Video game movies don’t have a great reputation, and because of that, most of them sit in development hell. However, there has been recent success, as Bioshock is now made for Netflix after struggling to get off the ground for 12 years. But there are still so many other games that deserve the same treatment.
Whether or not the movie studios have the licensing rights, Redditors think these games deserve the Hollywood cinematic treatment. Whether it’s a beloved stealth series, dense sci-fi epic, or top-to-bottom indie hit, they all bring something cinematically unique to the table.
Burst Cell (2002)
Burst cell is one of the most groundbreaking stealth series in video game history, and a film adaptation has been the subject of much speculation for years. SeanWonder notes: “Tom Hardy has been attached to some Burst cell adaptation for a while now I think. Looks like it’s in development hell, maybe.” With the Burst cell series having novels related to Tom Clancy, it is possible that the public will be able to see a Burst cell movie, but based on the novel instead of the video game and part of a bigger franchise.
End of 2021 Without remorsewhich is also based on a Clancy novel, it teases rainbow sixso there could be a whole Clancy cinematic universe that includes Burst cell. However, the video game franchise tells some great stories that the books never told. Double agent is one of the best video games in the series, which follows Sam Fisher working for both the NSA and a terrorist organization, and it could make for an incredible cat-and-mouse thriller.
God of War (2018)
It would be difficult to adapt God of the war, whether it’s the look of Ares or all the hacking and slashing, so more than any video game movie would require a more than capable director. But SuperNntendoChlmers thinks they have the perfect solution. The Redditor wants to see “Zach Snyder lead a God of the war film.”
User makes a great choice, as if Snyder’s love of CGI and overly sleek approach could be polarizing, it lends itself well to the video game franchise. And the director loves delving into deep myth, whether it’s with the Spartans in 300 or even the Greek gods in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Thus, not only a directed Snyder God of the war look the part, but he would surely throw himself into the lore as well.
User Divesh_sam wants to see a half-life the film goes into production “with Bryan Cranston or Hugh Laurie playing Gordon Freeman”. While these were perfect casting choices and the game was a thrilling sci-fi horror with an incredible narrative, there were some things in the game that wouldn’t work well on the big screen.
The construction of the world half-life unlike any other, because the story of the Half-Life/Portal The world is not given to players under the spoon, but rather is hidden in the background. Instead of endless exposition, players must solve clues to figure out what happened to the secret icebreaker, The Borealis, and what was inside, and it still remains a mystery at this point. day. But since mystery and theories are part of the appeal, a movie could spoil that because it might reveal too much that it’s no longer exciting. On top of that, Gordon Freeman is a silent protagonist, and a mute main character in a blockbuster movie just wouldn’t work.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)
Although the current state of the Western genre is far from the popularity it achieved in the 1950s and 1960s, every once in a while there comes one that takes the world by storm. Whether it be Django Unchained or The real courageif done right, a western can be an epic and gripping Oscar winner, and a Red Dead Redemption the game could be just that.
Redditor Randomprison notes that “between the open-world concept and the side missions (and, of course, the main story), there would be a lot of material to work with.” If there’s one film adaptation that can end the charm of the video game movie and deliver a truly compelling movie, it’s red death. The game is a simple revenge story, but it’s the characters, detailed world, and unique dialogue that make it so great, giving it the potential to be the best gunslinger movie of all time.
Far Cry 3 (2012)
User Tr3c4gaming thinks “Far Cry 3 would be awesome. Just a bunch of people on vacation who find themselves in this situation.” While Far Cry 3 is among Ubisoft’s best games, a film adaptation seems almost pointless with the existence of Thunder in the tropics. The video game and film starring Ben Stiller follows all men out of their element who inadvertently find themselves in the middle of a jungle drug war. And while the game isn’t pure comedy, it’s heavily satirical.
However, Far Cry 3 has so many unique quirks and characters that it could stand out from the 2008 comedy. The reason the Redditor probably chose the third version over any other game in the series is because of Vaas, the antagonist terrifying and sadistic of the game, and he would also make an iconic villain of the film.
Resident Evil 4 (2005)
There hasn’t been just one film adaptation of resident Evil, but several, and it turned into a massively successful billion-dollar movie franchise. However, while the film series certainly started out as a horror, it gradually morphed into an action franchise with The last chapter simply be a PG-13 popcorn movie.
Now, Jaruz01 wants to see “a movie that tears up the plot of Resident Evil 4. Rescue/zombie/gun-fu movie with campy dialogue. “An adaptation of the fourquel could make an awesome and scary standalone film, as it’s the best zombie survival horror game of all time. It would also make an aesthetically pleasing outing too, as the gothic tone and castle locations of the game are so different from anything found in the movie franchise.
Shadow of the Colossus (2005)
2005 The shadow of the colossus is one of the most revered games of all time, as it follows Wander who is told by a spirit to kill 16 beasts from the Forbidden Land. Mwmani thinks that “made like a hand-drawn animated film could be spectacular”. However, just as with half-lifeit’s what isn’t explained to players that makes it so great.
Perhaps Shadow is a sequel to the cult classic Ico, maybe it’s not. Maybe the colossi are bad, maybe they’re good. There is so much mystique in the game that makes it alluring. A film adaptation of the game could work, especially as an anime, but care should be taken with how much detail about the world is revealed. Either way, there’s no denying just how epic the movie has the potential to be.
bully is one of developer Rockstar’s most underrated IPs and is more than just “Grand Theft Auto at school. “SatansMoisture wants to see a film adaptation of the game, and it could be a fantastic coming-of-age story. It would also have such a unique vibe, as it takes place in the spooky fictional town of Bullworth, and no coming-of-age movie in adulthood does have a strange aesthetic like that of bully.
Unfortunately, the bully the series is dormant in more ways than one, as not only do fans want to see a film adaptation, but gamers are still waiting bully 2. The sequel was in development at Rockstar, part of the open world had been created, and the original composer had even returned to score the follow-up game. But it looks like it will never see the light of day.
Hotline Miami (2012)
The game lacks a lot of story, think Uncultured_swine2099 Hotline Miami would make a great movie. The Redditor posits, “This should be styled as hell and have great action scenes. The closest movies are Conduct and The guestso at least we have them.”
A film adaptation of Hotline Miami would basically John Wick in Miami, as the top-down video game sees players non-stop shooting hordes of enemies in the most stylish fashion. The game already owes a lot to violent and sunny movies like scarface and miami viceso he can bring that style and tone into the modern world.
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men (2007)
Kane and Lynch follows two guns, and mercenaries travel the world and land where they are best paid. This might be one of the most thrilling, globe-trotting action movies out there, and it would have been great to see Heat director Michael Mann got his hands on it in its glory days.
User Loose_Low_616 would have loved to see a Kane and Lynch film. However, the Redditor notes that they’re “pretty happy the proposed movie starring Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis never happened, it’s weird casting.” User refers to Deadline report that the actors had signed on for the film in 2010.
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