Top 5 PlayStation games that were nearly films
- Posted May 26th, 2013 at 12:37 EDT by Richard Archer
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As it seems a God Of War movie isn't due anytime soon let's move on to the next game -- Mass Effect.
With new Star Wars films on the horizon you would think Hollywood would be all over Mass Effect, with BioWare's acclaimed space epic having the potential be cinema's nextgreat sci-fi action trilogy. Unfortunately it seems Mass Effect is stuck in a developmental black hole where it has languished since a film was first announced in 2010, with not even successful fan films being able to prompt Hollywood into getting it off the ground. Recently there was a promising hint about the movie, where at BioWare Pax East Panel the game's executive producer, Casey Hudson, said of the film:
“... not just a movie; it’s going to be really special. "
Sadly, no further information was forthcoming and it's more likely fans will see the fourth Mass Effect game before seeing a film adaptation.
I'll end my tales of woe now with Metal Gear Solid, whose chances of a movie has now vanished from sight so effectively that it's almost as if it was possessed by the spirit of Solid Snake himself.
The idea of a Metal Gear movie was first announced in 2006 and the list of people attached to it contained a lot of Hollywood's biggest names. Quentin Tarrantino was set to direct, Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman have been rumoured to be cast in the lead role but despite all this the idea was laid to rest in 2010 and the possible movie cancelled. The idea of there never being a Metal Gear movie was hammered home to fans again recently, as when asked about the idea in January 2013, series creator Hideo Kojima had this to say:
"If I did make a Metal Gear movie it would be against my beliefs. If one day, I were to make a film , it would be completely different not related to Metal Gear."
So as we leave these poor games to their torments and cries of woe let us hope that one day they will escape from development hell and pop down to the local cinema for our viewing pleasure. Until then I'm off to dig out my copies of Tomb Raider or maybe Prince of Persia.
What's your favourite/least favourite attempt at creating video game to movie adaptation?
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