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Mechwarrior: The Movie Rumored in the Works

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Would you like to see Megan Fox in this one too?

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 , October 2, 2009 4:46 PM
    "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 , October 2, 2009 4:55 PM
    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 , October 2, 2009 5:42 PM
    Who cares about movies? We want new Mechwarrior games!
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    deadlockedworld , October 2, 2009 4:46 PM
    "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 , October 2, 2009 4:46 PM
    Yes, Megan Fox too please.
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    valcron , October 2, 2009 4:54 PM
    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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    Anonymous , October 2, 2009 4:55 PM
    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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    valcron , October 2, 2009 4:56 PM
    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?)


    GI Joe I agree with. However for 300 sure the action was great but it was the writing/emotion and overall feeling behind the movie that made it something special. Any movie could have pulled off the action in 300, but not many could have made you want to actually jump into the movie and help these guys out.
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    skykaptain , October 2, 2009 4:57 PM
    Can we have a good movie please? I'd like a movie with a great story, actors that are great actors, not for just looks, and ease up on the CGI.
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    elrodvoss , October 2, 2009 4:57 PM
    I would *HOPE* they would be smart and use some of the novels from Stackpole as a soild basis of the movie.

    Personaly I would be very pleased if they used the Blood of Kerensky novels. It introduces the Clans, gives several storylines, good beginning, and several plot twists for later on if they continue to make more of them.

    If they started earlier, you only have to conflict between the houses and no "ultimate threat" and I dont believe that going all the way back to the 1st Star League would give enough options for extra movies unless they did a time lapse (100 years later) thing.

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    icepick314 , October 2, 2009 4:59 PM
    we already have Mechwarrior movie...

    it's called Robot Jox!!
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    frostfire626 , October 2, 2009 5:02 PM
    They should
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    frostfire626 , October 2, 2009 5:05 PM
    They should get some people who actually have played and enjoyed the game to make the movie. If they don't, I am expecting just another flop watered down for the masses.
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    sycon , October 2, 2009 5:06 PM
    I would love this.
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    Anonymous , October 2, 2009 5:18 PM
    For director, anyboby else than Uwe Boll please
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    climber , October 2, 2009 5:29 PM
    khromerHope it doesn't go the way of "Wing Commander" one of the greatest gaming series...and a horrible horrible cheese movie.


    Yes I hope the Mechwarrior movie will be good and not Gouda...
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    RacerX0_3 , October 2, 2009 5:32 PM
    We have all seen this announcement before. I will believe this when I see an official trailer.
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    jellico , October 2, 2009 5:36 PM
    While I'm starving for anything Mechwarrior, given the long drought, I'm understandably ambivolent about any movie made from a video game. They just do not have a good track record. And, yes, Megan Fox is a must.
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    jellico , October 2, 2009 5:38 PM
    khromerHope it doesn't go the way of "Wing Commander" one of the greatest gaming series...and a horrible horrible cheese movie.

    Oh, man, I hear you! Hell they could have patched together the cut-scenes from WC III and WC IV and they would have ended up with a better movie! To be sure, the games had a much better cast (though I do like Matthew Lillard and Jurgen Prochnow).
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    cknobman , October 2, 2009 5:40 PM
    Only want Megan Fox in the movie if shes going to display gratuitous nudity.
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    chaohsiangchen , October 2, 2009 5:42 PM
    Who cares about movies? We want new Mechwarrior games!
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    eyemaster , October 2, 2009 5:44 PM
    I will probably see it at the theaters if they make it. I just don't see what kind of story a Mechwarrior movie could have that would make it any good. I'm going to see it because of big giant robots fighting.

    Exciting news... :) 
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    chaohsiangchen , October 2, 2009 5:45 PM
    jellicoOh, man, I hear you! Hell they could have patched together the cut-scenes from WC III and WC IV and they would have ended up with a better movie! To be sure, the games had a much better cast (though I do like Matthew Lillard and Jurgen Prochnow).


    Heck, they have Mark Hamill and Ginger Lynn in WC3! You can only get better than that if Chris Robert dares to put R+ content.
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