As MMO gamers, we're far more accustomed to seeing our favorite movie franchises
become games than the other way around, but the upcoming World of Warcraft movie
might just reverse the trend. Of course, if the Massively commenters are any judge, the WoW
movie will be a trainwreck of epic proportions, either because of the source material or because showrunners often prove more likely to misunderstand
, or mock
geeks rather than dive into geek favorites earnestly
. (MMO TV commercials
don't inspire us with much confidence, either.)
But surely there's some MMO franchise out there that could be done and done right as a movie. MMOs have come to TV in a big way in the form of Defiance
, which might not be the best sci-fi of all time but has
at least made it to a second season. Shouldn't we embrace our hobby's arrival on the big screen? And if not WoW
, what MMO setting would be better for the Hollywood treatment?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!