Mechwarrior: The Movie Rumored in the Works

Big, over-the-top movies about giant robots fighting seem to be doing fairly well with the movie-going audiences these days. Even though Transformers 2 wasn't the follow-up that many were expecting it to be, plenty of people still went to see it for the spectacle.

Now Michael Eisner's production company, Tornante, is rumored to be working on a Mechwarrior film. Eisner is best known for his two-decade stint as the CEO at Walt Disney.

According to a Joystiq source, Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company is now developing a Mechwarrior movie with some considerable "Hollywood" talent taking up the pen.

Writer Michael Gordon is rumored to be drafting a Mechwarrior script. Gordon is no stranger to big, explosive Hollywood conventions, as he penned the screenplay for 300 and came up with the story for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Gordon's also involved with other gaming properties EverQuest and Siren.

How do you feel about a modern classic PC game possibly hitting the silver screen? And what would you like to see from it?

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  • deadlockedworld
    "penned the screenplay for 300 and came up with the story for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" So essentially it will be all CGI with no plot whatsoever? Those are not movies I would brag about for the writing.

    Maybe if they hired someone intelligent to write a script. (JJ Abrams?)
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  • Anonymous
    Hope it doesn't go the way of "Wing Commander" one of the greatest gaming series...and a horrible horrible cheese movie.
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  • chaohsiangchen
    Who cares about movies? We want new Mechwarrior games!
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  • deadlockedworld
    "penned the screenplay for 300 and came up with the story for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" So essentially it will be all CGI with no plot whatsoever? Those are not movies I would brag about for the writing.

    Maybe if they hired someone intelligent to write a script. (JJ Abrams?)
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  • ssalim
    Yes, Megan Fox too please.
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  • valcron
    With Michael Gordon I think the movie actually stands a chance. Sure he has had a few misses but by and large most of his scripts have been downright awesome. (At least the few i know of)
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