author: Marek Jura
15 Games That NEED to Become Movies
Hollywood often takes advantage of the most popular gaming brands. This happened in the case of Super Mario, Tomb Raider or, more recently, Uncharted. But there are still many more titles with huge potential waiting to become movies.
Horizon Zero Dawn
- Game genre: post-apo action shooter with RPG elements
- Movie/TV series genre: science-fiction
- Potential creators: Denis Villeneuve
- Is a movie actually being made? No
- How long it's been waiting: 6 years
The Horizon Zero Dawn series is a ready formula for a Hollywood blockbuster. First, there are dinosaurs (mechanical, but it only adds another level of gimmickry), which always seem to sell well in movies, there's post-apocalyptic Earth, nomadic peoples who managed to survive a great war, and a skillful commentary on the devastation of our planet by corporations and governments. In addition, there's also a heroine destined by the gods of the old world (i.e. intelligent machines), capable of ending the long-lasting conflict that has been decimating both sides.
Aloy is a character that's hard not to like. She's not afraid of the challenges she poses and at the same time retains her humanity – she can afford sharp humor and typically human mistakes. Her ambiguous relationship with her mother figure could also an extremely interesting thread for viewers.
Denis Villeneuve as a potential director would provide the story with the right depth without unnecessary chest pounding. He would be able to make a film that's powerful and visually dazzling, and at the same time thought-provoking. I would die for a sci-fi movie like that, from the author of recent Dune.
Marek Jura | Gamepressure.com