Horizons: Filming a Monkey Island Movie (5)

September 18th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Tales of Monkey Island is next.

Forget the actors, forget the music… the sets will kill you. I mean, think about it: the insides of a manatee? Underwater? (even if you did have underwater in LeChuck’s Revenge, this is an entire sequence!)… not to mention the Land of the Dead!

Even big Hollywood Production Companies would have a difficult time figuring this out. Oh and Portals through different places? Poor, poor you. You’ll grow bald trying to figure out how to film all these.

Besides having a great story, Tales of Monkey Island provided awesome images/scenery. You could go all GreenScreen on it but that’s still a lot of work.

You also have to bring new actors, even architects to build sets such as DeSinge’s home or the Courthouse! Let’s face it… even if the previous Monkey Island movies would’ve been successful, there’s no way you can turn Tales of Monkey Island into an accurate live-action representation of the game.

Seeing your villain/actor play human LeChuck could be entertaining (and easier without all that make-up on) but I’m curious to see how are you planning on shooting the entire Escape-from-Manatee scene. So what can we do, you ask?

Well, it wouldn’t be nice to end this mini-series for Horizons without giving you, at least, a direction in which to go and explore new possibilities. Therefore, I recommend going Disney on it, transforming everything into one big cartoon, starting from Monkey Island 1 to Tales of Monkey Island. CGI or FlashMovie, it doesn’t matter… it will  be the only way you can do this without selling your soul to the devil.

Also, you can have the original actors reprise their roles or simply take the lines from the games themselves. I know it’s not the first time I suggested this, but if you have a better idea or even arguments, please share! I’m curious to see what you’re thinking about!

As for the Monkey Island Movie(s), you can read the updated wiki page and see what THEY were thinking about in the first place!

Thanks for reading!

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One Response to “Horizons: Filming a Monkey Island Movie (5)”

  1. Federico says:

    What a pity! I’d have been play Guybrush! Ahah… I’m joking, it’s impossible to make a live-action in that way. The only possibility is to write a new story, just for the movie.

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