It’s generally understood that most video game movie adaptations are craptastic. But they don’t have to be. With the right games, Hollywood could totally turn this reputation around. Here are some suggestions.
1. Shadow of the Colossus
A boy rides around a vast countryside killing huge monsters only to realize he was the monster the whole time. It could be thrilling, beautiful, and heartfelt. And the monsters would be totally badass.
2. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
Skyrim’s massive scale means a movie would have to choose carefully when it comes to story. But just think of how cool the dragons would be.
We have a lot of action films lately but precious few adventures. Uncharted could scratch that itch. David O. Russell’s potential take on the game stalled out, so it’s still up for grabs.
4. Mass Effect
There’s a great story here, but it would take at least a trilogy to tell, a very expensive trilogy too. If they pulled it off, however, this could be The Godfather of video game movies.