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(The Verge)   Following success of Sonic movies, obscure video game movies could soon flood the industry. One day they may even make a movie based on that horrible game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial   (theverge.com) divider line
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2022-08-22 8:03:31 AM  
Runescape The Movie.

You heard it here first.
 
2022-08-22 8:06:32 AM  
Sonic is obscure?
 
2022-08-22 8:08:41 AM  
Notable upcoming projects also include movies based on Minecraft, Five Nights at Freddy's and Metal Gear Solid.

Oh, that's, uh, interesting. I wonder if you'll have to watch with a VPN to get through the Psycho Mantis scene. They better not use Keifer Sutherland.
 
2022-08-22 8:09:05 AM  
Minecraft: The Motion Picture

Just 90 minutes of some blocky looking mofo dragging around cobblestone.
 
2022-08-22 8:14:02 AM  
MINECRAFT: THE MOVIE

Camera pans around the view of a blocky world and the landscape of a lovely grass field.

Camera settles on a spot in the field near a single tree and a cave opening as the main character spawns in.

MC: Wooooow! *Takes in the view*

Creeper climbs out of the cave opening moving right up to the player

Sssssssss... *KABOOM*

The credits roll.
 
2022-08-22 8:20:30 AM  
Subby there is no way in hell they could make a decent moviw based on E.T.  That game is too awful even for Hollyweird.  I bet one the best all time directors couldnt do it.
 
2022-08-22 8:29:09 AM  
Netflix already has that "interactive story" based on Minecraft.
 
2022-08-22 8:30:14 AM  
I'm probably the only person in here who watched, and enjoyed, "Battleship."  CGI got a little iffy here and there, and the overall plot was really stretching it to link it to the game, but it had some solid acting and good action bits.
 
2022-08-22 8:31:20 AM  
I admit I would seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get a Shantae movie made.  Especially an animated one.
 
2022-08-22 8:37:35 AM  
I think a lighthearted mocumentary based on the third degree cluster with festering that was the Atari ET game would be really entertaining.
 
2022-08-22 8:38:00 AM  

Dhusk: I admit I would seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get a Shantae movie made.  Especially an animated one.


I haven't played much of the Shantae series, but damn it would be a great cartoon series.
 
2022-08-22 8:41:59 AM  

Dhusk: I admit I would seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get a Shantae movie made.  Especially an animated one.


LeftisRightisWrong: I haven't played much of the Shantae series, but damn it would be a great cartoon series.


You'd probably have to tone the character design down a tad, but that would be fantastic.
 
2022-08-22 8:48:10 AM  
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2022-08-22 8:59:12 AM  
Sonic is obscure?
 
2022-08-22 9:01:28 AM  
If you want really obscure, I seem to recall a game where you played an Italian plumber that gets wasted on mushrooms and goes around killing turtles. Shiat was way too bizarre to ever go mainstream.
 
2022-08-22 9:19:09 AM  
Now would be a perfect time to make a Command & Conquer show. Assuming we can get Tim Curry down from space, that is
 
2022-08-22 9:26:38 AM  
They should make a TV series based on Madden.
 
2022-08-22 9:45:37 AM  

plecos: Subby there is no way in hell they could make a decent moviw based on E.T.  That game is too awful even for Hollyweird.  I bet one the best all time directors couldnt do it.


Tarantino might be able to do something with it.
 
2022-08-22 9:52:08 AM  

ThomasPaineTrain: Sonic is obscure?


Agreed there. So are Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, etc.
 
2022-08-22 9:53:49 AM  
I'd like to see a cartoon series based on Commander Keen... then again I wouldn't mind some new Commander Keen games.

/google it.
 
2022-08-22 9:56:03 AM  
I will watch the division movie...if it ever comes out.

I kind of want a Mike Tyson's punch out movie. That would be fun. With Samuel L. Jackson playing Doc Louis. And Tom Holland as Little Mac.
 
2022-08-22 9:58:30 AM  

olrasputin: plecos: Subby there is no way in hell they could make a decent moviw based on E.T.  That game is too awful even for Hollyweird.  I bet one the best all time directors couldnt do it.

