Jack Black Praises HBO’s The Last of Us, Wants Red Dead Redemption Movie
Following the blockbuster release of the Super Mario Bros. movies, Jack Black is praising the video game adaptation. So much so that he praised The Last of Us on his HBO Max.
in an interview with BBC Bowser’s voice actor, Black, said yesterday that he’s a fan of the multimedia adaptation of video games, as long as it’s done right. He praised how faithful HBO’s The Last of Us hit was to his PlayStation game.
“The Last of Us was great,” he said. “And what’s crazy is how faithful they are to the original source material. Basically it’s all from the game with just a few tweaks. They’re going to win all the awards. They’re going to make videos Using the game almost like a storyboard, I was like, “Wow, this looks exactly the same.”
Black also commented that with the growing interest in video game adaptations of movies and TV shows, studios are looking to adapt more games in the years to come. “It will be very interesting to see what happens to the entertainment industry in the next 20 to 30 years, but I think we will see more and more storytelling from the gaming world.
What’s next for Red Dead Redemption?
One video game adaptation the character actor would love to see on the big screen is Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption. [has] just right, [an] An even better story than The Last of Us. ”
Black’s comments speak to the popularity of video game movies and TV shows over the last few years, beginning with Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog. Live-action Mario Bros movies, Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, and even Ratchet and Clank.
Video game adaptations are hot right now, with the Netflix series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Arcane: League of Legends nominated for Best Adaptation at The Game Awards 2022. Emmy Award for Best Animated Program. Today, more games such as God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and Borderlands are adapting to screens large and small.
The Super Mario Bros. movie is now in theaters. Read our review to learn more about Illumination’s first video game.
Christina Alexander is a freelance writer for IGN.