With Hollywood buzzing from Oscars fever today we thought we'd have a bit of fun by posing a question - if iPad games were made into movies, who would star and who would direct?
My game of choice would be the recently released spaceship management/gamebook adventure hybrid, Out There.
Without doubt, the only director I would approach is Ridley Scott. Although Scott has gone on to direct blockbuster movies and mega franchises, one of his first movies was the 1979 horror/science fiction film Alien. Scott has the golden touch when it comes to expressing the emptiness of space. The oppressive atmosphere that Scott is able to create feels like a pressure valve gradually building towards an epic explosion. This sounds like it would suit the universe of Out There nicely.
There can be no question that my leading character would be William Shatner. He has the appropriate gravitas to reflect the hopelessness of the situation, having docked a significant amount of experience as captain of the Starship USS Enterprise. But Shatner also has a wicked and sharp sense of humour - look no furrther than Boston Legal (or National Lampoons Loaded Weapon 1) - which would be a welcome balance to the suspense of Out There.
Be sure to check out the trailer for Out There below.
Still not convinced? Have a read of our first impression of Out There and our Essential Survivial Tips.
Finally, don’t forget to grab the game here.
You can also check out our movie adaptation ideas for République, Bloodstroke and The Shadow Sun. And our mock posters.