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June 13, 2006 6:33:39 PM

Carl Obremski and Dean Devlin are pushing for a Mechwarrior Movie. Obremski announced the project sometime in 2003, but has development trouble due to a lack of support. Please, anyone who is a battletech fan or just wants to see a mechwarrior movie, you can help by clicking the link below and signing the petition to get the movie into theaters.

www.mechwarriormovie.com

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June 14, 2006 6:34:11 PM

Did it a while ago. I'm afraid the demand for such a title is slowly dwindling since a new Mechwarrior game hasn't really come along since MW4 Mercenaries...or arguably Lone Wolf. Shame--I was looking forward to it too :cry: 
June 15, 2006 5:02:14 AM

I did not know Mercenaries was called Lone Wolf. Thanks to all who signed
the petition. The producers are looking to put get atleast 100,000 votes, which at the time of this writing they hold 2691 of those votes. The producers are a preparing a 10 minute mechwarrior film which they plan to showcase to the big movie guys along with the petition. There has got to be a way to get support! I have some ideas. I have a lot of free time this summer as school's out.
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June 15, 2006 11:50:50 AM

Just FYI--MechAssault 2 was called Lone Wolf. It was out for XBox in early 2005, thus it was the latest Mechwarrior. Then again, it was only for XBox and not PC, so some people say it "doesn't count". To me it does as it has a new storyline around it that lines up with the books though.
June 15, 2006 12:05:03 PM

jeez cant belive mechwarrior is still going!
October 10, 2007 3:06:41 PM

Hi All
Ive heard alot of chatter over the internet of a possible future Mechwarrior film, just hoping that Transformers wasnt the replacement idea lol. At anyrate if there is any truth to the rumours, i think personally it would be a sensational idea and a sound investment. If one was to stand back and look at all the profit Microsoft, WizKids, Fasa, Microprose, Activision and their respected trademarks and copyrights not to mention countless other game machine console companies have made just off the name Mechwarrior since its better than 20 year old beginings, any fool could see that Mechwarrior is a mega-million dollar industry and that a film would be a record breaking blockbuster. Needless to say that the same consumers that invested their funds in the Mechwarrior series over the years would definately support any such film. Ive been corresponding with others that fell the same way and we fill that the film should not only evolve around the game makers storyline but also that of the untold number of fans that have bought, played and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars of their on money developing online multiplayer clans and their respected clan websites(UE,DDK,ICM,RW,URG,WPPC and many others...). As follows i listed a small fraction of the masses of those who still play and invest in the franchise , Mechwarrior, across the globe: http://groups.msn.com/101rstInterceptorsClanOfMerx http://thecoop.conforums.com/index.cgi www.mektek.net www.mechwarriorleagues.com and there are millions of other sites out there still playing an supporting Mechwarrior. Thanx to all {ICM}THE JUDGE founder of the once largest and oldest known multiplayer online clan 101rst InterceptorsClanOfMerx
October 10, 2007 8:47:44 PM

The problem is going to be that a full-on Mechwarrior movie that deals with all the mythology of inner-sphere clans and all that will need a budget of between $150 and $200 million. Movies based on video games are falling out of favor (just look how the Halo and Gears of War projects have all but died). This is a long shot but I'd love to see it.
October 10, 2007 11:16:49 PM

tmeacham said:
The problem is going to be that a full-on Mechwarrior movie that deals with all the mythology of inner-sphere clans and all that will need a budget of between $150 and $200 million. Movies based on video games are falling out of favor (just look how the Halo and Gears of War projects have all but died). This is a long shot but I'd love to see it.


well I've heard the Halo movie is starting back up, idk I rather have a Halo movie b4 a Mechwarrior movie
October 11, 2007 6:49:19 PM

I'd really love to see a Mechwarrior movie if it would be anything close to the intro movie in Mech Commander 1. ;) 
October 11, 2007 10:02:42 PM

Though I'd rather see more Mechwarrior/Mechcommander Video games first, Big Baby Carmack and I are in favor of more cinematic robot on robot action. And not in the Japanese Hentai way.

