It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that Video Games don’t translate very well to film. Don’t believe me? Feel free to check out Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter, and Doom. Those aren’t necessarily the worst but they most certainly aren’t the best. Video Games have been getting a bad rap as movies for as long as I can remember but usually rightfully so. Still, there have been successful movie franchises out of a few; specifically the Resident Evil franchise which went above and beyond to be nothing like the game and crush all of our hopes and dreams into the ground. Check out the Box Office revenue and you will see regardless of Resident Evil being nothing like the game it has been a huge success. With technology at an all time high and special effects at the peak of perfection there is no better time than now to bring these titles to the forefront and get crackin’ on what is sure to be “Box Office Gold”. There will be ten installments which will feature five video games a piece to ensure I don’t make your eyes bleed. Got one you think I missed? Let me know in the comments section below! Happy Gaming!
6.Megaman – Although there have been promise with fan films, we still to this day have not seen Dr. Light’s most
promising creation get his own movie! And that is absolutely bonkers. Megaman has everything a movie needs. Love. Robots. Desire. Betrayal. Well maybe it just has Robots and Betrayal, but I’m sure Hollywood would add that Love and Desire element. Come to think of it, I hope they don’t make Roll be his love interest. I dunno if the world is ready for brother and sister Robot love. But let’s be honest – the real star of the movie would be Rush.
7.Mortal Kombat – No one is saying that Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat:Annihilation were the worst movies ever, but they most certainly were not the kind of movies that a stellar video game franchise deserves. The Mortal Kombat:Legacy Webseries has shown flashes of brilliance as it appears Kevin Tancharoen sees the awesome magnitude of each and every characters’ story. There is more to Mortal Kombat then Johnny Cage punching Goro in the nuts and its time for people to see that. And how dumb was it that Johnny died in the opening sequence of Annhilation?
8.Castlevania – What is bigger than Vampires right now? Nothing. Vampires are huge right now. With shows like Vampire Diaries and True Blood, there is no better time for the world to meet Count Dracula’s true arch-enemy. No it isn’t Van Helsing; it is none other than Simon Belmont, Vampire hunter. It is time for the world to see that Vampires are killed by not only stakes, garlic, and holy water; they can also die via whips aka “The Vampire Killer“. In a world that is obsessed with Vampires how has no one brought Castlevania to the forefront? My only request: I want to see Simon find something hidden in a candle. I don’t care how cheesy the scene has to be. Just make it happen.
9.Zombies Ate My Neighbors – With The Walking Dead being one of the most read comics along with being the most colossal success in Cable History, one can’t help but wonder when the hit Sega Genesis game will make its big screen debut. Although the story of Zombie Ate My Neighbors isn’t exactly “new” or “revolutionary”, Zombieland was a huge hit and this movie would definitely need to follow in the footsteps if it wanted to be a success. And hey if they needed a great theme song for this new movie franchise, look no further than this song by a band called Single File.
10.Contra – If you are looking to go the futuristic movie route – say, oh, I dunno… the year 2633? – then you might want to start looking at the classic NES games such as Contra. When you are talking about heroes of the Future, forget Bill and Ted - we got bigger fish to fry. Look to your new future heroes Bill and Lance, two badasses who are going to shut down any terrorist threat or die trying. Remember how you would die instantly? Like one hit and you died? This game was so much fun but so frustrating! Think Die Hard, but in the year 2633. But with Cluster Fire. Or you could do the American version where it was present day and took place in an undisclosed location near South America. See Die Hard in 2633 sounds pretty good now, huh?