Debate of the Day: Which Video Game Franchises Would Make the Best Movies?

Alright, today’s topic I pose to you comes in the wake of Hollywood snatching up every video game property on the planet to turn it into a feature film. The latest is David O. Russell trying to get Mark Wahlberg, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci together for an Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune movie. Go with Nathan Fillion you idiot! Wahlberg was already Max Payne, and look how that went.

Anyway, the problem still stands that to this date, there has never been a truly “good” video game movie. And before you get all hyper defensive about the original Resident Evil or Silent Hill, those are PASSABLE video game movies, but by no means are they actually awesome films, but I think the genre has produced some truly amazing stories that could work well as movies if someone would only do them right.

Before I open the floor for your own suggestions, I’ll give a few of mine, which include the three games you see above. Starcraft has a rather amazing story and universe that would look incredible on the big screen. God of War, if given to someone like Zack Snyder could be visually gorgeous with a rather good plot to match. Assassin’s Creed could be a less-lame version of Prince of Persia, and has a really compelling mysterious story.

I think my ultimate pick, not pictured here however, would be Mass Effect. There is so much detail already poured into that universe, and the characters are already so well developed, it’s a logical transition to make the game into a film. I would even argue the universe is so vast and deep, it could be the next Star Wars trilogy if handled by someone who actually knows what they’re doing. Avatar isn’t our new epic universe to get lost in, I’m sorry, but I feel like Mass Effect really could be.

Well, that’s what I’ve got to say, which games do YOU think would make great movies, and why?