they were going to make Alice but it fell through for some reason, probably due to how graphic it would be. Borderlands would be really fun to see especially if the directors you mentioned showed interest, maybe they could direct it together. And Mass Effect is done for sure as of last year, and I know they are doing something with the script. I'm excited to see what happens with that, but I can't help but be a little scared, it will be a huge undertaking and I hope they can pull it off somehow.


And Del Toro doing Shadows of the Damned would be damn wonderful.
Posted: 5 years ago at Jan 6 23:36
A Borderlands film directed by Quentin Tarantino would be the greatest thing ever.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Apr 17 5:39
I would love to see American McGee's Alice put to film!
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Jun 7 1:35
Hmmm, I very much agree thenoah.

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