Could the time be right to introduce a whole new generation of gamers and moviegoers to Video Armageddon? Film director Brett Ratner wants to make Guitar Hero: The Movie. How could that possibly work? It doesn't take a wizard to figure it out.
Featured in various music videos he's directed, MTVM asked what else he has in store for the game. And his answer?
I love 'Guitar Hero' and I think it's a part of pop culture. I would love to do a 'Guitar Hero' movie, if Activision would ever let me. I'm trying to convince them, but why would you have a movie screw up such a huge franchise? Not that I would make a bad movie. So that would be cool, to do a 'Guitar Hero' movie.
It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the 'Guitar Hero' competition. One of these dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts. -- Brett Ratner, to MTV Multiplayer
...wow. It sounds like the new-millennium version of The Wizard, but without Super Mario Bros. 3 to be the golden carrot.
The funny thing is that Guitar Hero lends itself more to the plot of The Wizard than Super Mario Bros. 3 could ever hope. As you'll recall, The Wizard comes to an exciting conclusion at a gaming tournament that revolves around competing in games that have no inherent competitive aspect. Hero has a built-in multiplayer factor that works so much better for that kind of story (which means, of course, that Guitar Hero: The Movie will inevitably feature no head-to-head competition whatsoever). Still, bring in Fred Savage for a quick cameo, embed a new overpriced Guitar Hero controller into the plot for product placement purposes as a nod to the infamous "so bad" Power Glove, and I think we got ourselves a movie.