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It's Possible a Live-Action Anthem Film Project May Be Announced Soon

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,498
    The chances that the game and the film are going to be really good are slim, more likely whichever lets the side down will have a negative impact on the other.

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,769
    Mendel said:
    Movies based on games have never fared very well.  So maybe a movie based on a game with a voodoo release date (that's Forbes magazine's term, not mine) will do something amazing -- like be watchable. 



    That article is correct. EA is botching it.



  • Asch126Asch126 Member RarePosts: 500
    Game's not even out yet and more than likely will not be as successful as they desperately hope it to be and they're already thinking of a movie?
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,466
    Asch126 said:
    Game's not even out yet and more than likely will not be as successful as they desperately hope it to be and they're already thinking of a movie?
    This is the company that expected Dead Space to be a cross medium smash hit with a tv show, movie, and comic.
  • BakgrindBakgrind Member UncommonPosts: 398
    It's nice to think that

    Aeander said:

    Shouldn't you wait until after you know the game is a success?



    They were just caught up in that euphoric moment . Dreaming of what could be. Then Apex came out of the blue, unannounced and stole all their thunder before Anthem even released. It will be interesting to see just how successful Biowares title will be.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited February 12
    Thane said:
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    More ignorant generational assessments.  Can we get a counter on the right to keep track of it moving forward?

    Be cool to see how many people literally blame the younger generation for everything they consider negative on a medium in which you have zero clue how old folks are.
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  • InteritusInteritus Member UncommonPosts: 236
    As long as it's not live action I'll say it has a chance.  I'm not a huge fan of Neill, his stores are all very similar with an oppressed group fighting to survive. 

    I don't think the success of the game hinges on the success of the potential movie. If anything, as someone else mentioned it would best serve as a vehicle for lore. Or to further explain how they got where you start.

    By funny coincidence I had Elysium playing in the background last night as I was cleaning up.
  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 4,979
    Haha what is with the hate here? Anthem's story might be out of this world, we don't know yet. You might hate the game but love the movie or vice versa.

    Looking forward to seeing what it is.
    NyteWytch
    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,769
    edited February 12
    Thane said:
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    I think you just went on a rant because of ... erm "reasons."

    In any case, EA is sort of botching the launch with all of their "it launches on this day for these people but this day for THESE people," etc.

    It is not beyond the pale for people to wonder why a game that isn't even launched would get a movie treatment. Then again, it's not beyond the pale for a studio to throw everything into their property and give it everything they've got, game, movie, toys, etc.




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  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,448
    Now that Epic has a ton of money and is looking for ways to blow it, I wouldn't mind seeing some GoW films akin to the Halo movies(Forward Unto Dawn, etc.)

    I can't see an Anthem movie being very interesting though.  Anthem just has no fanbase or long-term lore to back up a film.  Halo had plenty of well-known lore to draw from.
    But, then, I never really got the appeal of the whole Mech suit theme, anyway.
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,061
    No mention of this in EA's results; if EA were planning to make a film they would probably have disclose d the planned expenditure to be on the safe side; if they knew of someone else expressing "serious" they would probably have said as well.

    So, imo, either a rumour or maybe someone just "pitching" (if that) an idea.

    And a lot of ideas get pitched - sometimes for over a decade and nothing happens. The path to getting a film made is often long and full of failed pitches.
  • AriesTigerAriesTiger Member UncommonPosts: 405
    I don't know...you people are all like -deep breathing noises through the mouth and throat- "The game should release first! Derp derp." And I'm just like "derp?" And you're like "derp!"

    How any people involved with a movie coincide with the game developers creating the game is beyond me. I'd like to follow your logical jumps but I got a sexy dad bod and I couldn't handle more than a few jumps.

    That being said, I hope both are successful game and movie...because you know...one is a game to play the other is a movie to watch.
  • summerstringssummerstrings Member UncommonPosts: 69
    Will that be in the same reality where Superman Lives was released , Tom Selleck is Indiana Jones , where the Beatles recorded the black album together and Germany won the second world war ?
  • AriesTigerAriesTiger Member UncommonPosts: 405
    edited February 12


    Will that be in the same reality where Superman Lives was released , Tom Selleck is Indiana Jones , where the Beatles recorded the black album together and Germany won the second world war ?



    And a place where capitailsts didn't bleed the world dry? :O Capitalism is all cool and sexy in a Wild Wild West theory...until we've had it for years and created the classes off of it. Capitalism wants you to pay the maximum you will for an item so the rich get richer and poor get poorer, just by philosophy.
    Gdemami
  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,214
    Don't know why everyone has their panties in a bunch of this. It's just a YouTube short film.

