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Five Best ‘Games To Movies’ Games

Five Best ‘Games To Movies’ Games

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Shadow Of The Colossus
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Starring: Ivana Baquero as Wanda,, Andy Serkis as all Collossi

Synopsis: With visual effects by WETA and directed by the guy currently working on The Hobbit, Shadow Of The Colossus (the movie) would have a visual style that evokes The Lord Of The Rings movies. The film would chart the journey of Wanda and his relationship with his horse as he hunts and kills the majestic Colossi in the greatest CG-live action battles ever committed to film. Soundtrack by My Chemical Romance.

Tagline: From the shadows comes… love

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God Of War
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Djimon Hounsou as Kratos, Oliver Reed as Zeus (digitally recreated), Monica Bellucci as Athena

Synopsis: God Of War would be a perfect opportunity to do a thoroughly modern update of all those classic swords and sandals adventure epics of the 50s and 60s like Sinbad and Jason And The Argonaughts. The visual style (and body count) would be very much influenced by 300 but have the epic style of Scott’s Gladiator. Story wouldn’t be too deep though with a bit about Kratos’ back story but mostly it would be gruesome fight scenes culminating with Kratos ripping Zeus’ head off with his bare hands and drop kicking it off Mount Olympus.

Tagline: You’ll like him when he’s angry

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Uncharted
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake, Tricia Helfer as Elena, Terence Stamp as the greying bad guy

Synopsis: Let’s face it – the first Uncharted game aped the witty action of the first three Indiana Jones films and did it far, far better than Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Bourne director Greengrass would be our choice as director as long a Buffy writer Joss Whedon was allowed to pen the script – action meets snappy dialogue. Not really a reinvention of Indiana Jones more like a modern homage to it, much like The Mummy. But better.

Tagline: Oh crap!

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Resistance: Fall Of Man
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Shia LeBeouf as Nathan Hale, the cast of Band Of Brothers

Synopsis: The 50s b-movie sci-fi setting would be perfect for a post-modern silver screen remake, however the story would not. Also, with a central character as bland as Nathan Hale, it’s crying out for a charismatic lead such as current Hollywood darling LeBeouf. You know the story – an alien invasion (that starts in Russia) threatens to wipeout mankind but it’s really just a thinly-disguised allegory of McCarty-era America’s fear of the spread of Communism.

Tagline: On Earth everyone can hear you scream

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Fallout 3
Director: The Coen Brothers
Starring: Viggo Mortensen as The Father, Emile Hirsch as The Wastelander, Ron Pearlman as the narrator

Synopsis: The Fallout games are all about dark, nay black, humour so this would be The Coen Brothers in No Country For Old Men mode rather than Raising Arizona mode. There’s also a nice link here between the book The Road (which was a source of inspiration for Fallout 3) which was written by Cormac McCarthy who also wrote No Country. Story centres on the relationship between father and son and their quest to bring a source of clean water to the wasteland.

Tagline: War. War never changes.

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