We've been through an awful lot of bad video game movie adaptions. I mean really, how bad was Super Mario Bros? One of the worst movies of all time. Since that tanked and Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider flopped, I feel like production companies have been scared to dive back into the world of video game stories. Good news gamers, that trend is beginning to dwindle! There are a ton of great video game adaptions on the horizon, and the staff writers here at MoviePilot have dubbed it the Golden Age of video game movies. Seriously, check out their post on the subject here. With those great stories on the table, I thought we should look at three other franchises who could definitely use the movie treatment.
There aren't many franchises that have more depth to their story and characters than the Fallout series. The best part is, there's multiple games to pull canon from. You've got water running out in the Capitol, a gang war erupting out west, and a nation imploding in the Commonwealth. There are so many storylines and so many interesting characters in these games, that Bethesda could have a huge cinematic universe on their hands. Need more convincing? Check out my fan casting of Fallout 3.
C'mon, has there ever been a better chance to hit it big with a zombie flick? After so many busts in the genre, the characters and locale of the Dead Island franchise could breath some life into the art of the undead. Think about the beauty of the tropics, the hilarity of a character like Sam B, and the raging terror of zombies crawling out of the pools. What makes Dead Island so great, is the ending to the story. The first game wraps up with a climax that is both compelling and thought provoking. This game could make for one hell of a cinematic ride.
Conker's Bad Fur Day
I bet you forgot about this one, didn't you? Everybody's favorite, foul-mouthed squirrel could easily be a hit at the box office. Think of a movie centered around a more vulgar version of Rocket Raccoon, doesn't that sound fantastic?! This adult animation could bring just as many laughs as it does dollars, and could definitely be the best grown-up cartoon since South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.