    It will be called "Conviction" and will be available on Blomkamp's Oat Studio channel on Thursday at 8:30am.

    Some people need a little less Doom and Gloom around here.
  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,758
    .. well they could save money by simply getting a good script writer, and have real actors doing the voice work, then just use In-game footage for the movie.
  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,448
    Will that be in the same reality where Superman Lives was released , Tom Selleck is Indiana Jones , where the Beatles recorded the black album together and Germany won the second world war ?
    It might not have lived up to Indiana Jones, but High Road to China was a decent Tom Selleck spin of the reel.
    MisterZebub
  • 3dom3dom Member RarePosts: 713

    Aeander said:

    Shouldn't you wait until after you know the game is a success?



    It's already clear that Anthem is going to sell in millions and if it's not a success when I don't know what success is?

    (EA execs simply couldn't be mistaken by an order of magnitude with their 5-6 millions prediction)

    Thank you for your time!

  • PottedPlant22PottedPlant22 Member RarePosts: 796
    I've heard the Defiance show was good.  /shrug
  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,003
    edited February 12
    3dom said:

    Aeander said:

    Shouldn't you wait until after you know the game is a success?



    It's already clear that Anthem is going to sell in millions and if it's not a success when I don't know what success is?

    (EA execs simply couldn't be mistaken by an order of magnitude with their 5-6 millions prediction)
    Just you watch when it sells 0,5-1 million units less and they call it "a catastrophic failure". Less greedy / more realistic predictions perhaps?
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,567
    Lokero said:
    Will that be in the same reality where Superman Lives was released , Tom Selleck is Indiana Jones , where the Beatles recorded the black album together and Germany won the second world war ?
    It might not have lived up to Indiana Jones, but High Road to China was a decent Tom Selleck spin of the reel.
    Holy shit. I haven't thought about that movie in years, but now that you brought it up I have to track down a copy ASAP. I must have watched High road to China and the Bill Murry version of The Razor's Edge about a hundred times back then.

    As to making any kind of media connecting to Anthem the game, it seems absolutely pointless to me until they define the game lore IN GAME, something that seems very lacking so far.
    GdemamiLokero

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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,567
    I've heard the Defiance show was good.  /shrug
    I my not so humble opinion, it was not.

    "He was a slob, did you ever see him eat? Starving children could fill their bellies on the food that ended up on his beard and clothes. Dogs would gather to watch him eat. I never understood gluttony, but I hate it. I hated that about you. He enjoyed disgusting people, being disgusting, the thrill of offending people and making them uncomfortable.
    . . . . You will not be missed."

  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 10,747
    Sounds more like a desperate attempt to shore up interest in the game, after the Demo i don't think there is near as much interest in the game as there used to be, not only that but its being eclipsed by other games.  ;)
    GdemamiMisterZebub
  • XasapisXasapis Member RarePosts: 6,322
    It might be possible that APEX soured the reception of Anthem. Though, since they are both from the same publisher, it won't hurt EA either way.

    It is kind of sad that an IP that was both watchable as a film and was great as a game (Mass Effect), is dead on either fronts.
    MisterZebubMrMelGibson
  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,448
    Lokero said:
    Will that be in the same reality where Superman Lives was released , Tom Selleck is Indiana Jones , where the Beatles recorded the black album together and Germany won the second world war ?
    It might not have lived up to Indiana Jones, but High Road to China was a decent Tom Selleck spin of the reel.
    Holy shit. I haven't thought about that movie in years, but now that you brought it up I have to track down a copy ASAP. I must have watched High road to China and the Bill Murry version of The Razor's Edge about a hundred times back then.

    As to making any kind of media connecting to Anthem the game, it seems absolutely pointless to me until they define the game lore IN GAME, something that seems very lacking so far.
    Heh, as off-topic as it may be...
    My brother loved films like Indiana Jones and had never seen High Road to China.  Unfortunately, there was never a genuine American DVD release.

    My brother is hearing-impaired, but since all the subtitles were like Dutch or something(I forget which country had the DVD release) I couldn't find English subtitles anywhere.  I looked all over the subtitle sites and all.

    I actually ended up going through the movie and making custom ENG subtitles for this movie myself.  I actually uploaded the SRT to one of those subtitle download sites, so maybe someone got some use out of it :D   I doubt it... since it's a relatively unknown movie, but maybe it will benefit someone one day.
    MisterZebub
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