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Video Games That Need To Be Movies.

Posted in Movies, Video Games by ninjapino on May 20, 2010

As you probably know unless you live under a rock, the video game franchise, Prince of Persia, is going to be coming to theaters shortly.  After a long history of crappy video game movies, I must admit, this one actually looks like it might deliver.  Finally, someone in Hollywood seems to be taking this potential goldmine seriously.  Considering the giant demographic cross between video games and movies, you’d think this would have been done a long time ago.  Instead,  the best we’ve been offered comes in the likes of campy, cheesy action flicks such as Tomb Raider and (arguably) the Resident Evil franchise.  And, at worst, we’ve been stuck with the likes of Uwe Boll.  (who the hell kept giving him game rights, by the way?  Whoever it was, we need to strangle them.)

Jerry Bruckheimer, the mastermind producer that turned a children’s amusement park ride into a swashbuckling hit seems to have done his homework.  He, admittedly, has never played the games, but at least he had someone play them for him to show him what it’s all about to get the feel and the characters right.  And to top it off, he actually made it a point to have Jordan Mechner, the writer for all the Prince of Persia games, write the script.

Hopefully, this starts a trend.  Below, I have listed the video games that I think need to be given the cinematic treatment.   Also, these are not in any particular order. (more…)