Tarantino might be able to do something with it.


Not sure i could handle a 15 min dialogue between The Man With Keys and E.T.

However, there would not be any farking stupid guns replaced by walkie-talkies.
 
2022-08-22 10:03:54 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: I'm probably the only person in here who watched, and enjoyed, "Battleship."  CGI got a little iffy here and there, and the overall plot was really stretching it to link it to the game, but it had some solid acting and good action bits.


The Rock'em Sock'em Robots movie was a fun romp even though they never got the license to use the game's name.
 
2022-08-22 10:12:15 AM  

Dhusk: I admit I would seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get a Shantae movie made.  Especially an animated one.


This reminds me of the time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get another season of The Expanse. Or that other time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers if you could get Tara Strong's autograph. Or that other other time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers if you could just get to a Fark party with at least six other Farkers in attendance.

I'm beginning to suspect your stated goal isn't the part of the plan you're actually most interested in.
 
2022-08-22 10:12:55 AM  
I'll finally be able to see Cheetahmen II on the big screen

NES Longplay [288] Cheetahmen II (Unlicensed)
Youtube HOxBnsozyuc
 
2022-08-22 10:17:48 AM  
Leisure Suit Larry has already been done:

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2022-08-22 10:19:37 AM  

EdgeRunner: Dhusk: I admit I would seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get a Shantae movie made.  Especially an animated one.

This reminds me of the time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get another season of The Expanse. Or that other time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers if you could get Tara Strong's autograph. Or that other other time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers if you could just get to a Fark party with at least six other Farkers in attendance.

I'm beginning to suspect your stated goal isn't the part of the plan you're actually most interested in.


It can be both!  I mean, who doesn't get the occasional hankering for a spankering?
 
2022-08-22 10:23:19 AM  

ThomasPaineTrain: Sonic is obscure?


Came here to say this.  The second largest gaming mascot after Mario was obscure.
 
2022-08-22 10:26:12 AM  
I could watch a movie based on this:

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2022-08-22 10:27:14 AM  

plecos: I could watch a movie based on this:

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Only the C-64 version though.
 
2022-08-22 10:35:38 AM  

stuhayes2010: ThomasPaineTrain: Sonic is obscure?

Came here to say this.  The second largest gaming mascot after Mario was obscure.


Pac-Man was obscure?
 
2022-08-22 10:45:24 AM  

Stratohead: I'd like to see a cartoon series based on Commander Keen... then again I wouldn't mind some new Commander Keen games.

/google it.


I had Keen when I got my first sound card upgrade from PC speaker, that shiat blew me away.
 
2022-08-22 11:12:23 AM  
Call of Duty seems like low hanging fruit that you could take all of the games and stitch them together to create a sequence of events in a mini-series and do well.

As for obscure, I'd love a TechnoCop movie. Over the to B movie level violence in a dystopia future from an 80s perspective.
 
2022-08-22 11:49:07 AM  
Haven't seen the second yet but the first was good clean fun and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. That sense of fun is infectious and, most importantly, it didn't try to be anything more than it was, much like the original Mortal Kombat adaptation which was similarly good despite not actually being a good movie.

Thank goodness they re-did the animation though so that it looked like Sonic. No clue what they were thinking the first time.
 
2022-08-22 11:52:39 AM  
I'm just here to say Tag the movie was 10 times funnier than it had any right to be.
 
2022-08-22 12:04:53 PM  

falkone32: Haven't seen the second yet but the first was good clean fun and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. That sense of fun is infectious and, most importantly, it didn't try to be anything more than it was, much like the original Mortal Kombat adaptation which was similarly good despite not actually being a good movie.

Thank goodness they re-did the animation though so that it looked like Sonic. No clue what they were thinking the first time.


Haven't seen either one myself, but if you remember to make a movie fun, and the people involved are enjoying themselves rather than visibly suffering and phoning it in for the paycheck, it's amazing what you can get away with.
 
