On the subject of the thread, the youtube version of trailer:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNTKDZI0 ... r_embedded
You don´t need to buy the rights to fables. Some games developers aren´t that willing to let go of their IPs(the garantied money makers). As to comic books, DC/WB control a lion share, and then it´s all spread betwenn Marvel,Sony and Fox. Or does Universal have rights for a comic book?
Like I said, this is easier.
It's true, but the last thing that studio executives will ever lack in their lifetimes is money.
Then why hasn´t Call of Duty been turned into a movie?
Plus, some companies ask for control over the script( Valve with Half-Life, Microsoft with Halo), and execs just don´t want people doing things their way with their money.
Why do you think Mass Effect is being turned into a movie? Dudes at Edmonton have no sense of ownership whatsoever considering the reports .
Wouldn´t it be more lucrative for them to ask a nice animation studio to pick the game scripts and do a min-series(more like series, but you catch my drift), and then use EA to distribute?
Heck, I´m not asking for something like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdVehCAe6b8
This is fucking Blur we are talking. Too expensive, but the proof of concept is here.