Your favorite game is becoming a movie/show. Who do you cast in the leading role?

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Live action video game adaptations are still a thing... in fact, they're more of a thing now than they have been in a while. If you were in charge of casting the adaptation of your favorite game, who would you pick? Have they done the character dirty in any previous attempts? What actors could best portray these pixels/polygons? Or should they just not do it at all?

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Dead Space and I would cast Oscar Isaac in the role of ...Isaac. Supporting role Laurence Fishburne for the commander guy who’s name escapes me.

Also - Michael Cera as Master Chief in the Halo movie

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My favorite game (right now) is Rocket League. The characters in that are like little egg people. I don't know who would make good egg people.

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Lance Reddick as Commander Zavala

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I think too many games are adapted for the wrong reasons - cinematic format/action packed/very popular - rather than some of the games where the concept or characters would make for something entertaining.

I'd love a well written "The Adventures of Guybrush Threepwood" series of The Secret of Monkey Island - wouldn't be too fussed who played him, I think it would be better served getting a great ensemble cast. As long as Pirates of the Caribbean played no influencing part on the production at all, I'm leaning more Muppets' Treasure Island.

Rebel Galaxy and the sequel (and even Hardspace Shipbreaker) could make for some quite good Dark Star, space trucker type stuff.

I loved Rango when that came out and had thought at the time that Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath would work pretty well as a film by that production team.

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Jeff Goldblum IS Sheogorath IN The Elder Scrolls: The Movie: The Game: The Movie.

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Ted Danson as the I-block, Adam Driver as the square-block, Tessa Thompson as the J-block, Sigourney Weaver as the L-block, Donna Bae as the s-block, and Patrick Stewart as the z-block,

I defy anyone to disagree with this casting.

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Hades right now, so...

  • Timothee Chalamet for Zagreus
  • Denzel Washington for Hades
  • Sigourney Weaver for Persephone
  • Glenn Close for Demeter
  • Chris Hemsworth for Ares
  • Scarlett Johansson for Dusa (voice)
  • Tilda Swinton for Chaos
  • Jeff Goldblum for Dionysus
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@humanity: Isaac as Isaac is a good pull! I can see it much easier than him as Solid Snake.

@rejizzle: I mean... I would watch it. Maybe not sober, but I would watch it.

@stantongrouse: Man, a Monkey Island animated series could be amazing with the right talent! I'm sure that's in a folder of rejected pitches in the Disney vault somewhere.

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I just pictured the Rocket League movie as a distant sequel in the Cars universe and I'm not sure how to feel.

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Michael Ironside doing his own stunts as Sam Fisher.

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Danny DeVito as Charlie Tunoku

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Just for the sheer audacity I'll take Xenogears with:

Steven Yeun as Fei Fong Wong

Emma Stone as Elly Van Houten

...and I have no thoughts about the rest except for maybe Dave Bautista as Rico Banderas, Paul Dano as Billy Lee Black and Cho Yeo-jeong if she can speak English (or maybe it's more interesting if she doesn't?) as Miang.

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Edward Norton is the right answer regardless of the game. He can play literally any role.

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my favorite game is Dark Souls and its protagonist is characterless. So... Mark Wahlberg?

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@development said:

my favorite game is Dark Souls and its protagonist is characterless. So... Mark Wahlberg?

I'm wicked good at lighting these bonfires bro.

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Edward Norton's gonna make a great Max Payne 2: The Fall fo Max Payne

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Nic Cage as Sonic the Hedgehog.

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#23  Edited By FacelessVixen  Online

Nobody wants a Fallout 4 TV show or movie, at least not with the same writing as the Fallout 4 that we all know. And Senran Kagura already has an anime adaptation, which seemed to be someone between "fine" and "okay" based on what little opinions I've seen on MAL.

Eh. Fuck it. Fallout 4's Nate as Mark Wahlberg. (...That's his name, right? I've only played as Nora.)

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Kevin Hart as JC Denton

The Rock as Paul Denton

Jack Black as Joseph Manderley

Cate Blanchette as Anna Navarre

Jamie Lee Curtis as ...Tracer Tong or something...

Eli Roth should direct and also play Walton Simons

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My first thought was Danny Devito as Fargoth in Morrowind. Really had no idea how many of you already picked him but I shouldn't be surprised.

Although he was way overused for a few years there, I could see Benedict Cumberbatch as G Man in Half-Life. Or Cate Blanchett (or similarly tall blonde actresses) as The Joy in Snake Eater.

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Jason Schwartzman as Deku Link.

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@habster3: G-Man's all about the odd delivery. He has to be otherworldly which might benefit from an actor who is genuinely shit. I don't usually endorse this but give Tommy Wisseau the work.

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@shindig: TW as G-Man could actually be really interesting. I met the guy like 6 years ago at a screening and he really is that strange (e.g. during Q&A he got upset with a woman for saying The Room came out "more than ten years ago" when it had "actually been 12 years" and ignored the rest of her question). Not sure how easy it would be for people to work with him, but he might be able to make it work.

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I find him to be a very shady character. A man who has become known for his incompetence but somehow made $6m to finance a film in the first place. And he still hasn't disclosed his real background.

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I resurrect Gregory Peck and have him play Master Chief.

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David Harbour as Barry Burton in Resident Evil

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Ashly Burch as Pavarti in Outer Worlds

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Jorge Garcia as Manny Calavera.

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90s David Hayter as Solid Snake.

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Crystalis for the NES and to play the purple haired hero I'd pick that guy who played Jon Snow

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XCOM, Premium Cable Show. A cast of unknowns peppered with some big names. Josh Brolin from 10 years ago portrays Central Officer Bradford. etc etc

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What Remains of Edith Finch. Zoe Kravitz and Lisa Bonet.