Tag Archive: Video Games

The video game Uncharted is awesome, it’s as simple as that. The game is a mix of Tomb Raider and James Bond. The action in the game is very impressive. Then some rumors came out about a movie adaptation, I got excited because unlike other video game adaptations of the past you couldn’t fail with this one. Then it was pretty much confirmed David O. Russell was going to be making the film, he’s very talented so I got excited. Then of course came the casting rumors, and online nerds like myself became super excited that Nathan Fillion(Firefly, Serenity, Castle) could possibly get the role. He is perfect for the character of Drake, he can do action, he’s charming and funny. Suddenly like a large cock block the rumor came that Russell wanted Mark Wahlberg to play Drake, this made sense because the two have worked together, they have a film coming out this holiday season called The Fighter. Now it has been confirmed that Wahlberg would be playing Drake and the film would start filming this summer. What a huge let down! Not that I am some huge Wahlberg hater it’s just Fillion would have been perfect! Now including the confirmation Wahlberg got the role a rumor about the screenplay is floating around. I guess they plan to make a film that has nothing to do with the video game plot, something that is a little out there and different. Now I dig out there and diffferent… But what I don’t understand is why make it a film called Uncharted? Why use the character? The game has a perfectly solid plot laid out for you, one that could be great on screen. Instead they are just going to take the title and character and make a totally different movie. I hate this, basically only using Uncharted to get video game players into the seats. I now have a bad feeling about this film, the studios never learn. Look at Tomb Raider and DOOM. Instead of using plots already designed for them they made different stories, which frankly sucked. Then the movies bombed, well to be fair the first Tomb Raider did very well but the second one bombed. Still we’ve seen this with video game movies for a while now. Franchises like HALO and Bioshock have both been in pre-production but then fell apart. Mainly due to the fact that the studios just wanted the name and characters and then change the story. Both those examples have perfect stories for the screen just make them! Look at Harry Potter the closer the film makers stayed to the book the happier the fans became. Do the same thing with video games guys, the stories are strong, use them! Also give Nathan Fillion more roles we love him!

Even though there are many video game adaptations that have either been dropped or have had some serious issues when it comes to production. The HALO film has been killed. Bio Shock has met a number of problems when it comes to the production coming together. Now the word of this game getting green lit interests me. The game is very wide open game play you play as Rico Rodriguez cod named “Scorpion”. Your mission in the game is to go to rogue nations and destabilize their military by just causing destruction. Kind of easy to see where a movie could be made about this but at the same time I wonder how it could be a feature. As long as the film have over the top action scenes I’ll be down. I can also understand why this could be green lit over sci-fi based games. Just Cause is pretty simple, loan bad ass kicking and and blowing shit up. Should be a pretty easy movie to make.

Myst to be a movie!

Rumor is the game that first came around in 1993 is finally getting a movie deal. This game used to be one of my favorites. Pretty basic game where you travel a mysterious world solving puzzles to move on through the unknown world. No idea how the movie would even work. Might have to be a Cast Away type deal where a single character travels through the odd island world. The game itself had a number of sequels come out and was the highest selling PC game until the Sims came around in 2002. This is huge news for me since Myst is very close to my heart. I hope whoever makes the movie does it right.