Category:Films based on role-playing games
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The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within – Final Fantasy, The Spirits Within is a 2001 American computer-animated science fiction film directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy series of role-playing video games. It was the first photorealistic computer-animated feature film and remains the most expensive video game-inspired film of all time and it features the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, James Woods, Ving Rhames, Peri Gilpin and Steve Buscemi. Aki and Sid must fight against General Hein, who wishes to use violent means to end the conflict. Square Pictures rendered the film using some of the most advanced processing capabilities available for film animation at the time, a render farm consisting of 960 workstations was tasked with rendering each of the films 141,964 frames. It took a staff of 200 about four years to complete The Spirits Within, Square intended to make the character of Aki Ross into the worlds first photorealistic computer-animated actress, with plans for appearances in multiple films in different roles. The Spirits Within debuted to mixed reception, but was widely praised for the realism of the computer-animated characters. Due to rising costs, the film exceeded its original budget towards the end of production, reaching a final cost of $137 million. The film has been called a box office bomb and is blamed for the demise of Square Pictures, in 2065, Earth is infested by alien life forms known as Phantoms. By physical contact Phantoms consume the Gaia spirit of living beings, killing them instantly, the surviving humans live in barrier cities, areas protected by an energy shield that prevents Phantoms from entering, and are engaged in an ongoing struggle to free the planet. It is revealed that Gray was once involved with Aki. Upon returning to her city, Aki joins Sid and appears before the leadership council along with General Hein. However, this revelation leads Hein to incorrectly conclude that she is being controlled by the Phantoms, Aki and the Deep Eyes squad succeed in finding the seventh spirit as Akis infection begins to worsen and she slips into unconsciousness. Her dream reveals to her that the Phantoms are the spirits of dead aliens brought to Earth on a fragment of their destroyed planet, Sid uses the seventh spirit to bring Akis infection back under control, reviving her. To scare the council into giving him clearance to fire the Zeus cannon, though Hein intended that only a few Phantoms enter, his plan goes awry and legions of Phantoms invade the entire city. Aki, Sid and the Deep Eyes attempt to reach Akis spaceship, their means of escape, Hein escapes and boards the Zeus space-station where he finally receives authorisation to fire the cannon. Sid finds the spirit at the crater site of the alien asteroids impact on Earth. He lowers a shielded vehicle, with Aki and Gray aboard, just before they can reach it, Hein fires the Zeus cannon into the crater, not only destroying the eighth spirit but also revealing the Phantom Gaia. Aki has a vision of the Phantom home planet, where she is able to receive the spirit from the alien particles in herself
2. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children – Advent Children takes place two years after the events of Final Fantasy VII and focuses on the appearance of a trio that kidnaps children infected with an unexplained disease. Former Final Fantasy VII hero Cloud Strife, suffering from the same disease and he discovers that the trio plan to resurrect the villain Sephiroth using the remains of the extraterrestrial villain Jenova, and he and his compatriots from the game fight to stop them. The films voice acting cast includes Takahiro Sakurai, Ayumi Ito, and Toshiyuki Morikawa in Japanese, and Steve Burton, Rachael Leigh Cook, the film has received mixed reviews. It received the Maria Award at the Sitges Film Festival in 2005, by May 2009, the DVD and Universal Media Disc releases had sold over 4.1 million copies worldwide. He was defeated by Cloud Strife and his companions but Sephiroths final spell, Meteor, Cloud is still haunted by his role in the death of Aerith Gainsborough, who was killed by Sephiroth. In addition, both he and Denzel are infected with a mysterious new ailment known as Geostigma, which has no known cure, when the film opens, Cloud has recently moved out and isolated himself from his friends. Cloud is contacted through Tifa and summoned to a meeting with the Shinra Companys former president Rufus Shinra, Rufus asks for Clouds help to stop Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo. The trio are physical manifestations of Sephiroths surviving spirit, and are seeking to resurrect him using the remains of the extraterrestrial villain Jenova, Cloud refuses to help and leaves. Meanwhile, Kadaj and his colleagues are recruiting children infected with Geostigma, Denzel falls in with the group, attracted by their promises of a cure for the disease. Loz follows Tifa and Marlene to Aeriths church, where they had gone looking for Cloud, Tifa is knocked unconscious in the fight and Loz kidnapped Marlene. All