Top 5 Video Games That Should be Movies

3. Alan Wake

Alan Wake

This story could easily be made into a motion picture, or even a television series. As many of you will surely know, Alan Wake follows an author as he travels to a secluded cabin in hopes of focusing on his writing in the town of Bright Falls. Unfortunately for him this is a video game, and in video games nothing goes right for protagonists. His beloved wife disappears, sending Mr. Wake on a psychological journey into a dark world filled with shadowy figures.

The works of Stephen King and TV shows like the Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks inspired a great portion of Alan Wake, so we are getting into some dangerous territory here. We don’t want a movie based off a game, based off a movie, akin to that awful Street Fighter video game years back. However, all the inspirations for this game were extremely loose, so a film version would not feel as though it would be stepping on the toes of the work from which it was derived.

The narrative in this game was so well done, a straight shot for shot movie could work really well, the directorial team would not have to alter much at all. A respectable casting of Alan and a director sympathetic to the source material’s beautifully written tale and ending could yield one of the first great video game movie adaptations.

Dean Moses was born in England in February of 1991. At the age of nineteen he moved to New York City, where he hoped to fulfill two of his longtime dreams: marry the love of his life and become an author. For the past five years he has written for newspapers, including the New York Amsterdam News and the Spring Creek Sun, as well as transcribed for the New York Times’ Lens Blog. He is the author of A Stalled Ox from 1888's Black Hill Press. Dean currently resides in Queens, New York with his wife and two cats.

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