You can’t film that!

Apparently some (mad) director wants to make a film about Second Life. The story is basically about a guy whose online affair screws up his real life one.

I think Second Life got away lightly! What, no mad furry catgirl sex? No smut at all? No empty shopping arcades peopled by sad brand names who bought into the hype? They should be grateful to this director for making it look like a popular RP game.

Making a film of an MMO is just weird to me, with the honorable exception of LOTRO.

I know there was also talk about making a film of WoW. But why? I don’t want to watch a film about it when I can just play it. Plus the lore is OK but it’s not that great. Just sounds like another attempt to cash in — can’t blame them when that many people play. And would it invove naked elves dancing on mailboxes because without that, it’s not really the film of the game.

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4 thoughts on “You can’t film that!

  1. The idea of a Second Life film is scary, likewise WoW, because really… I can’t imagine why they’d want to.

    But now you’ve got me thinking, wonder if there is one that would make a good film. It’d probably be PotBS!

  2. Surely any pirate film could pretend to be a film about PotBS though? I mean, if it’s cool it is because it’s pirates, not because it’s MMO related.

    I think there’s got to be TONS of scope for books, films etc relating to MMOs, I’m just struggling to really see how it’d fit together right now. I do know I have zero interest in a film about any game lore, but I guess if the characters, acting, writing etc was stellar I’d change my mind soon enough.

    And Ysharros, the D&D films were … actually I never saw them :)

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