the kidnapped children are taken to the ruins of the mystical Forgotten City, when Cloud arrives to rescue them, he is overpowered by Kadajs gang, but is rescued by his old comrade Vincent Valentine. Demoralized by his failure, Cloud asks if sin can ever be truly forgiven, Cloud decides to keep fighting and returns to the city, where Kadaj has summoned Bahamut SIN and other monsters to terrorize the population. With the help of his companions from Final Fantasy VII, Cloud engages, Kadaj confronts Rufus Shinra, who reveals he possesses the box containing Jenovas remains. He attempts to destroy it, but Kadaj manages to save it, Yazoo and Loz are apparently destroyed along the way by an explosive planted by Shinras agents. Cloud chases Kadaj down and engages him in battle, ultimately subduing him, outmatched, Kadaj opens Jenovas box and fuses with its contents, transforming into Sephiroth. He then tells Cloud that he will be able to use the life essences of Geostigma sufferers to achieve domination over the planet. He and Cloud then fight, and throughout the encounter, Sephiroth appears to have the upper hand, flinging Cloud repeatedly into walls. He asks Cloud to tell him what he most cherishes so that he can have the pleasure of taking it away, to this, Cloud replies that he cherishes everything, then pulls out Sephiroths sword and deals him a hail of devastating blows
3. In the Name of the King – It is inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. The English spoken film was an international co-production, filmed in Canada and it premiered in the Brussels Festival of Fantastic Films in April 2007 and was released in theatres on November 2007. In the previous war involving the Kingdom of Ehb, a boy was found wandering the field of the Battle of Oxley Pass by the rancher Norick. While Norick could be considered his stepfather, the child was cared for by the town, including the family of Basstian. His identity unknown, the boy grew up to be known as Farmer, married Solana, Muriellas father Merick, the Kings Magus is with the King at Stonebridge, and takes the liberty to investigate the matter of Farmers true identity. Farmers adopted name belies his leadership and combat abilities and, in defiance of the King, Gallian, via an avatar, had killed Zeph and taken Solana and other inhabitants of Stonebridge prisoner. Muriella had betrayed Ehb and her father largely by accident, she fell in love with Gallian, to offset this, the normally reclusive nymphs of Sedgwick Forest, led by Elora side with Ehb against Gallian. The King decides on an attack against Gallians advancing forces. Gallian seeks the blood of Farmer, who prevails, while Duke Fallow succeeds in wounding the King. Farmers brief battlefield coronation surprises everyone except Gallian, and he decides to press to the all the way to Gallians keep the following day. Farmer leads a force consisting of Merick, Muriella. The main force led by Tarish and escape efforts led by Norick and Basstian keep Gallian busy, Elora is not able to enter, while Gallian kills Merick and defeats Muriellas magic, Solana and Farmer kill Gallian together. With his magical influence gone, Gallions avatars vanish and the Krug immediately revert to their natural disposition, the royal couple, still in their peasants clothes, are then happily reunited. Jason Statham as Camden Konreid/Farmer Leelee Sobieski as Muriella John Rhys-Davies as Merick Ron Perlman as Norick Claire Forlani as Solana Kristanna Loken as Elora, Loken previously played the lead role in Uwe Bolls BloodRayne. Matthew Lillard as Duke Fallow Ray Liotta as Gallian Burt Reynolds as King Konreid Brian White as Commander Tarish Mike Dopud as General Backler Will Sanderson as Basstian, Sanderson has also been featured in all but one of Bolls video game-based films, starting from House of the Dead. Tania Saulnier as Talwyn Gabrielle Rose as Delinda Terence Kelly as Trumaine Colin Ford as Zeph The production budget was $60 million, Boll has said that two versions will be produced due to length. The first will run for 127 minutes as a single movie trimmed down for cinematic release, the second, a directors cut, will be for DVD and run for approximately 156 minutes. The film was shot near the Municipality of Sooke, the westernmost area of the Greater Victoria, Capital Regional District, locals and First Nations people were recruited as extras and for other duties
4. Dungeons & Dragons (film) – Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 American-Czech fantasy film directed by Courtney Solomon, written by Carroll Cartwright and Topper Lilien, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Among the more features of the otherwise poorly received film are cameo appearances by Richard OBrien. Parts of the film were made on location at Sedlec Ossuary, despite its poor box office performance, a made-for-TV sequel, Wrath of the Dragon God was released in 2005. It did not directly continue on the storyline of the film, though Bruce Paynes character, Damodar. A third film, The Book of Vile Darkness, was shot in 2011, the Empire of Izmir has long been a divided land, ruled by the Mages, an elite group of magic users. An evil mage named Profion attempts to create a sceptre that