Top 10 Video Game Movies That Need To Be Made Or: Hey, Baby, Wanna Sit On My Casting Couch?

No.5 F.E.A.R.

FEAR, Alma screenshot

The plot:

Creepy black-haired ghost girl inspired by Asian horror flicks keeps showing up to haunt operative during high-risk anti-terrorist mission. Just another day at the office.

Why it could work:

Horror movies are a dime a dozen. Horror action movies, however, are a much rarer breed, with James Cameron’s Aliens as perhaps the purest example of the genre. When was the last time you saw an action movie that had its hero wrestling with apparitions in between dodging explosions?

Why it might not work:

The raven-haired ghost girl theme is so last decade (The Ring, The Grudge) and the game’s central conceit, its main character’s ability to enter a sort of bullet-time, was old when The Matrix was still in theaters. Plus, the main thrust of the story concerns an abused young woman with psychic powers going on a rampage. Been there, done that. Carrie, anyone?

Who should be involved:

What’s Hideo Nakata doing these days? He directed the original Japanese version of The Ring, as well as the sequel to the American remake, so he’s no stranger to F.E.A.R.’s main themes. As for the principal character, it depends on which of the franchise’s two heroes will be chosen to star. The original F.E.A.R. starred the completely silent Point Man, who didn’t get a face until the recently released F.E.A.R 3, where he looked a bit like a disheveled Christian Bale. Meanwhile, F.E.A.R 2‘S protagonist, Michael Becket, could easily be played by Clive Owen.

Point Man and Michael Becket. Batman and King Arthur?

The potential:

Middle of the road. You got your action movie in my horror flick! No, you got your horror movie in my action flick! The game’s bipolar nature might rub audiences the wrong way.

The next one is also a Megadeth song title…

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