Gears of Hollywood
Why is it that all the coffee shops in my neighbourhood - which is pretty damn central - shut their doors at six o’clock in the afternoon? Is it a generally accepted rule that people shouldn’t inject espresso in the evening? Have there been unfortunate ‘incidents’?
If handled right - see yesterday’s post re 300 - I think this could be a fun movie. Dumb, yes, but fun. Big, strapping lads with even bigger, um, ‘guns’; a terrifying alien enemy; a post-apocalyptic setting; big explosions; uncomfortably homophobic jokes, betraying a love that goes deeper than simple camaraderie. Could work…given a large enough budget. And on some level, I do think it’s encouraging - despite the all-too-common end result - that Hollywood is so eager to adapt top selling video game properties to the silver screen. Why? Because games are slowly moving to the forefront of creativity when it comes to new ideas, new universes, new characters.
We’ve spoken to various people in various positions (from agents to producers) about bringing The Longest Journey and/or Dreamfall to the big (and small) screen, but it’s a difficult story to adapt, and it’d be hugely expensive. If it’s going to happen, I would - obviously - want it to be done well, and I’d rather have no movie than a lousy (or even mediocre) one. That could very quickly kill off any future interest in a game series, and no Hollywood parties or big sacks of cash could justify a premature end to the saga.