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You have $250 million dollars that you have to spend on making movies/shows from games

CryomatrixCryomatrix Cambridge, MAMember RarePosts: 2,171
So someone gives you $250 million dollars to spend on making movies or TV shows, which games do you port over?

- I'd do 150 million movie, 2 hours long, on Skyrim. 
- I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show on Path of Exile - 2.5 mil per episode
- I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show on EVE - 2.5 mil per episode
- I'd do 10 episodes (30 minute) on youtube of Mike Tyson's Punchout - 0.2 million per episode
- I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show Neverwinter  - 4.8 mil per episode

That's my list. Hopefully, i'll be profitable so I can keep doing more other stuff or keep continuing the TV shows. The Skyrim would hope to be a trilogy. Which ones would you like to see the most?

Cryomatrix

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  • rodarinrodarin camarillo, CAMember RarePosts: 2,361
    You think too small Chris Roberts has MADE nearly that much making movies (in a studio backers bought and paid for) and called it gameplay footage.
    bwwianakiev
  • rodarinrodarin camarillo, CAMember RarePosts: 2,361
    rodarin said:
    You think too small Chris Roberts has MADE nearly that much making movies (in a studio backers bought and paid for) and called it gameplay footage.
    oh and I forgot to add he hasnt even delivered anything close to  a game (to base the movies on) yet.
    Scot
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,349
    So someone gives you $250 million dollars to spend on making movies or TV shows, which games do you port over?

    - I'd do 150 million movie, 2 hours long, on Skyrim. 
    - I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show on Path of Exile - 2.5 mil per episode
    - I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show on EVE - 2.5 mil per episode
    - I'd do 10 episodes (30 minute) on youtube of Mike Tyson's Punchout - 0.2 million per episode
    - I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show Neverwinter  - 4.8 mil per episode

    That's my list. Hopefully, i'll be profitable so I can keep doing more other stuff or keep continuing the TV shows. The Skyrim would hope to be a trilogy. Which ones would you like to see the most?

    Cryomatrix

    What ? !!!!!!!
  • ArteriusArterius Member UncommonPosts: 333
    As a fan of movies and TV I am down for this. However I would argue that Neverwinter was a D&D campaign before a game.

    I would spend all $250 million dollars on one 13 episode HBO TV show of Fallout. I would take the best elements of the story from both the original and the Bethesda version. I will even make you a pitch. 

    Alex Cooper (Micheal B. Jordan) has lived in his life in vault 26 his entire life. Every ten years the vault doors open and group of four are chosen to head into the wastes to see if the world outside is safe. On the eve of Alex's 30th birthday he is chosen to leave the vaults. Thrown out into the radiated wastes of the new world, just forty miles away from New Orleans, his journey begins. Soon after leaving the vault's his group is attacked by a group of raiders. They camp out every ten years to kill the fresh meat that step out of the vault. Stealing there food, fresh water. This time they worked up the nerve to storm the vault as it opened. 

    Left for dead Alex is found by Sawyer (Stephen Lang) a battle hardened survivor he is lived a long and difficult life. He tells Alex about what happened to the vault and what has happened to the world at large. Together these two men will set off a journey that will change both of there lives and the lives of those around them.

    Again this is an elevator pitch I created in two seconds. Its not fleshed out at all. However, the series would see Alex and Sawyer have to deal with the choices that we have to make. What group to join, what is morally wrong in a world where civilization collapsed, and it would deal with picking up the pieces after the world is gone.

    The first season itself would focus on Alex and by proxy the audience learning about the world. Seeing the factions and hearing about them. At the end of the season Alex and Sawyer would stumble upon The Royal Bloods as they massacre an entire city. Just as Alex and Sawyer are about to meet a grizzly end they are saved by one of the factions that we have seen or heard of in passing. 

    If the show did well than I feel confident that I would be giving a budget for a second season. Though if I think if I really thought about it or was given the chance this would be about 4-5 seasons max. I wouldn't want it to last to long and be like The Walking Dead. I don't think a show about the apocalypse has to last forever. Its okay for the show to end as long as it ends on a fulfilling note. Even if that means the ending is Alex choosing a side and with that faction they begin rebuilding New Orleans or Louisiana as a whole.

    PalebaneMadFrenchie
  • ArteriusArterius Member UncommonPosts: 333
    I meant lore by the way not story. My edit button is still gone.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 25,751
    I’ve thought of this as well. Skyrim and Morrowind. 



  • PalebanePalebane Tucson, AZMember UncommonPosts: 3,369
    I would make a two part movie series based on White Wolf’s Book of Nod and Revelations of the Dark Mother. Graphic novel type animation similar to Todd Mcfarlane’s Spawn

    Vault-Tec analysts have concluded that the odds of worldwide nuclear armaggeddon this decade are 17,143,762... to 1.

  • aummoidaummoid Member UncommonPosts: 64
    I don't waste my $250 million making a movie based on a video game.
    jazz.beAsheramAnthurAdamantine
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 10,257
    Since I would like to make money I would simply spend all $250k on various FORTNITE based projects.  Movie, TV Show...  behind the scenes TV show...


