Mechwarrior: The Movie Rumored in the Works

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deadlockedworld

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"penned the screenplay for 300 and came up with the story for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" So essentially it will be all CGI with no plot whatsoever? Those are not movies I would brag about for the writing.

Maybe if they hired someone intelligent to write a script. (JJ Abrams?)
 

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With Michael Gordon I think the movie actually stands a chance. Sure he has had a few misses but by and large most of his scripts have been downright awesome. (At least the few i know of)
 
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Hope it doesn't go the way of "Wing Commander" one of the greatest gaming series...and a horrible horrible cheese movie.
 

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[citation][nom]deadlockedworld[/nom]"penned the screenplay for 300 and came up with the story for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" So essentially it will be all CGI with no plot whatsoever? Those are not movies I would brag about for the writing.Maybe if they hired someone intelligent to write a script. (JJ Abrams?)[/citation]

GI Joe I agree with. However for 300 sure the action was great but it was the writing/emotion and overall feeling behind the movie that made it something special. Any movie could have pulled off the action in 300, but not many could have made you want to actually jump into the movie and help these guys out.
 

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Can we have a good movie please? I'd like a movie with a great story, actors that are great actors, not for just looks, and ease up on the CGI.
 

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I would *HOPE* they would be smart and use some of the novels from Stackpole as a soild basis of the movie.

Personaly I would be very pleased if they used the Blood of Kerensky novels. It introduces the Clans, gives several storylines, good beginning, and several plot twists for later on if they continue to make more of them.

If they started earlier, you only have to conflict between the houses and no "ultimate threat" and I dont believe that going all the way back to the 1st Star League would give enough options for extra movies unless they did a time lapse (100 years later) thing.

 

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They should get some people who actually have played and enjoyed the game to make the movie. If they don't, I am expecting just another flop watered down for the masses.
 

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[citation][nom]khromer[/nom]Hope it doesn't go the way of "Wing Commander" one of the greatest gaming series...and a horrible horrible cheese movie.[/citation]

Yes I hope the Mechwarrior movie will be good and not Gouda...
 

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While I'm starving for anything Mechwarrior, given the long drought, I'm understandably ambivolent about any movie made from a video game. They just do not have a good track record. And, yes, Megan Fox is a must.
 

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[citation][nom]khromer[/nom]Hope it doesn't go the way of "Wing Commander" one of the greatest gaming series...and a horrible horrible cheese movie.[/citation]
Oh, man, I hear you! Hell they could have patched together the cut-scenes from WC III and WC IV and they would have ended up with a better movie! To be sure, the games had a much better cast (though I do like Matthew Lillard and Jurgen Prochnow).
 

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I will probably see it at the theaters if they make it. I just don't see what kind of story a Mechwarrior movie could have that would make it any good. I'm going to see it because of big giant robots fighting.

Exciting news... :)
 

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[citation][nom]jellico[/nom]Oh, man, I hear you! Hell they could have patched together the cut-scenes from WC III and WC IV and they would have ended up with a better movie! To be sure, the games had a much better cast (though I do like Matthew Lillard and Jurgen Prochnow).[/citation]

Heck, they have Mark Hamill and Ginger Lynn in WC3! You can only get better than that if Chris Robert dares to put R+ content.
 

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Unless someone says the line "Torso Twist" I'm gonna demand my money back. I never got torso twist working properly with keyboard control, and my joystick wasn't supported.

And as for Megan Fox, does she have to try to act, or do we just get to stare at her?
 

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Dude, they realy have to do it right. The MW franchise is so huge that they could spawn a lot of movies with it. All it needs is good actors and a good script. However, I think it might be a bit too geek to make the cut for more than 2-3 movies. Maybe if they spin it off like Stargate into a TV series after the first movie?
 
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