With the recent release of both the Ratchet & Clank
movies, and the trailer
for the upcoming Assassin's Creed
movie, we take a look at the gaming vault to see which other games could make their way to the big screen. Just don't let Uwe Boll near any of them!
I'm getting too old for this crap.
The Last of Us
The Last of Us... plus the hundreds of others that survived.
These honourable mentions are both for the same reason; they are both in development already... technically. One doesn't seem to be moving along, however, and the other one is too damn obsessed with getting Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to adapt it that it seems to have stopped completely (Uncharted
). Both titles would usually earn a high place in these lists, but since they are already in production, even if in limbo, an honourable mention will suffice.
Why won't anyone give me a damn remake!
During my viewing of Ratchet & Clank
I noticed a logo at the beginning and my mind couldn't help but wander - Playstation Originals
. Before even seeing the movie I kept thinking of all the potential animated movies Playstation could adapt to the big screen and Crash immediately came to mind. Sure, they have used this logo before with Powers
but there is a difference seeing it in the cinema and seeing it on a show only available in the NA PS Store.
The Order: 1886
1886: The year of the glorious moustache.
It could be argued that this is actually a movie and not a game since you spend most of the time watching stunning cinematics with your controller resting on the table. Given that, this is a title that should manage to make the transition from game to film rather easily.
Who is your daddy, and what does he do?
Take your pick between the first two underwater Bioshock
games or Infinite
, either of them would look incredible. Underwater and Floating cities are not something you see very often in film, in fact I can't think of the last time that I seen either. The fact there is an amazing story underneath it all is almost irrelevant compared to how visually stunning these locations could be. Seeing superpowers on the big screen has also become so common lately, that Plasmids would be able to fit in nicely too.
Ex Machina Can someone get this out of my arm please!
. Just look at posters
of this movie and you will see that Deus Ex
(Machina) would look incredible on the big screen. I'm sure the name similarity is just a huge coincidence, but that aside Deus Ex
has such a great dark aesthetic and fantastic story potential for movies that this is a perfect choice. Would be good to see it go head-to-head with Blade Runner 2
. I'd pay money to see it anyway.
Cool guys don't turn and look at the world burning.
If we have learned anything from Star Wars
, it is that huge sci-fi movies in space can be incredible, and what game screams that more than Mass Effect
? Anyone who has played the game knows exactly why this should get adapted so I will just throw out a casting choice based on looks alone (please leave your pitchforks at home) - Matthew Fox from Lost
. Not saying he'd play the part well, but he would look it. They would need to be careful with the ending, however.
Seriously Tom, I thought you were going to have a doctor check that out!
Not only could this turn out pretty well, it is a genre of film that fans have been severely lacking for years; space horror. A Dead Space
movie would almost play out like a modern version of Event Horizon
, a personal favourite of mine, but with monsters. All alone out in the middle of nowhere in space is terrifying enough, throw in some demonic creatures and a bit of TLC and you have a great horror movie that is sure to get your heart pounding with fear.
So there you have it, our Top Five games that should get a movie adaptation. Do you agree with the list? What do you feel should have made the cut? Who would you cast in some of the roles? Let us know below.
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