Just please, don't make another Robot Jox.
February 19, 2008 3:32:24 AM

:hello: 
The MechWarrior Movie link no longer works.
Don't worry, it did not just go away. It will change into something new.

FASA - did go away - thanks for all the innovation and the fun memories.

MechWarrior 4 - NBT-Hardcore (NetBattleTech)
Download a 2 CD ROM add-on to MW4.

VirtualWorld.COM - new updates, new mechs licensed for Virtual Reality Simulators.

If anything new pops up regarding the movie and MW5, please let me know.
February 19, 2008 9:20:15 AM

bourgeoisdude said:
Did it a while ago. I'm afraid the demand for such a title is slowly dwindling since a new Mechwarrior game hasn't really come along since MW4 Mercenaries...or arguably Lone Wolf. Shame--I was looking forward to it too :cry: 


Yeah but if there was another game, and it was well done, it would sell by the truckload and have dedicated hard-core types play it online for like 5-6 years. Giant robots are always appealing lol.

Im against a film, it would just come out like the doom film, i.e. sh#t.
February 19, 2008 10:15:40 AM

old thread.. anyway..

After watching Transformers, I could a big budget MW work, at 150$-200$ mil, which probably no studio would go for.
February 19, 2008 11:37:32 PM

The success of Transformers is exactly why they will put that into BattleTech, RoboTech, and the other one.
:lol: 
But, don't expect anything until Spring 2009.


Just think, Burger King can sell the minatures for kids to paint... . :non: 
Or maybe... TGIF will sell the official Cy Beer (Cy Beer was on one of the MW video clips). :sarcastic: 

Also: UTube - BattleTech the Cartoon series - Best cartoon for story content - too bad they can't update the graphics and re-release it
February 21, 2008 5:24:41 PM

I still have my " the mech collection" and MW4 Vengance boxes and I love the game, if they'd make a sequel I'd buy it
February 22, 2008 3:29:09 PM

gone fishin' said:
I still have my " the mech collection" and MW4 Vengance boxes and I love the game, if they'd make a sequel I'd buy it


I agree I still play MW4 now and then and I really hope they make a 5 I'd buy it the first day its out.

A movie would be cool to, Battletech has such a huge and deep story line that they could make a good movie or more about part of it.
February 23, 2008 12:55:58 AM

Well, the certified movie script was available on the net for a while. Kind of ruins it for me (then again, I am very forgetful and Spring 2009 is a ways off).
The script is no longer available for viewing.
Can only hope that this will lead to MW5 as the follow on to the movie.
February 23, 2008 1:29:41 PM

can you think of an exception?
every movie of every game sucked. and vice-versa.
you just can't recreate that same magic.
February 23, 2008 3:46:56 PM

Part of the difference here is that Mechwarrior is not just a video game series.

It is also an enormous library of novels, roleplaying material, tabletop games, future history, and ideas. Just pick a novel and adapt it to a movie or write a new script based on the immense lore and story you have to work with.

To say that a Mechwarrior would fail because it is a video game movie would be about the same as saying the X-Men movie would fail because it was about a video game. Neither is true.
February 23, 2008 6:21:27 PM

Quote:
It is also an enormous library of novels, roleplaying material, tabletop games, future history, and ideas. Just pick a novel and adapt it to a movie or write a new script based on the immense lore and story you have to work with.


think of it like the star wars franchise. there is a crapload of stuff that they could do movies and stuff on. a little bit further in the past, Sonic the hedgehog had is own TV show
February 24, 2008 12:53:06 PM

One of the exceptions of a movie about a video game that became a fantastic movie
I remember the absolute excitement of
The movie
:love:  TRON :love: 



Then again...
I wonder if I am associating my memory of that movie with the girl from my college dormatory that I took on a date to that movie?
OK, maybe TRON wasn't alll that great... Now that I try to think about it, I can't remember the TRON movie itself at all. Actually, now that I remember, it was so bad that we left and ....
Nevermind, I will think of another example.
February 24, 2008 1:19:16 PM

