ThirtyFiveMinutesAgo wrote:Age of Apocalypse? There are far too many plot threads. Even if you were able to weave them together coherently the budget would be over $200,000,000 if you wanted high quality special effects.
Video games are (empirically) bad source material for movies.
I see your point in a way but there is a way this could work: They could make the Age Of Apocalypse like a Star Wars-lite epic that could be broken down into different movies. However as you pointed out, the budgeting would be the main issue and I am not sure Disney and Marvel would be willing to take that risk. If that hurdle were to be overcome then I might see it working.
As for videogames, you are right for the most part as almost all of them that are made into movies suck ass. However, this is mostly due to hack writers who don't know anything about the videogames they are writing. If they could get writers and directors who understand how to make them properly then it would make a difference.