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?
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.
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.
it's called Robot Jox!!