So, because Hollywood is incapable of coming up with original ideas, they set out on a vendetta to turn every semi-popular game into a movie…? That may sound cynical, but based on the track record, we're concerned about all these announcements and rumors.

The latest, as noted by Joystiq, involves the long-running platforming franchise, Spyro the Dragon . It seems that a variety of sources are reporting that a film entitled, "The Legend of Spyro 3D" is slated to hit theaters some time this winter, and as if we needed the explanation, it's based on the "hugely popular video game series." Those responsible for the movie "Eragon" will be in charge and if you want to check out the movie poster, go ahead and visit Velvet Octopus . Now, we don't know about you, but we want to picture somethnig like "Beowulf" only with Spryo as the hero; that might be a 3D movie worth watching, provided it's a true visual feast for the senses. The good news is that despite the game franchise's mediocre quality – as seen in the past few installments – they always have stellar voice acting thanks to fantastic Hollywood talent. For example, Elijah Wood has voiced the little purple dragon in the past, and other stars, like Gary Oldman, have also lent their voices to the games.

Therefore, if they can get this same group of A-list actors to contribute to the movie, they're already taking a step in the right direction. See, we may start with negativity, but we always try to end with optimism.

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Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Spyro was so good…

Can't believe both Crash and Spyro went down the drain like that

Hollywood still thinks they can capitalize on gamers. They're still riding that stupd Spide, 300, X-Men, train

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

that's what happens when other people get a hold of the rights for games.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

yea insomniac did an amazing job with the spyro games!

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

it'd be grat for kids

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Leave the video games alone "Hollywood" your ruining everything with your piss-poor writing!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Oooh, this could be a good thing. Hopefully this will signal a brand new – and improved, next generation Spyro game. Hopefully they'll bring the voice talent from the movie aboard to voice the game as well. Nice tie in if it happens.

More platforming games is a good thing – IMHO.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

I can see my son loving the movie. I love the video games well most of them anywase, we'll see what happens. I do agree w/ben if the voice acting is going to be good then they need A list actors.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

HORRIFIC! Have they no Shame! still makes more sense than Pixar i guess

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

stupid…

i can vaguely picture a Shadow Of The Collosus Movie, Let Alone a spyro movie


Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 4/13/2009 6:31:03 PM

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

I think if there is to be a DECENT movie based off of a game, Spyro can most definitely be it, though I'm not sure what storyline they would use… maybe attempt to create a new one and in turn make games based off that?

It can definitely look very nice in 3D. I'm not sure maybe it's the nostalgia in me talking(since it was my first game for the PS), but I feel like I would definitely go to see it if it was based off the original storyline.

*insult shield deployed*–> feel free to tell me off ūüėõ

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

So I guess I should expect The Crash Bandicoot Movie to be announced soon. why stop there they could easily do a Jet Moto or banjo kazooie movie.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

Eragon?
That killed it right there…
The Eragon books are a decent read, but the movies were so unbelievably screwed up that it was painful to watch. I would have seen this (i love Spyro) but now i doubt i will. Congrats Hollywood on screwing up another good memory from my childhood.