[Movies] Avi Arad Talks About Adaptations Of Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted and Mass Effect Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.30.2013
Will we see movies of them?
In an interview with Kotaku, producer Avi Arad talked about film adaptations of the video games Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid and Mass Effect. Here are highlights:
On the Uncharted movie: "I think Uncharted will be very successful. It's a father and son game. There are things about it that are interesting. I think the world of antiquities theft, there are many countries in the world that realised they're being robbed and they're trying to recoup these important pieces. Now, the script has a lot of character [and] I think that has a shot at being the first one [to succeed]."
On looking to operas or The Bible as a storyteller (and how it relates to a Metal Gear Solid movie): "If you go to Metal Gear Solid, it's actually full of storytelling. And with Metal Gear," he says, "you have Cain and Abel."
On the Mass Effect movie: "It's a big idea, that we, humans, are the least developed, the least trusted, it's an interesting mirror image of our world, we are the aliens now. Love the project, it's getting there, it's been a lot of work; some movies take five, six years before they're ready."