allows him to control Gold Dragons and his attempt to control a captive golden dragon fails, and he is forced to kill it. The dragon bleeds into the river, causing it to catch fire, later, Profion and the Council talk about the controversial views of Empress Savina, who wants to give rights to non-mages in Izmir. Meanwhile, Ridley and Snails break into the school to steal valuables. She is distracted when the Library wizard is held hostage and interrogated by Profions henchmen, after refusing to talk, Damodar kills him. Marina gets the map and travels through a portal to escape, after crashing into a pile of garbage, they meet a dwarf named Elwood, who ends up joining Ridley, Snails and Marina escaping through the sewer. Damodar puts a price on Marina, Ridley, Snails and Elwoods heads and, after letting Profion know that the protagonists got away, the protagonists hide in a tavern and read the map that Ridley and Marina get sucked into. Damodar and his henchmen attack Elwood and Snails, but they manage to get away with the map, Ridley and Marina exit the map and all decide to work together to find the sceptre. They apparently have to find a red ruby called the Eye of the Dragon that can open the door to a tomb where the red sceptre rests. The ruby is located in a den of thieves that is led by Xilus wholl give the protagonists the Eye of the Dragon if Ridley solves a maze of booby traps, Ridley manages to get the Eye of the Dragon when Damodar arrives to capture him and his friends. Marina is captured while Ridley, Snails and Elwood escape, meeting an elf named Norda who works for Empress Savina, meanwhile, Damodar interrogates Marina, using the tentacles in his head to gain her knowledge. Ridley and Snails break into the castle to rescue Marina, while Norda, Ridley and Snails split up and Ridley finds Marina, but Snails is confronted and killed by Damodar when he throws the map to his comrades. Ridley becomes enraged at Damodar and attacks him, but Damodar disarms him, in the confusion Marina grabs some magic dust and uses a magic portal to escape with Ridley, leaving the corpse of Snails behind. During the council meeting, Profion and Empress Savina battle over the domination of Izmir, meanwhile, an elf heals Nordas soldiers and Ridley, and Marina tries to help Ridley get over the death of Snails, but Ridley angrily rebukes her
5. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God – Dungeons and Dragons, Wrath of the Dragon God is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Gerry Lively. It is a made-for-TV stand-alone sequel to the 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons, the only returning actor is Bruce Payne reprising his role as Damodar. The film was released in theaters in Europe and some parts of North America, one hundred years after the first film, Damodar survived his defeat by Ridley Freeborn, having been cursed by his former master, Profion, to walk the earth as an undead entity. Driven insane by the curse, he seeks revenge against the kingdom of Izmir, with the Orbs power, he heals the curse, and prepares to awaken the dragon to destroy Izmir. While trying to locate the Orb through magic, Melora is cursed by the much-more powerful Damodar, and begins dying slowly. The party sets out to locate Maleks Vault, while Oberon, while traveling through a haunted forest, Bereks party catches the attention of the powerful lich Klaxx the Maligned, who offers his services to Damodar. Damodar does not trust him, but is confident that the Orb makes him more powerful than Klaxx, after losing Dorian, Bereks party finds its way to Damodars castle. Confronting him, Berek manages to take advantage of his overconfidence and steal the Orb, though Ormaline, while Ormaline and Nim are treated by the clerics, Berek rides back to Izmir, Lux staying behind to delay demons summoned by Damodar. Using his shape-changing abilities, Klaxx infiltrates Izmirs castle, kills Oberon in his bath, when Berek returns with the Orb, Melora uses it to unlock a vault discovered beneath the castle, where the Turanians hid the secrets of their magic. Klaxx reveals himself, stealing the Orb back and kills the King, the new captain of the guard, falazure awakens and destroys the Orb, regaining his godly power. While Berek rides in pursuit, Melora, who is death, manages to decipher the Turanians secret. Berek and Lux meet up and confront Damodar, who no longer has the Orbs power and they force him to cancel Meloras curse. Klaxx, who has no interest in helping Damodar, disappears with a laugh, in the aftermath, Izmir is rebuilt, with Berek immersed in his ministerial duties, and Melora appointed as the new head of the Council of Mages. Lux, Ormaline and Nim are shown to have recovered from their wounds. Damodar is imprisoned in a dungeon beneath Izmir, but smiling to himself as if he is fully prepared to wait another hundred years to have his revenge. Unlike the first film, which could be considered medium-budget, this is a production with a cast of relative newcomers. The film also differs from its predecessor in many details from the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game have been included. The professions of the five adventurers are accurately depicted and they work together, the equipment of the adventurers are items familiar from the game