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    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

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  • jazz.bejazz.be Sint-NiklaasMember UncommonPosts: 868
    The only thing that comes to mind right now is an Overwatch porn movie.
    iixviiiixMrMelGibson
  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Austin, TXMember EpicPosts: 2,158
    I would remake Babylon 5... I'm sure there's a B5 game out there.
    AoriMendel
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,361
    jazz.be said:
    The only thing that comes to mind right now is an Overwatch porn movie.
    Not bad, but how about a Graveyard Keeper porno?  =)
  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILMember EpicPosts: 4,077
    There are very few games I'd want to see turned into a movie, having trouble thinking of any.

    I'd probably favor a Xenogears/Xenosaga animated/CGI series. A good one, the one Xenosaga anime is trash.

    Homeworld1/2 movie would work, either 1h30m x2 or just a 3h movie. Honestly I would enjoy an episodic space opera, we haven't had a good one in awhile but it just leaves so much room to fuck stuff up.

    A full length Starcraft 1 CGI Movie would be pretty awesome. Same with WC3 TFT CGI movie.
    Mendel
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 5,624
    People defending SC will tell you that's only enough money for one years worth of development time.
  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,101
    250 million for a Movie/TV show about a game.

    This is a hard choice, because honestly, as the lore and setting goes for most MMO's, they suck.

    I guess... I would go with something like a Darkest Dungeon TV series, similar to Walking Dead.


    Mendel
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  • Vermillion_RaventhalVermillion_Raventhal Oxon Hill, MDMember EpicPosts: 3,278
    Elder Scrolls of course.

    Dragon Age as a TV series set as a side story during the blight of Orgins.

    Mass Effect Trilogy done as movies. 

    Mass Effect Earth invasion.  A TV show of band of N7 surviving the reaper attack on Earth.

    Full Throttle TV show is a must.

    Animated Monkey Island movies loosely based on the games starring Guy.

  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZMember UncommonPosts: 1,342
    Werewolf the Apocalypse Trilogy of movies, oops tabletop
    so
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown the movie

    Tropico TV show!

    Beholder/Beholder2 TV show

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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 10,257
    What about a TV show called MMORPG?  It would be a combination of The Office and this website.


    ArteriusScot

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

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  • iixviiiixiixviiiix GSMember RarePosts: 1,773
    GTA Vice city .
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Not In ESOMember EpicPosts: 3,127
    I'd make a film based on Minecraft, staff the entire project with unpaid interns, buy a couple of shitty add spots, deposit the rest of the film budget into a offshore account, claim the film was a massive flop and that there's no profits, then buy a one way ticket to a nice non extradition country. Simples.


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  • ArteriusArterius Member UncommonPosts: 333
    I'd make a film based on Minecraft, staff the entire project with unpaid interns, buy a couple of shitty add spots, deposit the rest of the film budget into a offshore account, claim the film was a massive flop and that there's no profits, then buy a one way ticket to a nice non extradition country. Simples.
    So the plot of The Producers haha
    MisterZebub
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Not In ESOMember EpicPosts: 3,127
    Arterius said:
    I'd make a film based on Minecraft, staff the entire project with unpaid interns, buy a couple of shitty add spots, deposit the rest of the film budget into a offshore account, claim the film was a massive flop and that there's no profits, then buy a one way ticket to a nice non extradition country. Simples.
    So the plot of The Producers haha
    Exactly!



    ArteriusMendel


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  • sunandshadowsunandshadow Pittsburgh, PAMember RarePosts: 1,906
    I love Skyrim, but wow would it make a terrible movie :lol:  Does it have to be an MMO?  Because Adventure games and single-player RPGs in general are probably more suited to becoming a movie.  Okami, the Myst series, one of my old favorites Sanitarium... *looks at my Steam library*  Ooh Ether One would make a great movie.  The Magic Circle could be good too.  Something like Darkest Dungeon or Thea provides a good setting but it would need some characters developed more personally and new plot written.
    I want to help design and develop a PvE-focused, solo-friendly, sandpark MMO which combines crafting, monster hunting, and story.  So PM me if you are starting one.
  • MrTugglesMrTuggles bolivar, OHMember UncommonPosts: 156
    So someone gives you $250 million dollars to spend on making movies or TV shows, which games do you port over?

    - I'd do 150 million movie, 2 hours long, on Skyrim. 
    - I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show on Path of Exile - 2.5 mil per episode
    - I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show on EVE - 2.5 mil per episode
    - I'd do 10 episodes (30 minute) on youtube of Mike Tyson's Punchout - 0.2 million per episode
    - I'd do 10 episodes (1 hour) of a show Neverwinter  - 4.8 mil per episode

    That's my list. Hopefully, i'll be profitable so I can keep doing more other stuff or keep continuing the TV shows. The Skyrim would hope to be a trilogy. Which ones would you like to see the most?

    Cryomatrix

    Porn. All different kinds of porn revolving around random games.
    Steelhelm
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapMember EpicPosts: 9,615
    A Kirby movie...





    ...shut up.




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