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Age of Wushu Forum » General Discussion » A possible Age of Wushu movie or TV show? Yup, maybe even likely.

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OP  11/12/12 5:49:34 PM#1

I'm sure many know I've been following this game closely, although it hasn't really gotten much positive attention due to the fact that it's from China and it's F2P with Cash Shop.  It immediately gets lumped into the mix of poorly translated Asian money-grab games.

I read this article today that is very interesting: They've hired a Sony Pictures vet as their VP of Marketing (Dick Roberts).

Imagine a game that could help usher in new Wuxia (Kung-Fu, like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) TV shows and Movies?  I think it would be amazing!

Here are a couple quotes from the interview:

THR: The game is cinematic, but Snail Games also has transmedia plans for this franchise. Can you talk about that?

Roberts: The goal in creating all of these games, especially Age of Wushu, is to create something that can translate easily to a weekly television show weekly or a motion picture. That was the pitch that the company used when it approached Jet Li, who is an international icon of martial arts and a major motion picture star globally. In China, he is a rock star. He’s looked at as the source. If Jet Li is involved in a project, especially in China, it’s authentic and that’s what Snail Games wanted. To bring Jet Li into these games as a spokesman tells everyone that there’s a special quality to these games. Snail Games wants to create these kinds of games that will translate well to other content that can be used and brought to the international audience. They’re not just creating video games for now. They’re creating content that will extend to other platforms down the road and into the future.

THR: What are your thoughts on the television potential for Snail Games properties?

Roberts: I’m a television guy and the content that Snail Games is creating could be broken up into syndicated shows, syndicated pieces online, webisodes. They have a very interesting story and plotlines. Some of the other games that are coming that we can’t discuss just yet, but which I’ve had the good fortune to see, are even more phenomenal. The stories are amazing. Think of very popular television shows like Game of Thrones and Spartacus and some of those shows that have really hit well in America.  Those are the kinds of genres and quality that Snail Games is looking to create on the gaming side, and then translate to television and motion picture content. That’s the goal.

EDIT: Here is the interview video (almost word for word w/ the article (also added to my Big AoW Video Collection)

 

  Purutzil

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11/12/12 5:51:21 PM#2
Well in truth a movie already exists for the game, or more so the game exists out of the genre of movies. Age of Wushu is essencially the game version of movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, utilizing that artistic fighting style as its basis. In that way you basically could say the content is already out. Its not a new concept, just new to see it in a game, specifically in an MMO.
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OP  11/12/12 6:03:19 PM#3
Originally posted by Purutzil
Well in truth a movie already exists for the game, or more so the game exists out of the genre of movies. Age of Wushu is essencially the game version of movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, utilizing that artistic fighting style as its basis. In that way you basically could say the content is already out. Its not a new concept, just new to see it in a game, specifically in an MMO.

True, I suppose you are right.  Apparently there are storylines in the game that will translate very well into TV and Film.  Jet Li has already put his full support behind this game, in fact his face is on the loading screen of the Chinese version.  

  Rimmersman

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11/12/12 6:09:35 PM#4
Originally posted by Purutzil
Well in truth a movie already exists for the game, or more so the game exists out of the genre of movies. Age of Wushu is essencially the game version of movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, utilizing that artistic fighting style as its basis. In that way you basically could say the content is already out. Its not a new concept, just new to see it in a game, specifically in an MMO.

 

I think Age OF Wulin is more like the older films like Snake And The Monkey Shadow rather than the more newer films like crouching tiger.

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OP  11/12/12 6:16:42 PM#5
Originally posted by Rimmersman
Originally posted by Purutzil
Well in truth a movie already exists for the game, or more so the game exists out of the genre of movies. Age of Wushu is essencially the game version of movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, utilizing that artistic fighting style as its basis. In that way you basically could say the content is already out. Its not a new concept, just new to see it in a game, specifically in an MMO.

 

I think Age OF Wulin is more like the older films like Snake And The Monkey Shadow rather than the more newer films like crouching tiger.

I've never heard of that film, I need to check it out.  I'm pretty new to the whole Wuxia genre.

  revy66

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11/12/12 6:22:30 PM#6

I'm pretty excited about this title, I know it falls under "generic asian game" category for many people but I have done some research and I have discovered some features that could make this a true wuxia game instead of a reskined fantasy game. I think, however, that a movie or tv appearance is a pretty tall order. Hopefully, it works out for them.

To the OP: If you enjoy wuxia films you definitely don't want to miss Red Cliff 1 & 2. Don't forget to watch the split asian releases because they have almost double the length of the western release. Wikipedia says it's the most expensive asian film to date.

  Rimmersman

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11/13/12 5:47:27 AM#7
Originally posted by Roxtarr
Originally posted by Rimmersman
Originally posted by Purutzil
Well in truth a movie already exists for the game, or more so the game exists out of the genre of movies. Age of Wushu is essencially the game version of movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, utilizing that artistic fighting style as its basis. In that way you basically could say the content is already out. Its not a new concept, just new to see it in a game, specifically in an MMO.

 

I think Age OF Wulin is more like the older films like Snake And The Monkey Shadow rather than the more newer films like crouching tiger.

I've never heard of that film, I need to check it out.  I'm pretty new to the whole Wuxia genre.

Here is the whole film, you also have snake and the eagle shadow and many more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emCmFe0nCtw

Actually going back to those early films i would say Age Of Wulin is more Crouching Tiger with it's roamance as well. It was the early films that bought all that type of film to the fore.