2022-08-22 1:17:26 PM  

Last Man on Earth: falkone32: Haven't seen the second yet but the first was good clean fun and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. That sense of fun is infectious and, most importantly, it didn't try to be anything more than it was, much like the original Mortal Kombat adaptation which was similarly good despite not actually being a good movie.

Thank goodness they re-did the animation though so that it looked like Sonic. No clue what they were thinking the first time.

Haven't seen either one myself, but if you remember to make a movie fun, and the people involved are enjoying themselves rather than visibly suffering and phoning it in for the paycheck, it's amazing what you can get away with.


Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) - Robotnik's Dance Scene (7/10) | Movieclips
Youtube Td8lnP8p6oU
 
2022-08-22 2:05:59 PM  
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I'd be fine if this turned into a singular Rick and Morty episode where they end up meeting on Planet Funkotron.
 
2022-08-22 2:58:25 PM  

plecos: Subby there is no way in hell they could make a decent moviw based on E.T.  That game is too awful even for Hollyweird.  I bet one the best all time directors couldnt do it.


I still cannot believe they made a game for Street Fighter: The Movie.  I shudder to think what obscure game is looking to be made into a movie. Watch it be something like Commander Keen.
 
2022-08-22 3:08:33 PM  
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2022-08-22 4:29:50 PM  

Nimbull: MINECRAFT: THE MOVIE

Camera pans around the view of a blocky world and the landscape of a lovely grass field.

Camera settles on a spot in the field near a single tree and a cave opening as the main character spawns in.

MC: Wooooow! *Takes in the view*

Creeper climbs out of the cave opening moving right up to the player

Sssssssss... *KABOOM*

The credits roll.


Teenage Bottlerocket - They Call Me Steve (Official Music Video)
Youtube IqLAkjRyiJU
 
2022-08-22 4:54:31 PM  

mute_ants: Now would be a perfect time to make a Command & Conquer show. Assuming we can get Tim Curry down from space, that is


You could make an effing awesome Command and Conquer movie. But they would probably make some serious war-action film rather than the completely over the top piece of cheese that it should be.
 
2022-08-22 5:20:02 PM  
Isn't one of the rumored movie adaptations one about Gravity Rush, which is about a homeless smelly girl with gravity-based powers?
 
2022-08-22 6:46:43 PM  
Yeah, neither sonic movie was a masterpiece but they were both better than they had any right to be. Playing up Robotnik's misanthropy in the first movie was kind of a neat decision, too.
 
2022-08-22 9:05:23 PM  
I can't wait for Mister Mosquito the Movie...
 
2022-08-22 10:51:27 PM  

Dhusk: EdgeRunner: Dhusk: I admit I would seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get a Shantae movie made.  Especially an animated one.

This reminds me of the time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers to get another season of The Expanse. Or that other time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers if you could get Tara Strong's autograph. Or that other other time you said you'd seriously spank the arses of at least six random Farkers if you could just get to a Fark party with at least six other Farkers in attendance.

I'm beginning to suspect your stated goal isn't the part of the plan you're actually most interested in.

It can be both!  I mean, who doesn't get the occasional hankering for a spankering?


Wait 'till you see the Boong-Ga Boong-Ga movie

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2022-08-22 10:52:46 PM  

harleyquinnical: plecos: Subby there is no way in hell they could make a decent moviw based on E.T.  That game is too awful even for Hollyweird.  I bet one the best all time directors couldnt do it.

I still cannot believe they made a game for Street Fighter: The Movie.  I shudder to think what obscure game is looking to be made into a movie. Watch it be something like Commander Keen.


Wait, they made a game about a movie about a game?
 
2022-08-23 1:33:31 AM  

ThomasPaineTrain: harleyquinnical: plecos: Subby there is no way in hell they could make a decent moviw based on E.T.  That game is too awful even for Hollyweird.  I bet one the best all time directors couldnt do it.

I still cannot believe they made a game for Street Fighter: The Movie.  I shudder to think what obscure game is looking to be made into a movie. Watch it be something like Commander Keen.

Wait, they made a game about a movie about a game?


Two of them. One for console, one for arcade.
 
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