6. The Gamers (film) – The Gamers is a 2002 very-low-budget cult film written and directed by Matt Vancil and produced by independent movie company Dead Gentlemen Productions. It is a spoof of role-playing games, and often shown at gaming conventions. The movie both makes fun of stereotypes and plays the discrepancy between an optimal RPG plot and the events of an actual RPG session for maximum absurdity. Characters attempting something dangerous freeze as dice clatter in the distance, the party thief picks the pocket of a bystander, then steals that bystanders pants—not because he wants the pants in any way, but solely to see if his skill statistics allow it. When an unlucky dice roll causes the death of one character, the players characters mourn him for a moment. The Shadow is eventually defeated, after a long quest, on the other side of the door, they hear voices—the voices of their players, who are narrating the action in the hallway outside. Bursting into the room, the slaughter the gamers, then begin picking over the room for treasure. Discovering that their adventure has been documented by the strange sorcerers theyve just slain. In 2013 Zombie Orpheus Entertainment in cooperation with Dead Gentlemen Productions, both series mirror the structure of The Gamers by showing both players of a roleplaying game and the fictitious characters they are playing. Natural One features the characters Leo and Gary, the plot revolves around Monica, Garys sister, who wants to marry her fiancé, Ryan. The fictitious roleplaying game featured in the film is an homage to the popular cyberpunk roleplaying game Shadowrun, Humans & Households turns the concept of The Gamers on its head, Characters in the fantasy world of The Gamers play a roleplaying game set in our world. In April 2015, a web series continuation of the plot of The Gamers was announced and it will lead directly into the events of the next movie in the series and will chronicle exploits of the protagonists characters who are now lost in the modern world. The project will be funded via Kickstarter, much like The Gamers, official site The Gamers at the Internet Movie Database
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8. In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds – In the Name of the King 2, Two Worlds is a 2011 American fantasy adventure film directed by Uwe Boll. The film stars Dolph Lundgren, Natassia Malthe and Lochlyn Munro and it is the sequel to the 2007s In the Name of the King, A Dungeon Siege Tale starring Jason Statham. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Granger, a former Special Forces soldier living in modern-day Vancouver, is sent on a quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy. He is forcibly pulled into a portal in his home after fighting off a small group of hooded assassins who try to kill him. He finds himself several hundred years in the past, in the forested war-torn Kingdom of Ehb, Granger teams up with an unlikely band of allies, accompanied by a female doctor named Manhattan. His goal is to slay the leader of the Dark Ones, fighting against all odds, Granger must free the land from the grasp of the evil tyrant Raven, save the kingdom, and find a way to get back to his own time. A third film, In the Name of the King 3, the film stars Dominic Purcell, Boll returned to direct. In the Name of the King 2, Two Worlds at the Internet Movie Database
9. Mutant Chronicles (film) – Mutant Chronicles is a 2008 British-American independent science fiction horror film, loosely based on the role-playing game of the same name. The film was directed by Simon Hunter, and stars Thomas Jane, the film was released throughout Europe in 2008. The film premiered on VOD on March 27,2009, and had a release for selected cities on April 24,2009. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on August 4,2009, the story is set in the year 2707. The world is based on that of the Mutant Chronicles role-playing game. The protagonists must battle against mutated humans that were accidentally unleashed, the plot revolves around a machine which came from space 10,000 years ago. The machine mutates people into barely intelligent killing drones, known as mutants, sealed away thousands of years ago by human tribes, the machine is accidentally uncovered during a large battle in Eastern Europe between two of the four corporations that now rule the world. Within six weeks the world is almost completely conquered by the mutant gangs, some of the population has been evacuated to Mars, but millions remain on the doomed Earth. A group of soldiers are assembled to take another ancient device to the heart of the machine in an attempt to destroy it in a suicide mission, in return, their loved ones receive coveted tickets to Mars. En-route their spaceship is shot down by an airship piloted by a mutant. The group is forced to battle through the mutants in underground tunnels to reach the machine, in their attempt to reach the machine most die, with Mitch being partially transformed into a mutant and Brother Samuel being fully transformed. Mitch is able to halt his own transformation, but is forced to kill Brother Samuel, Mitch, being the last survivor, is ultimately successful in activating the ancient device, causing the machine to blast off into space. A dying and mutated Samuel tells him to have faith as Mitch jumps from the slowly ascending rocket, crawling onto land he sees the rocket disappear into the sky, realizing he is the prophesied savior of mankind, despite not believing in a god. Grievously wounded and partially mutated, he lights a final crooked cigarette, an ultimate sequence shows the rocket heading for Mars
10. Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike – Tales of Vesperia, The First Strike is a 2009 Japanese animated film by Production I. G. It is directed by Kanta Kamei and written by Reiko Yoshida, featuring the talents of Kōsuke Toriumi, Mamoru Miyano, Mai Nakahara, Rika Morinaga. The film is the prequel to the Namco Tales Studios role-playing game Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Vesperia, The First Strike revolves around the two knights, Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo, from the Niren Corps as they protect a town from monsters with their allies. The project was led by Kenta Kamei who previously worked on the cutscenes from the Tales games. He expressed pressure due to First Strike being his debut as a director, Yoshida was given the role of screenwriter in order to appeal to the female fanbase the series has always had. It was released in Japan on October 3,2009, as a result of delays in production. It was released in North America on June 26,2012, by Funimation Entertainment and in the United Kingdom on December 3,2012, on DVD, the film grossed a total of US$941,610 in Japan. Its home media release had positive sales in Japan, with the Blu-ray being one of the bestselling from the year it was released. Critical reception of the film has generally positive for its accessibility to the non-gamers of Tales of Vesperia as well as the appeal of the main cast. Nevertheless, it has attracted criticism for its slow pace. Using the power of a substance known as aer, mankind is in an age of discovery. The crystallized form of aer, which is known as Apatheia, is considered to be a powerful energy source as it is essential to human life. To protect towns from attacks by monsters, large amounts of Apatheia are being produced to create barriers around towns. After their first assignment to help in destroying a monster infestation near the town, Yuri, Flynn, Hisca, Niren, the captain of the knights stationed in Shizontania, was once dedicated to following the letter of the rules and regulation of the knights. However, he attributes the death of his wife and daughter to this trait, saying if he had defied orders. The knights efforts to repel the monsters around the area prove to be in vain, Niren and Chastel leave in search of a strange blastia expert named Rita Mordio. Yuri and Hisca are left to care for Lambert, Nirens personal hound, Niren succeeds in finding Rita Mordio and obtaining a device with which to return the aer to normal. Flynn is admonished by Commandant Alexei, and his request for reinforcements to hold Shizontonia is denied until the end of the gathering, as Lambert rages out of control, Yuri is forced to kill him to protect Hisca
11. In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission – In The Name of the King 3, The Last Mission is a 2014 Canadian-American action fantasy film co-produced and directed by Uwe Boll. Starring Dominic Purcell, it is the entry in the series. It is the sequel to 2011s In the Name of the King 2, once there Hazen soon gains his bearing and realizes quickly that a village before him is being attacked by a dragon. Hazen runs to the village when he see that the dragon has noticed him and he uses his pistol to fire at the dragon, when two sisters Arabella, and Emeline notice this, they call to him and bring him into their home for safety. The sisters soon take him to their shaman where he out he was chosen to return to the Middle Ages. Hazen comes to realize that he must stand against the evil King Tervon and he and the sisters form an army and head for Tervons castle, but are ambushed by the kings armies. After a serious battle Hazen faces and easily defeats Tervon in a duel and it is also revealed the dragon which attacked the village earlier is actually controlled by Tervon, who calls upon it to make his escape when he is defeated in the duel against Hazen. Now Hazen finds himself up against a king, his armies. He and Arabella finally reach Tervons castle and Hazen defeats and kills him with ease, Arabella tells him he must save the girls he locked in the connex box. Hazen returns to his time, but the dragon now under no ones control follows him trying to kill him, the men who hired him are trying to kill him as well. He finds the man who hired him holding the girls at gunpoint and he fights the remaining henchmen and one of them is carried off by the dragon, which heads off some place unknown. Hazen returns the girls home, and their father allows him to leave unharmed, to which Hazen thanks him in return, in the final shot, the dragon is seen flying overhead in the background. In the Name of the King 3, The Last Mission at the Internet Movie Database