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Monkey Island movie

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If there ever was to be a MI movie, would you guys want a live action or CGI movie?

I personally, think a live action film can be done in the right hands, and would prefer it.

What do you guys reckon? And oooooooh, who could play the parts?

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  • I would say CGI, most definitely.

    I just think that a live-action film could go wrong too easily. It would probably be incredibly difficult to find actors that portray the characters accurately, and it would probably result in the film feeling too distant from the games.

    Whereas, with an animated film, the makers can make the characters look however they want, they can hire the same voice cast as they had for 'Curse' (which had the best voicework out of all of the games), and they could also create a cool artistic style that they wouldn't be able to achieved with a live action adaptation.

  • Yeh I see where your coming from, it would be alot easier to make a CGI film.

  • But, I'm curious to know that say, if there was a live action film of MI being made, who could pull off THreepwood etc?

  • If heard a few people say Neil Patrick Harris. He wouldn't be perfect, but I can't really think of anyone better.

  • Ha, thats actually an excellent choice to be honest, I can see him now with a ponytail and a goatie. Who came up with him?

    I would really want a less known actor to play Threepwood, you know, not some big Hollywood star, so I think Neil Patrick Harris would fit the role well, well, by looks alone at least. His voice is probably suited to it as well.

    What about Lechuck? How about Brian Blessed lol?

  • There was a thread just for Neil Patrick Harris as Guybrush.

    And I even found the thread. :)
    http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16542

  • I think it's possible. Hollywood is usually pretty generic in what it does. Right now there's a new pirates movie coming out, if they took the right approach I don't see why they couldn't make a Monkey Island movie.

    The only challenge is marketability, they have to make a movie that reintroduces you to all of the characters for a newer, larger, audience. They have to in effect start at the beginning and advertise the movie in a way that's not too campy and cartoon so that other people will be interested and want to go see it.

    Monkey Island is a large franchise and it has many fans, but it's a ooold franchise. Thank God for Tales. I think from a hollywood stand point they would want to bring in a new audience, younger audience so in effect not only would the movie have to become a hybrid that's serious but you'd also have to balance camp and cartoon tastefully, whilst not disappointing older fans.

    LOL, contradiction, intentional.

  • I hear what your saying, but who cares about the masses? I think the movie should be made with just the fans in mind.

    I think tho if done rightly Hollywood would make big bucks out of it and but thats all it'll ever be about with those hollow morons.

    Still, (and I'm contradicting myself a bit here as well,) it would be cool for people who know nothing (if not much) about MI to see a MI movie and become a fan.

    But in all reality, I cant see Hollywood being loyal to the franchise at all.

    Even a fan-made movie with a decent budget would more than likely be better than say a 200 million budget Hollywood version, as think of all the love and attention to detail it would have.

  • @Lonnie said: I hear what your saying, but who cares about the masses? I think the movie should be made with just the fans in mind.

    I think tho if done rightly Hollywood would make big bucks out of it and but thats all it'll ever be about with those hollow morons.

    Still, (and I'm contradicting myself a bit here as well,) it would be cool for people who know nothing (if not much) about MI to see a MI movie and become a fan.

    But in all reality, I cant see Hollywood being loyal to the franchise at all.

    Even a fan-made movie with a decent budget would more than likely be better than say a 200 million budget Hollywood version, as think of all the love and attention to detail it would have.

    I'm all for a fan version. You might even fly the idea by these forums. There are a lot of active fans here who do lots of fan works. The guys who do the I Wonder What happens films might be interested in doing a few fan films.

    But, to be honest in this case I rather see it live action, just how I feel about it, because I've seen lots of animated fan works, which are great but Im in the mood for something different.

    Silver wolf pet is some sort of comedic actor if I remember right, he might be able to take on the role of Guybrush. The effects, etc etc, could be done by some one like majus, if he had time, I'd imagine.

    There is a monkey island one play that came out a few years ago, you can probably find it on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R91iBFsdrvI

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