The latest issues of Xbox Magazine and PSM3 put a real-life face to the characters of some of the most widely-received games in the industry. The magazines list the casts and crews for nine games that players would like to see translated to film.
In a series of What If? images, mock-up movie posters were created that illustrate Hollywood heavyweights such as Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Worthington, and more. Each featured movie, which includes Bioshock and Heavy Rain, is actually in development, as ComputerAndVideogames.com reports.
Hollywood has recently been looking to the video game industry to cure the box office woes. Last year, attendance decreased to its lowest level in 16 years. Games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 have made $1 billion in a little more than two weeks, making it one of the biggest launches in any entertainment medium.
Speculations about stars fit for the screen-adaptations include Tom Cruise as Ezio in an Assassin's Creed film directed by Tony Scott. Matthew Fox as Commander Shepherd of the Mass Effect franchise could prove to be an interesting role as well. But the true allure seems to be the idea of Olivia Wilde starring in a Tomb Raider reboot, the gaming site reported.
After landing a role in TRON: Legacy, attention shifted toward Wilde portraying the PlayStation-originated role. Images surfaced in February 2011 of Wilde in what appeared to be Tomb Raider apparel, but to no avail.
Hey Internet, I'm not the new Lara Croft, she tweeted in October to subdue rumors.
Rounding up every last fact and half-truth, each of the posters steers as close to reality as possible, CVG writes when referring to the images. Although there's a healthy dose of creative license. But be honest: Ryan Reynolds as Nathan Drake, and Sam Worthington as Master Chief? It makes sense.
Despite the Internet buzz circulating about these films, there isn't much information on concrete projects. The Internet Movie Database listing for an Assassin's Creed venture includes nothing but fan opinions on the message boards, with a tentative date of 2014. The Tomb Raider page is in similar condition, but with a launch timeframe of 2013. The only potential movie with a tidbit of production information is Mass Effect, which boasts a supposed 2012 release date with Mark Vanderloo credited as Commander Shephard and Camryn Grimes as the female counterpart.