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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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  • 2D animation would work the best, no doubt, it'd be just like Peter Pan!

  • I think animated would suit Monkey Island's style best.

    I actually some time ago created a thread about transferring some MI concepts into a Monkey Island movie:
    http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20338

    And the ideas in that thread were met pretty positively (though some of them still need fleshing out), but still I will say something - for all the 'it wouldn't resemble Monkey Island a bit!' complainers that could appear - to make a good adaptation which would suit EVERYONE, changes MUST be done because ALL entertainment mediums are different, and trying to fully replicate something from one medium in another is actually the biggest mistake one can make. The amount of changes depends on the work itself, and the only game in the series with a story/screenplay which can be transferred to a movie medium with little changes is actually ToMI. Replications of SoMI, MI2, CoMI and EMI just won't work. And the fact that the MI play is a very entertaining homage to the first Monkey Island game (I personally enjoyed it very much) doesn't make it a good theatrical adaptation of the MI game in a universal sense - great for fans, not so for the general audience. I think I've said more words than I should have had to explain my point, but I think I make my point pretty clear.

  • CGI for me. Make it a live action film and it might look too much of a POTC ripoff.

  • Jerry Bruckheimer presents Tales of Monkey Island™ Starring Nicholas Cage as Guybrush Threepwood, Megan Fox as Elaine, Mickey Rourke as Lechuck. Guest appearence by Johnny Depp as Murray.


    No just no....

  • @Mermaid said: CGI for me. Make it a live action film and it might look too much of a POTC ripoff.

    Which was itself a Monkey Island ripoff :x
    I think it'd be best in CGI, with the original voice actors.

  • Which was itself a Monkey Island ripoff :x

    Monkey Island is a game which is based on On Stranger Tides and takes inspiration from Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

    Pirates of the Caribbean is a movie based on Pirates of the Caribbean ride which also takes inspiration from On Stranger Tides.

    The only other thing is that the writers of PotC are the same that one day pitched the MI movie, but still... You shouldn't call it a rip-off.

  • Hey there,

    I gathered some info and wrote THIS on the Tales of MI blog. People did have a go at Pirates fan-made movies... just check it out and discuss!

    I linked this thread in the blog post, to spread the word :)

    Dodoo, thank you for the kind words. I do believe, however, that this project is far beyond our capabilities. Financially speaking.

    Besides, I think Majus looks more like Guybrush than I do. However, I think I'd make a pretty decent Stan, if I lose a few pounds. :p

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    Majus Telltale Staff

    @Silverwolfpet said: Besides, I think Majus looks more like Guybrush than I do.


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  • I think that Tim Curry would be a great LeChuck.

  • Quite frankly, I think that voice is the most important part for a potential LeChuck. Because, with special/digital effects, film-makers are able to do almost anything that they want visually. I mean, look how Bill Nighy was transformed into Davy Jones in 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.

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