In recent years, everyone has been trying to come up with the perfect Video Game to Movie adaptation. And there are several games out there that would make amazing films, and some have already been made, such as Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, Mortal Combat, and many more. And now there is news that at last, Ubisoft announced that next year we will see a live action film of Assassin's Creed. But what game would be the best adaptation, only one game could truly be the perfect Live Action Video Game Movie, SKYRIM. The Elder Scrolls games have provided a wide variety of adventures, open worlds, and horrifying monsters. But the most recent of the Elder Scrolls games, Skyrim started a new generation of open world adventure. Why not bring to the big screen.
Here is an idea of how the movie could run. The story focuses on the life of the next Dragonborn. When trying to return to his ancestral home of Skyrim after years of being away, a young Nord finds his home in shambles from a massive Civil War. When returning, he is captured by the invading Imperials accused of being a Stormcloak rebel. When brought to the city of Solitude for a public execution, the city is attacked by an ancient creature. A dragon. The young Nord is able to escape from the city and his execution during the devastation and meets up with a Dark Elf fugitive. Together they work together to discover what has happened to Skyrim, and where this once believed extinct creature came from. During their adventure, the young Nord discovers he has a strange power to absorb the energy and soul of dragons. Both sides of this Civil War want the Dragonborn on their side. But to truly bring peace to the land, the Dragonborn must learn how to use his newly found power. Seeking the knowledge of the Grey Beards, the Dragonborn realizes what he must do to bring peace to Skyrim. He then works to bring both the Stormcloaks and the Imperials to fight together to destroy the leader of the Dragons, Alduin. All the free people of Skyrim and the loyal forces of the Imperial army work together facing armies of undead monsters, giant creatures, and masses of Dragons.
This is just a simple idea, using two of the main plot points in the game to bring about a thrilling fantasy film.
If such a film would be made, there are so many places that could be used for the great landscape of this magical land. One of these places has been used for several films, including one of the most amazing film series of all, Lord of the Rings.
New Zealand is just one of the many areas that could represent Skyrim. The mountains, the hills, the forests, and rivers worked perfectly for Lord of the Rings, there is no reason it wouldn't work for Skyrim.
Just like New Zealand, Argentina is filled with high mountains, beautiful valleys, great rivers, and it holds a very close resemblance to the the actual Skyrim landscape.
Lastly there is Austria. Mostly mountainous landscape, this country holds a certain beauty that could easily pull off a Skyrim like feel in a film.
With every fantasy movie, there has to be a hole group of horrifying and amazing creatures that surround the world. Creatures such as Giants, Ogres, Trolls, Giant Bugs, Walking Trees, and of course Dragons. We have been given several films that have shown us what the creatures are like, and Skyrim has them all in once place. The perfect setting for a massive showdown between man and beast.
In the game, you always found yourself facing off between territorial creatures, or monsters under the control of some being sent to finish you. They gave you supplies when defeated, and gave the game a serious sense of danger and adventure. Something Hollywood could easily bring to the table should they ever try such a project.
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What would it be like to see this film, well to be honest we can only guess. Skyrim was filled with great stories, adventurous missions, and fantastical landscapes that made it an entertaining journey. In the end, it could almost be like the next generation of Peter Jackson film, stories revolving around men and elves, unexpected alliances fighting against a common enemy, and a source of power that can either be the answer of peace, or the very doom for everyone in the world. Yes Skyrim had a lot of things to focus on, but the ultimate story in general could make for a great blockbuster.