Jack Black / Red Dead Redemption 2
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We're in a pretty positive space with video games being adapted to movies and TV shows. The Uncharted movie, while critically panned, did very well at the box office, Sonic the Hedgehog and its sequel broke records, and HBO's The Last of Us show has been extremely well received. The latest doing the rounds is the Super Mario Bros. Movie, which has just hit cinemas and is also looking to perform very well. While promoting the film, actor Jack Black (who voices Bowser in the film) expressed interest in other game adaptations.

"I'm a fan of adaptations, when done right," he told BBC in an interview. He described The Last of Us' TV adaptation as "fantastic" noting "how loyal it is to the original source material". As for what could come next, Black suggested Rockstar should adapt its Western to the big screen: "Maybe there's going to be a Red Dead Redemption movie?" He muses. "There should be, because I think that [has] just as good or [an] even better story than The Last of Us."

It's a fair argument from where we're sitting. The story told across the two Red Dead games is brilliant; we particularly enjoy Arthur Morgan's moral struggle in Red Dead Redemption 2, and there are some explosive set-pieces that would look great in a theatre.

Do you agree with Jack Black about Red Dead Redemption? Does it have potential as a movie? Discuss in the comments section below.

[source bbc.co.uk, via gamesradar.com]