Why Game Publishers Don’t Need Hollywood To Make A Movie

Ever wonder why game publishers don’t need Hollywood to make a movie, but they use movie studios anyway? The music industry is shaking in their boots right now because of what Chance the Rapper and Beyonce proved recently when they streamed the albums. Chance the Rapper proved you could win a grammy for best new album and Beyonce proved that you could sell lots more! The same could be said for game publishers who make these amazing games not to mention trailers!

Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake

Take a look at Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake… Anyone who watches or participates in E3 will know of all the games that come out first hand with amazing footage created by the publisher. This year’s E3 provided us with a first hand look at Capcom’s remake of their 1998 Resident Evil 2 game, which shot out with one of the finest trailers I’ve seen in a long time:

 

Worst Video Game-Inspired Films

As you can see in the above trailer, this could be the stuff of one of the gnarliest zombie movies ever!! But we’ll never get to see it because of the fact that game publishers choose to use movie studios. Some of the worst movies ever were video game-inspired films created by movie studios… Check out the list below:

  • 1993’s Super Mario Bros
  • 1994’s Double Dragon
  • 1994’s Street Fighter
  • 1995’s Mortal Kombat
  • 1997’s Mortal Kombat Annihilation
  • 2005’s Doom
  • 2005’s BloodRayne
  • 2007’s Hitman
  • 2008’s Max Payne
  • 2009’s Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li

Machinima’s Mortal Kombat Legacy

These movies were all done by Hollywood in collaboration with game publishers, who shouldn’t have placed their name on them… Now let’s talk about the productions that weren’t half bad, like Machinima’s Mortal Kombat Legacy. MKL was a web series created by Machinima, an entertainment company focused on gaming. The company creates dope content by way of manipulating video games in order to create animation. In 2011 Machinima released Mortal Kombate Legacy with real well-known actors like Michael Jai White, Mark Dacascos, Ian Anthony Dale, and Brian Tee.

Why game publishers don’t create a studio of their own to create their content the way it should be created, is beyond me! Why they feel the need to go across the street to make a movie is a travesty seeing that their expertise and technology they have far surpasses that of Hollywood. Game publishers don’t need Hollywood to make a movie

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