Re: I still have my " the mech collection" and MW4 Vengance boxes and I love the game, if they'd make a sequel I'd buy it

http://www.netbattletech.com/nbt-hc/

NBT-HardCore Highlights
Access to the Clan & IS Pack 'Mechs for all users
Brand New Game Balance System built directly into the MW4 code
More "Simulation Feel" to the MW4 game engine
Dynamic Online Starmap representing the BattleTech universe
New 'Mechs and Weapons introduced as the league evolves
Direct tie-ins between the league dynamic and the game itself
In-depth role-playing environment based upon the 3067 BTech timeline
14 Dedicated Servers for League battles and Voice Comms
and much, much more...

If you have the MW4 Mercenaries -
This site has two free zipped files (for making 2 CD ROMS - they are big) that will update all the other packs.
The upgrade to MW4 are ... well just huge.
The support of the members is really good.
The directions... could be better, but once you get through it, it works really well

Playing on a league play - The neat thing is that a 56K modem works just great. In fact, if you have high speed internet, the best setting is still 56K on the game. Not much binary infor going across the line.
In a league play, we played Russins. The challange was that only one spoke English (kind of). We understood them to say that they had 3 players networked to one single 56K line.
Even if you don't play on-line, the maps and new mechs and updated graphics created by members are great fun to review.
It is all free. Members donate to support it.
My little technology enterprise licenses the developments to upgrade our BattleTech Simulators.
Here are some photos at www.VirtualWorld.com

February 24, 2008 1:28:33 PM

Sounds pretty good. Maybe I'll look for it next time I'm bored and looking for something new to play. I'd still rather see a new Mechwarrior or Mech Commander come out ;-).
February 25, 2008 6:17:14 AM

Riva2model64 i will rip you a new ******* in the mechwarrior game, i was ranked 17th in the world back in 2002 my friend.
February 25, 2008 2:13:51 PM

Riva2model64... 'the producers' i feel a song coming on...
February 25, 2008 11:21:49 PM

I started playing Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance because of this thread. I've had the game for years and never played it. Its fun as hell and takes me way back to my old Mechwarrior 2 days. I can't wait for the Mecwarrior: Living Legends Crysis Mod to be completed. It looks like it will be amazing. The Crysis Engine + Battletech = Badass + crappy framerates, just like Mechwarrior 2 in 3D circa 1997. In MW:LL you actually get to pilot tanks, aerotech fighters, elementals and of course battle mechs. You also get to run around as a foot soldier. Staring down the barrel of a PPC will be an all new experience on foot. I can't wait.

http://www.mechlivinglegends.net/
Anonymous
March 7, 2009 12:08:19 PM

If you really want to know how badly I want to see a mechwarrior movie consider this, I've already writen the script! I've even fixed the small isues that keep people from geting into the story. I have played all the mechwarrior games, and no I don't mean mecha like so many others. This is because I enjoy the games and the fact that it is not as far fetched as so many other games like ac or crome dogs. I am also a reader of the books. Currently I am on heritics faith in the dark age saga.
Well that's enough rambleing on about how much I want to see a good mechwarrior movie. I am simply casting my vote that a mechwarrior movie be created. However, special considerations have to be made in the process to not only pay tribute to the origonal story, but get fresh minds conected to it.
I am still waiting for the next game to come out. I just hope it's better that mechassault. That game was just too rushed to make a buck, and turned too many people off to mechs.
I would like to be a part of the making of the movie or game if possible. Even if I'm not I will still enjoy the movie or next game.
P.S. TO any rip off artists that try and steal my ideas for the movie away remember. If you scan my computer you won't find it because I keep it on a piece of removable media. I've also poor man's copyrighted it. Food for thought.
March 8, 2009 3:46:03 PM

The battle for the IP rights goes on.
It is too bad that most marketing groups only understand the quick buck mentality.
MW 5 was killed because marketing realized most players would be over 25.
Yep, your over the hill and need to be put out on the farm in the minds of gaming companies.

