Jack Black hopes for a film adaptation of Red Dead Redemption

Jack Black espère une adaptation cinématographique de Red Dead Redemption

Jack Black has become a much more frequent face lately. Fans have seen him launch his own gaming channel, make an appearance in the latest episode of The Mandalorian, and now voice Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. During an interview with the BBC about his portrayal of the fire-breathing, ballad-singing Koopa King, Jack Black spoke about recent video game adaptations and discussed a game he'd like to see adapted that could make better than HBO's The Last of Us: Red Dead Redemption.

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Interview with Jack Black on the BBC

While promoting the film The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Black said: “Moving forward, film and television will continue to use the stories told in video games, because that market seems to be growing exponentially.”

“The television and cinema sectors seem to be experiencing a slight decline. It will be interesting to see what happens to the entertainment industry over the next 20 to 30 years, but I think we'll see more and more stories being told in the gaming world.”

He adds that The Last of Us proved that video game adaptations can work much better than anyone expected: “I'm a fan of adaptations when they're done well. The Last of Us was fantastic and the crazy thing is how faithful it is to the original material. Everything is taken from the game, except for a few details. He’s going to win all the prizes.”

[has]“They used the video game almost like a storyboard and I was like, ‘Whoa, that looks like that.' And there are some great games that haven't yet made it to television or film. Maybe there will be a Red Dead Redemption movie? There should be one, because I think it’s as good or even better than The Last of Us.”[an]

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Could a Red Dead Redemption game do better than The Last of Us?

When talking about successful video games, it's easy to compare The Last of Us and Red Dead Redemption. Both games are brilliant, and while The Last of Us tells a more linear story, Red Dead Redemption is an open-world game that lets players choose how they tell the story.

The older game certainly has enough content to be made into a series and would last much longer than HBO's The Last of Us, but whether it will do better is entirely up to the writers. Due to the linear story of The Last of Us, it was easier to adapt, and they didn't change anything or alter the plot.

On the other hand, Red Dead Redemption is made up of many side and main quests, all of which add something to the story. The writers will therefore have to decide how much of the game's content they want to bring to the screen and how much they will have to remove to create a coherent story.

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  • Jack Black recently gave an interview to the BBC in which he mentioned that he would like to see an adaptation of Red Dead Redemption.
  • He's become a much more frequent face in nerd-only spaces.
  • A Red Dead Redemption adaptation could work, but its success would depend on the writers.

Do you agree with Jack Black? Should Red Dead Redemption be adapted into a TV series?