Real Talk By: KJ
Question Posed By: Vex
With the announcement of a Mega Man Movie from 20th Century Fox, and Assassin’s Creed on track for release in 2016, what’s next? Hopefully a lot more. However, if we see another big budget screw-up, other studios may be less willing to invest in the future. The money train is there, executives need to get on it. The movies that stick to the source are at least watchable. So many have strayed far away from the material. Far too many abominations like Alone in The Dark, Double Dragon, King of Fighters, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li, and the list goes on. Marvel movies turn out well, because for the most past, key elements are untampered with.
Perhaps enhancement films are ultimately the best way to go about this. While the following are TV specials, In Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn we were able to get a unique story as the plot connected to the events of the game smoothly. Quantum Break will have episodes that unlock as players progress through the game. You can’t get any closer to the source than that. Will Hollywood pay attention, or deviate like they always do. If executed properly future flicks may enrich the gaming culture, opening the eyes of outsiders. Possibly. Weekly Question: Are Video Game Movies Good For The Industry?