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Blomkamp torn about District 9 game
« on: January 11, 2010, 06:45:06 PM »
Film director Neill Blomkamp has said there are no current plans to make a game based on District 9 and that he's pretty conflicted about the idea anyway.

"The idea of District 9 as a videogame stresses me out a little bit because games based on movies rarely work. And movies based on games don't work - I don't know what's up with that," the director told the LA Times (thanks Kotaku).

"District 9 as a game would be fascinating. And I don't want to see it happen for any sort of corporate reason or profit thing. I used to be involved in computer graphics and I love virtual environments. That's why I like videogames, really.

"And I think a virtual environment of the slums of Soweto is an appealing idea to me. The weapons are cool, too. I photographed the film in a way that isn't that different than videogame perspective in some parts. So a game would be interesting to me. There's nothing happening with it though."

Blomkamp is probably best known in gaming circles as the man who was going to direct the aborted Halo film, which was in pre-production before the director declared it dead in late 2007.

When pressed by the LA Times on why he would have chosen to work on a film-of-a-game if he thinks they don't work, and if this meant he thought he could be the guy who finally did make it work, he replied; "Yeah, totally, that's exactly why." Oh well, District 9's done good.
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Re: Blomkamp torn about District 9 game
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 06:52:55 PM »
Films Based on games dont work because usually they dont get the feeling of the game portrayed onto the screen.. or they change things too much (Max Payne :/)

Best game to film adaption for me so far is Resident Evil Apocalypse.  The one loosely based on RE3:Nemesis.  Worked pretty well.

As for games based on films?  This is generally the developers fault cause they want to bring out a game FAST so it is in line with the films release.. (shitty games like Terminator).  Or they dont spend enough money and resources on making the game bigger and better just flushing out the basics and hoping fanboys buy it. (Saw).

This sucks for all us Film-Game fans.  I myself would love to see a decent Mass Effect film.  Or a good Die Hard game. 

After typing most of this I do remember James Bond games were pretty good.. especially "Everything Or Nothing"  was a excellent game using the James Bond credentials.

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Re: Blomkamp torn about District 9 game
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 07:06:19 PM »
Films Based on games dont work because usually they dont get the feeling of the game portrayed onto the screen.. or they change things too much (Max Payne :/)

Best game to film adaption for me so far is Resident Evil Apocalypse.  The one loosely based on RE3:Nemesis.  Worked pretty well.

As for games based on films?  This is generally the developers fault cause they want to bring out a game FAST so it is in line with the films release.. (shitty games like Terminator).  Or they dont spend enough money and resources on making the game bigger and better just flushing out the basics and hoping fanboys buy it. (Saw).

This sucks for all us Film-Game fans.  I myself would love to see a decent Mass Effect film.  Or a good Die Hard game. 

After typing most of this I do remember James Bond games were pretty good.. especially "Everything Or Nothing"  was a excellent game using the James Bond credentials.


I hate the Resident Evil movies so I can't agree on that, spot on about the rest though, Die Hard Trilogy on the PS1 was a pretty good game back then, especially the 3rd game.  On the Bond theme, we can't forget GoldenEye on the N64 which came out nearly 2 years after the film and is an all time classic.


 

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