Probably to capitalize and cash in on the 20th Anniversary.I don't know why TPCi decided to do this.
Yeah. Just a bidding war is happening doesn't mean the project will go all the way.Granted, just because a studio obtains the rights and considers a making a movie out of it, doesn't mean it is guaranteed to happen. But given how aggressive the bidding is, the winner would probably make full use of it...
Yeah, that's also what I saw when reading it. We may want to clear that up.Just a minor suggestion-the Bulbanews article could be more clear in that the original source mentions a live-action movie. From an initial reading it sounded like they were bidding on the rights for the existing animated film series.
This is exactly the issue I have with this. Even movie adaptions that use full CGI with no live-action segments tend to do a very poor job, like the Astro Boy movie. Almost every attempt I have seen of adapting video games and sometimes cartoons to the big screen has massively failed or at least been dissatisfying., more often than not the former. It just seems like the big screen is incapable of producing a decent adaption that respects the original source material. You've already described the issues I have with many of them; edgy and "thriller" being two.@Lone_Garurumon To be fair, The Last Airbender is a western show, but it just goes to show that a live-action movie of anything pretty much spells trouble. I don't think I've ever seen a live-action movie based off an animation or video game that was good. They all seem to want to give this edgy vibe to light-hearted, family friendly games and shows that just doesn't work. If a property is already dark to begin with, they tend to screw it up in some other way like making their own vision of what they saw in the original property, and usually it goes completely against the source material.
Not Pixar, but Wreck-It-Ralph was a pretty good movie that did give the games it featured some justice. Supposedly they want to incorporate Mario in the sequel.Sometimes I think it would be a great idea if Pixar made movies about 5 Nintendo franchises (Mario,The legend of Zelda, Starfox, Metroid and Pokémon ). I know some of you could argue it would be a bad idea. But it surely is better than what's happening right now.
I think the reason Wreck-It-Ralph works is because it doesn't try to pretend to be anything else other than a movie about a video game.Not Pixar, but Wreck-It-Ralph was a pretty good movie that did give the games it featured some justice. Supposedly they want to incorporate Mario in the sequel.