Just like every young video gamer, we have had so much hope for the future. From virtual reality to Half Life 3, us nerds have so much hope, maybe a little too much hope. Of course that hope goes to the film industry. Our love for video games have drove us to wonder "what would it be like if our favorite video game was on the big screen". So i did my research on every video game movie and i created a list and a set of rules on how this would go.
So the rules are as followed.
#1.) No Movie Is Off Limits: We know that there are some ( if not all ) movies based on video games are pretty bad.... like... really bad, but have no fear because i can choose a movie to be re-done... But only 1... #2.) Name The Video Game in the Series: There are some video games in a series that are better than others so if there are others in the series that you think are better then name which one. #3.) Name The Runner(s) Up: We know that in a series that you love, so its hard to pick only one. while doing my research i found it hard to pick one out of the series, so i decided to name the runner up of each series. #4.) Address your fan cast for the movie: It doesn't have to be the whole cast but atleast the big parts.
Without farther of do, My Video Game Movie Adaptation Fan Cast.
1.) GRAND THEFT AUTO VICE CITY GRAND THEFT AUTO SERIES.
Now i understand the first choice is almost as controversial as the series itself however let me get a word in edge wise. Vicy City is honestly one of the best stories in a grand theft auto. Following the rip off of Miami Vice, The game provided a great story for you to follow. If they made a movie of one of the best selling video game franchises it could be the final good video game movie we need!
It took a really long time to find someone that wasn't in the 70's that could play as Tommi Vercetti. But there is.... one person.....
Christian Bale, The Batman, The American Psycho.
Runners Up: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Grand Theft Auto 5
#2.) THE WITCHER THE WITCHER SERIES
The Witcher is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by CD Projekt RED and published by Atari. The game is based on the book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher takes place in a medieval fantasy world and follows the story of Geralt, one of a few remaining "Witchers" – traveling monster hunters for hire, gifted with unnatural powers. The game's system of "moral choices" as part of the storyline was noted for its time-delayed consequences and lack of black-and-white morality.
The Witcher could be the epic trilogy movie we want to fulfill our nerdy needs. For this movie it would hae to be PG-13 or even rated R. For a pick to play Geralt only one i think could play as him...
Gerard Butler! After playing in epics like 300, dye his hair white and give him a big ass scar and you have Geralt of Rivera!
#3.) Manhunt Series- Manhunt 2
One of the best horror video games to date, and spoiler alert... not that last on this list. Manhunt 2 garnered controversy before and after its release, getting the attention of Leicester East MP Keith Vaz, anti-videogame activist Jack Thompson, and various US Senators. Reception of the game was largely mixed. Reviewers praised the improved gameplay and twisted storyline, while criticizing its outdated graphics and engine. It was ranked first in Gameranx' list of the "Top 25 Goriest Games of all Time", and was nominated for GameSpy's 2007 Game of the Year Award for the PS2. I was so afraid of this game that it took me 4 year span to beat it by myself. The game follows Daniel Lamb, a mental escapee suffering from amnesia, as he tries to uncover his identity. He is accompanied by Leo Kasper, a sociopathic assassin, who guides Daniel in his journey. You may be wondering, "well who are going to play the top 2 main characters?"
The innocent loving Danny Lamb would be played by the fantastic Evan Peters. Evan Peters is one of the greatest new horror actors after 4 seasons on American Horror Story. Giving this role to Peters would be a piece of cake because knowing his acting skills, he could really get into the confused, scared, insane mind of Lamb's. 2007 Video Game of the Year could be Movie of the year and could very well be the next and first horror movie to win an oscar since Silence of the Lambs.
The evil, saddistic, scary would be played by Dylan Mcdermott. Also from Amercan Horror Story, Dylan Mcdermott has been in roles where he has played very aggressive horrible monsters. Not to mention the resemblence is amazing. We could be seeing the best role in horror history with this casting. Rockstar.... come on. BTW no Runner up, if Manhunt is going to be made into a film, the 2nd is the only one i'd make.
#2.) Metal Gear Solid Series- Metal Gear Solid
Arguably one of the best rendered cutscenes (since FF) and the best pure story-telling in a video game period. Metal Gear Solid follows Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit. Snake must liberate two hostages, the head of DARPA and the president of a major arms manufacturer, confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike. Granite the new Metal Gear Solid 5 is like a movie, this as a fullfledge film series would blow a lot of hardcore nerd fans out of the water.... if you were in water... if not then get into water and re-read this sentence. Solid snake would be played by the amazing.
Michael Fassbender would make a good Solid Snake. However if he stuck to the role through all movies, it might get a little stale. Maybe in a perfect world liam neeson? but i won't get my hopes up.
AND DRUM ROLE PLEASE?..... FOR THE 5TH AND FINAL CHOICE I WILL RESURECT THE WORST HORROR VIDEO GAME MOVIE ADAPTATION IN HISTORY.....
BUM BUM BUM BUM!!!!!! #5.) SILENT HILL SERIES- SILENT HILL
With the big hype of the failed Silent Hills with Norman Reedus, i decided to go back and find the faults with movie. Honestly i found a lot wrong.... From Harry Mason not being in the movie, to Pyramid Head?..... Silent Hill follows Harry Mason as he searches for his missing adopted daughter in the mysterious town of Silent Hill. Stumbling upon a cult conducting a ritual to revive a deity it worships. The most Fucked Up Survivor Horror video game out there... trust me... play it. but who would be Harry Mason?....
Theo James resembles Harry Mason. He could also be the badass we need for the twisted Harry Mason. I am not a Silent Hill expert and i've barley played any games in the series. However i know the story in the game and the movie did not add up.
Runner up- SILENT HILL 3