Blizzard want Cameron for StarCraft film
It’s funny that the games industry seems to be holding out against the desire of making every game into a film and they’re the ones really concerned about quality whereas the studios really just want to snap up the property and sell to an already made audience.
So chalk StarCraft up with BioShock and Halo as a videogame property that doesn’t want to be made half-heartedly and is holding out for the big names, Blizzard says it’s waiting for James Cameron.
Rob Pardo of Blizzard, the makers of the StarCraft series, spoke about a possible film adaptation and revealed that they could have made it ages ago, they’re just waiting for the right team.
”We've always had an interest in seeing our stuff on film or TV. It's just tricky to find the right partners...We probably could have made a [StarCraft] movie or something on TV years and years ago, but it's really important to us that we find creative people that are really talented but also really excited about our properties. That's always been the challenge for us.”
Interestingly when Microsoft and Bungie said that kind of thing about Halo, the editorials were slightly against them, however I think they’re spot on. Bungie, Irrational Games (BioShock) and Blizzard are right, hold out for the treatment that will make the film that the game and the fans deserve to see, otherwise it’s not worth it.
”I think if Jim Cameron came to us tomorrow and said, 'You want to make a StarCraft movie?' we'd probably sign that.”
Nice idea, but I think they’re going to have to accept a slightly smaller name than James Cameron. However it’s not about the big name, it’s about the production and the ability to get the funding, something that maybe needs to be done outside of Hollywood as Halo and BioShock are discovering.