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Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption was a smashing success, and we all know what success means for a video game: movie tie-ins! If the latest Hollywood rumor is to be believed, studios are scrambling to put together a big screen version of Red Dead starring none other than Brad Pitt (pictured above in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford).
Showbiz Spy brings us this rumor from an unnamed Hollywood insider. Apparently the idea for the film adaptation is "to make this in the style of an epic Western movie but with a few modern touches." Pitt is being targeted for the lead role and is "being given first refusal" -- i.e. no other actors will be considered unless he turns it down.
It seems like making a Red Dead Redemption movie could be a little strange, seeing as the game itself is already extremely cinematic and borrows heavily from scenes, characters, and plot threads from older Western films. Does anyone else feel like we're getting trapped in some horrifying time loop where games recycle ideas from movies that then recycle ideas from games?
it seems Hollywood these days can't come up with an original idea for a movie to save their lives! everything is based on books, comics, games, etc. or sequels but nothing new (say for the completely incredible and original Inception). if i wanted to experience RDR's gripping story i would play the game.
HAR HAR HAR!
i would pay to see this train wreak. Maybe Angelina Jolie can "Salt" it up as Dutch. H-haw haw haw.
If they proclaim 3D, im dragging my friends along.
By the way, "jack" in this picture looks like a fuzzball.
The only reason I'd watch this is if they did a prequel (seeing as Jack is clearly not as cool as John Marston, there cannot be a sequel).
I think that Red Dead Redemption is best suited as a game. The movie, while an interesting idea, can't hope to hold up to the a player's experience offered by actually walking in Marston's shoes - er, boots. I'm not saying I wouldn't pay to see it. Like many others, I love the game and its story. I just know it's going to be one of those, "the game/book was better" kind of thing.
Also, anyone who's seen Fight Club has a special place in their hearts for Pitt. However, I'm just not sure he's the one for the part. B.A. as he may be, he'll need a bit of make-up to look as beat-to-hell as Marston.
Redemption was good and all but Red Dead Revolver is where it's at.
A RDR movie would be amazing. John Hillcoat should direct it, just like the 30 minute short he did for the game. And I like Brad Pitt, but I don't see him as John... Timothy Olyphant should play John.
I call bull sh!t....
I say use Ron Perlmen just give em a brown wig or somethin, lawl
Eh, I don't know, I like the movie idea and the actor choice is decent but I don't know if this will be any good.
Lets hope that modern touches are just a little more special effects that aren't blown out of proportion, like some movies.
The only way I can see Brad Pitt playing John Marston is if he either wers a wig or he grows his hair out. But either way a RDR movie??? AWESOME!!!!
A horrifying time loop of Westerns sounds AWESOME!!!
I say no. Red Dead Redemption is good enough to stand on its own. Please let it be.
would be interesting if *SPOILER* played jack and it would be like rdr 1.5
Not that it would turn out good because Brad Pitt would be in it, but I think that wouldn't be too bad. He was fantastic in The Assassination of Jesse James. Great film.
I want the movie but no Brad Pitt. I don't think he can be as hard as John Marston is in the game
Lol everything ever is ripped off of stuff that is ripped off of other stuff.
I wanna hear Brad Pitt get called a Gringo.
Lets hope this is rumor is true!