Unlike Quentin Tarantino, who infamously said “If I wanted all that computer game bullshit, I'd have stuck my dick in a Nintendo.”, not all directors have such a distain for all things pixels and polygons.
Hell, some of Hollywood’s finest filmmakers have even started embracing games, with Spielberg heavily involved on EA’s Boom Blox back in 2008.
So put the DualShock down while we cover the movie makers we’d love to see get involved with gaming.
The Game He Could Have Made: Grand Theft Auto III
The glamorous way the series paints the life of a crook would have fit Scorsese like a pair of lead shoes.
Though the series has been shaped by crime flicks in the past, most notably Scarface in Vice City, it was Scorsese’s work in mafia masterpiece Goodfellas that set the tonal template in GTA III.
Depicting a world of wise guys and snappy dialogue, Marty would have had no problem shaping the bleak Liberty City, which is damn similar to Henry Hill’s seductive, if really stabby world.
Games He Should Make: Adult action titles. Basically, anything involving crime, swears and semi automatic weaponry.
Scorsese’s peerless ability to make criminal worlds appear both alluring and sympathetic would be ideal for providing Rockstar’s amoral GTA series with more depth and soul.
His incredible eye for detail would also be a great quality for making a compelling period project.
We think a Scorsese/Rockstar pairing on a title that puts players in control of an immigrant in a 19th century Big Apple (ala Gangs of New York) would be awesome.
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