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By Chris 'Chris0' Hall
Feb 5, 2006 00:39


James Cameron, world famous for directing some of the most popular films of their generation, Titanic, Aliens and also The Terminator has set his sights even higher.

James wants to produce a movie which is already popular as a game. Many times people create games from movies, the problem with that is you are taking away the suspense of a storyline, if you already know the ending. Tough times lay ahead for James, the movie is still 2 years down the line in production but if the script is approved we will also quickly find out the game, to give the users plenty of time to understand it before the picture is created. Here are a few snippets from the article;
And the game could spawn whole communities of diehards such as those who spend every waking hour immersed in EverQuest, World of Warcraft, and other massively multiplayer online games, known as MMOGs. "So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level," Cameron says. "We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world"
Other big directors are glomming onto MMOGs. Imagine Entertainment, the company run by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer that created the TV show 24, has teamed up with producer Jim Banister, Halo creator Alex Seropian, and others to develop a sci-fi reality show called XQuest. If it flies, contestants will occupy a cramped spaceship-like module for a month. Its flight simulators will subject them to rocket-like conditions, including six Gs of thrust. Players will ply the galaxy while following the rough contours of a plot. Outside the ship, online gamers will track the crew's mission and ultimately board their own PC-based spaceships to rendezvous with contestants in shared, simulated space. The next season's cast, in theory, is chosen from those who show the most skill playing the game at home.
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