I saw Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry on tour years ago at college after Star Trek was cancled.
His tour was just a small article in the Big 8 school paper, the place was packed of course.
A summery of Mr. Roddenberry discussion was:
- Polls showed that Start Trek was a huge success considering the numbers that watched
- Advertisement (he called it soap Tide, Procter And Gamble, Cheer...) was geared for 8 th grade education
- Star Trek had an average "college education" audience
- From a record number of actual letters - the public wanted stories with some intelligence
- Soap advertisers complained that they spend money, college educated people did not go and buy their products
- Soap advertisers would not even consider changing advertisement to meet the audience mentality
- Star Trek was cancled due to advertisement sponsors.
- TV porducers only listen to advertisers, they won't consider anything else

Today, we see the tame thing with Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and the rest. It is the Hollywood mentality.
Short term profits rule. Look what it did for the Newspaper industry.

I want to see a movie and new media with a story as well.
Whatever investor figures this out will do much better than Transformers or even Star Wars.
Some justice: Steve Speilburg is reported to have a billion or more tied up in that Ponzi scam artist. All just part of a "quick buck" mentality that rules Hollywood. He looked at the quick buck instead of looking at the content of the investment.
Anonymous
March 8, 2009 5:29:46 PM

Somebody should just remind them that the fan base of old will most likely bring thier kids, and the special effects will pull in the teenagers. THey will get their quick buck. However, a mech movie will only open the flood gates. SOmeone should remind these folks that we are not older, we just have more money to spend(hint hint).
March 26, 2009 7:37:19 PM

I am alifelong Battleteck or Mechwarrior fan, since I first discovered the game. The mechwarrior movie will pull in all of the fans, like me, of the game. The studios will make their money back in a hurry. As the above postt suggest the mackwarrior are older and have more money to spend. I have heard rumers of a Battletech or Mechwarrior TV series to go along with the movie. I for one would like to see the both, movie and TV series. Thank you.
August 15, 2009 5:09:10 PM

Aug 2009 - News
Now, this is not the same old BattleTech (Mech Warrior) you were use to. Developers have a huge MOD added in.

They have been wonderful enough to support the Virtual Reality Cockpit Simulators seen at VirtualWorld dot com as well.

Some more big news as well... more later

MechWarrior to be Distributed Free on BattleTech.com

In honor of BattleTech's 25th anniversary, Smith & Tinker has authorized MekTek.net and MekTek Studios to distribute MechWarrior 4 (along with its expansion packs) completely free. For years, MekTek.net has been the central point for online distribution of MechWarrior 4 expansion packs. Now they can provide the core game free to the fans as well. Keep an eye on BattleTech.com – the free download will be available soon!

August 15, 2009 5:12:28 PM

OK, has anyone seen the Smith & Tinker barker for the new version?
It will be released on both XBox and PC.

UTube has a new barker of it as well.
Maybe later, I will be allowed to discuss some of the new generation features that will change the way you pilot a Mech.
Virtual World dot com - community forum has up to date information available for release.
I will give you a hint - its time for a PC Hardware upgrae!
August 15, 2009 5:13:30 PM

B.T.W.
After Transformers movie success.
RoboTec is in the casting stage in Japan.
November 9, 2011 10:39:49 PM

They should make the MECHWARRIOR movie. Main reason is that it would be better than most. Who knows this could cause the game to rise to new heights and the movie has the ability to become a block buster. Everything is already laid out for them. Just pick a house to do it on during a time period and show the movie from there point of view. You could do a movie on every house and tie them all in for a final movie where the fans vote for what house comes out on top of the final movie. You could even make alternate endings so each house comes out on top. Better yet show a different ending to the final movie at all the movie theaters so people can talk about how they watched this house win and this was the result. Its just my opinion and thoughts.
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