What do you do when you've got a hit new IP on your hands? The most immediate step differs from major publisher to major publisher. EA would take the IP and get a version playable for every platform on the market (go look up Dragon Age: Livejournal Adventures
and Dead Space: The PLAY-DOH Experience
if you don't believe me.) Activison, on the other hand, would keep making the same product, cramming as many conceivable celebrity cameos in to justify the rebranding (get ready, kids, here's Transformers: Battle for Counting Crows
, coming this fall!) before the license burned itself out. Nintendo, obviously, would immediately stuff the well-loved property into a high security vault and blot out any mention of its existence. But no matter who you are, there's an all-important step that you take when you've got a hot property like Robot Entertainment's dazzling iOS PVP game Hero Academy on your hands - LICENSE DEM MOVIE RIGHTS!
We here at NODJ figure it's only a matter of time before someone turns this game into a movie. Whether it's Uwe Boll or Paul WS Anderson is anyone's guess. But no matter who's at the helm, a casting director's gonna have their work cut out for them. So to celebrate the release of today's Dwarf team for the marvelous little mobile game, we're gonna shoulder some of the burden!
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ANOTHER creepy 50 year old child molester
Watching an actor bring a character to life before your eyes is amazing! Seeing Johnny Depp nail yet
leaves audiences enthralled and praying for more (sadly). However, while casting perfect actors is definitely an important part in nailing a video game adaptation movie, what is perhaps more important is securing a director who "gets" the source material:not a guy who just directs video game movies
. Also, a director who shows they have the capacity to cater to the genre can't hurt either right? Wes Anderson making a Contra movie is not what I'd consider a "good fit". So lets delve deeper into some of our favorite games and the directors who could make them work as a movie!
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talking about Fallout
Anyone who comes here enough knows I love getting TF2 into a post as much as AbortionFist likes
. So finally I can make a semi-relevant TF2 post! Oh yes, having your own blog is next to Godliness! It's no secret Valve's been pumping more personality into its (now) free-to-play online, team-based, hat-collection simulator for years. What started as a fairly shallow world of Pixar-ish characters killing each other has blossomed into one of the most instantly recognizable, and personality rich shooters, well, ever (sorry Duke Nukem, you're a one trick pony). So figuring that Hollywood would butcher a TF2 movie and decide to cast real life actors
, here is MY rundown for the cast of nine!
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Welcome to Friday, dear reader. Casting Call is a new feature where the NODJ think tank selects an established video game franchise that has yet to be properly butchered and re-composited as Hollywood cinematic trash. We take said franchise and figure out the ideal casting choices for said franchise, and distributes the results worldwide for easy understanding.
Our inaugural Casting Call is for Mass Effect
. With the third installment of this grandiose space drama on the way, it's only fitting that we brace ourselves for the eventuality of a film that captures the hearts of fans ... and then runs them over with a zamboni. Who deserves the honor of representing Commander Shepard and his crew of ne'er-do-wells? Read on!
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