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    The Last of Us (HBO/Kantemir Balagov)

    I normally wouldn't make a thread on a video game adaptation... but

    1. Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann is writing the screenplay
    2. It's being produced by Sam Raimi

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    I hope they get an actress that looks just like Ellen Page to play the part.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    I hope they get an actress that looks just like Ellen Page to play the part.
    Not Ellen Page herself though. Wouldn't want to alienate the bigot demographic.

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    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    Not Ellen Page herself though. Wouldn't want to alienate the bigot demographic.
    The only movies I watch with lesbians are porno movies.

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    I'm down.

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    Could be great... But what could the movie do that the game didn't?

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    Hugh Jackman seems to be the only man on Earth who can play Joel at the moment. But if I may diverge from the beaten path:

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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    Hugh Jackman seems to be the only man on Earth who can play Joel at the moment. But if I may diverge from the beaten path:

    I always thought Brolin would be a great Joel.
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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Could be great... But what could the movie do that the game didn't?
    Be entertaining?

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    Hugh Jackman and someone like Shailene Woodley seem great.

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    I'm not sure if someone as big as Jackman would do this. Even with Raimi producing, he's not a stranger to associating himself with horror-tinged stuff without A-list casts. I don't know what ballpark budget they have in mind for this, but I can't shake the idea that it'll probably be someone like the dude from Grimm in the lead (and particularly him since he looks exactly like the character in the game, if a bit younger).

    Ellie is a different story, since any logical recognizable choice would likely have to age up the character a bit (from what, 14 years old?). I could see actresses like Chloe Moretz and Maisie Williams being who they try to go after, and them each doing very good jobs.
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    Speed Racer (Wachowski/Wachowski, 2008)
    Safe (Haynes, 1995)
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Parker, 1999)
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    Bad Trip (Sakurai, 2020)
    What's Up Doc? (Bogdanovich, 1972)
    Diva (Beineix, 1981)
    Delicatessen (Caro/Jeunet, 1991)
    The Hunger (Scott, 1983)
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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Hugh Jackman and someone like Shailene Woodley seem great.
    Hah, this was posted when she was poised to be the next big thing, before she attached herself to a terrible franchise than completely tanked her demand.
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    I have yet to see a good video game movie, and neither of those names scream "instant win!" to me.

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    Maisie Williams definitely does as far as I'm concerned, but I really don't need to see this movie. I played the game, which was really a cinematic enough experience.

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    Eh...it wouldn't be the first time a video game movie got a great actor and ended up still sucking the big one.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Eh...it wouldn't be the first time a video game movie got a great actor and ended up still sucking the big one.
    Hmmm. Great actor? Great actor... Great actor... Oh I got it. Sir Ben Kingsley in Prince of Persia!
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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Hmmm. Great actor? Great actor... Great actor... Oh I got it. Sir Ben Kingsley in Prince of Persia!
    Hey now! Let's not forget Sir Ben in Uwe Boll's Bloodrayne!

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    Pretty sure he meant Ben Kingsley as Big Bertha in Super Mario Brothers.



    Guy's a pro.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Hmmm. Great actor? Great actor... Great actor... Oh I got it. Sir Ben Kingsley in Prince of Persia!
    I'm confused...are you saying PoP was a good movie?

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    Still waiting for a truly great videogame movie. So my philosophy is: the more they crank out, the bigger the chance someone's gonna get it right.
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    • Jungle Cruise (Collet-Serra, 2021) ✦½ [-]
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    • Eternals (Zhao, 2021) ✦½ [+]
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    Like K-Fan said, I think Last of Us is cinematic enough already that there's really nothing that a movie can do to improve on it.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Like K-Fan said, I think Last of Us is cinematic enough already that there's really nothing that a movie can do to improve on it.
    Why does it have to improve on it? Yes, we're going from a visual medium to a visual medium, which is different going from novel to movie, but i still feel there's a chance both can coexist although it would be cool if they could subvert certain expectations in subtle ways such as when starbuck in the new BG turned out to be not a dude.
    [+] closer to next rating / [-] closer to previous rating

    • The Power of the Dog (Campion, 2021) ✦✦✦✦
    • The Harder They Fall (Samuel, 2021) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • Oscar (Molinaro, 1967) ✦½ [-]
    • Jungle Cruise (Collet-Serra, 2021) ✦½ [-]
    • The Last Duel (Scott, 2021) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Eternals (Zhao, 2021) ✦½ [+]
    • Raya and the Last Dragon (Estrada/Hall, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Ritchie, 2015) ✦✦ [+]
    • Luca (Casarosa, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Sex Education (S3) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • No Time to Die (Fukunaga, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Malignant (Wan, 2021) ✦✦½ [+]
    • Dune (Villeneuve, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Cretton, 2021) ✦✦ [-]
    • Dark (S1) ✦✦✦½ [+]


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    http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/new...ie-development

    Neil Druckmann says the project is sort of in limbo, no work's been done for the past year and a half.
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    • The Power of the Dog (Campion, 2021) ✦✦✦✦
    • The Harder They Fall (Samuel, 2021) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • Oscar (Molinaro, 1967) ✦½ [-]
    • Jungle Cruise (Collet-Serra, 2021) ✦½ [-]
    • The Last Duel (Scott, 2021) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Eternals (Zhao, 2021) ✦½ [+]
    • Raya and the Last Dragon (Estrada/Hall, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Ritchie, 2015) ✦✦ [+]
    • Luca (Casarosa, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Sex Education (S3) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • No Time to Die (Fukunaga, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Malignant (Wan, 2021) ✦✦½ [+]
    • Dune (Villeneuve, 2021) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Cretton, 2021) ✦✦ [-]
    • Dark (S1) ✦✦✦½ [+]


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    HBO's Adapting it and a very apt director for the The Pilot is CHERNOBYL's Johan Renck

    https://discussingfilm.net/2020/06/0...ive-interview/
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    HBO's Adapting it and a very apt director for the The Pilot is CHERNOBYL's Johan Renck

    https://discussingfilm.net/2020/06/0...ive-interview/
    HBO, nice. Could be the best video game adaptation then.

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