Hollywood, especially lately, tends to get their ideas from other forms of media - from books to reboots, we're seeing things we've already seen, but in someone else's perspective. Video games are also no stranger to the big-screen. Movies have already been made for franchises such as Super Mario, Silent Hill, World of Warcraft, and of course, the soon to be released Assassin's Creed. Here's ten video games that would make amazing movies.
10. L.A. Noire
L.A. Noire already possesses the components to make a good film: a distinctive color palette, giving it the aesthetics of a film from the forties and fifties, an exceptional cast that's mainly from the show, Mad Men, and of course, a brilliant detective story. Set in L.A. in 1947, we follow the life of Cole Phelps, as he goes from being a man in blue to becoming detective; we not only witness him as he interrogates suspects, but also as he develops relationships with other characters - giving us a perfect film from beginning to end.
Movies based on the apocalypse are not rare. In fact, just this last decade we've received Mad Max: Fury Road, The Book of Eli, I am Legend, and of course, multiple zombie flicks. But there's just something about deathclaws and super mutants that I would love to see on the big-screen. Bethesda's ability to tell a story could be easily adapted into a full-length feature.
Borderlands art design has always been appealing - from their characters to the planet of Pandora. Adapting this into an animated film would be nothing short of extraordinary. Such beautiful visuals to showcase some of the most entertaining characters found in video games. Humor also plays a factor in the game, which would add a kick to the film. And, let's not forget the already amazing soundtrack!
7. God of War
A film adaption of God of War has been in discussion for the last few years. Fan-casting has even already been done placing Vin Diesel in the shoes of our protagonist, Kratos. God of War's motif of vengeance and loose basis of mythology would spark interest in both fans of the series, and non-fans alike.
For a while, there was word on a Netflix tv-series based on the Nintendo video game; unfortunately, to our dismay, this did not follow through It's obvious that Legend of Zelda's fan base is huge, ever since its premiere on the NES, so I can only imagine the support it would get from fans if turned into an actual full-length film. Until this becomes an official film, there is an array of fan-made films on the internet to carry us through this waiting period.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been officially announced, reminding everyone of the brilliant story Rockstar told about John Marston's path to redemption back in 2010. Westerns are still relevant these days and films such as Django Unchained and The Magnificent Seven have both done well in the box office. John Marston's story as he tries to make good and return to the life of a family man would definitely be worth watching.
4. Mass Effect
Mass Effect is another game where a movie has already been discussed. This space drama is already very plot based and focuses on the development of characters and relationships, making a film adaption wouldn't be very hard. Unfortunately, what the game has that a movie wouldn't, is the ability to change things based on decisions of the player.
In March 2013, the discussed Bioshock film had officially been cancelled due to budgeting issues. Yet, a movie based on 2K's popular video game is still a brilliant idea. With its already high-popularity and unique artistic style, Bioshock would easily find itself making money in the box-office. And, of course, the compelling and engaging story-telling of the characters in the underwater city of Rapture would bring in a wide-range of audience.
Naughty Dog's Playstation exclusive was an instant hit the moment it hit shelves; it was even later considered to be one of the best video games of all time. The story tells the heart-wrenching tale of Joel and Ellie, as they travel across post-apocalyptic America. Praise was often on the relationship between the two protagonists, as it seemed identifiable and held great emotional value. A film based on their travels would definitely hit the emotions of its viewers.
Uncharted has it all - beautiful scenery that shows you several different locations such as a castle in Syria, the deserts of Rub' al Kali, and a cathedral in Scotland, along with an interesting plot, and likeable and realistic characters. Watching the antics of Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan on the big screen would be enough to make any Uncharted fan happy.