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3D Realms change mind about Max Payne movie

3D Realms change mind about Max Payne movie

The Max Payne movie has so far failed to impress critics, but has managed to top the box office still.

Just a few days ago Scott Miller of 3D Realms was slating the Max Payne movie, but it appears he has now changed his tune after the game managed to top the box office over the weekend and bring in more than $18 million USD.

Miller, who was producer of both Max Payne games, was quoted as saying that the film left him bewildered and confused, thanks to "several fundamental story flaws". Miller was especially critical of the way that the film presented the death of Max's family, something which motivates him throughout the entire game but which is only shown at the half-way point of the movie.

Now though, Miller has changed his mind about the game and rather than complaining about the characters and how some have been marginalised, he claims the film is very impressive and deserving of a sequel.

"It's ... really impressive to me that Max Payne came in number one this weekend...What I'm hearing is that the film is doing very well in many other European countries and Australia," Miller told Edge.

"This kind of opening brings us a lot closer to the reality of a sequel," he hinted.

Have you seen the film? Would you like to see it get a follow-up adaptation, or are you more eagerly waiting for Miller to start on the Duke Nukem film? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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LeMaltor 23rd October 2008, 13:16 Quote
lolz just lolz
Cobalt 23rd October 2008, 13:30 Quote
Admitting that it has been a commercial success doesn't equate with changing his mind about whether it was a good movie or not.
Nictron 23rd October 2008, 13:36 Quote
I agree, that statement does not mean he changed his mind.
Darkedge 23rd October 2008, 13:51 Quote
and may people are reporting this as PART of the original interview as it was, not changing his mind at all.
The death of the family thing should've been at the start or in flashback at least. Surely 3DRealms saw the script before??
UrbanMarine 23rd October 2008, 13:54 Quote
Must of got a hugh $$$ offer for MP2.
chimaera 23rd October 2008, 16:07 Quote
This might be wishful thinking from a fan of the games but he says:

"This kind of opening brings us a lot closer to the reality of a sequel,"

Now, since he's not involved in the movies so far as I'm aware, so I'm choosing to take it as improving the possibility of another Max Payne game, which I would truely enjoy - I'm about 2/3 of the way replaying through Max Payne 2 atm (thank you steam!) and hugely enjoying myself :)
pendragon 23rd October 2008, 16:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nictron
I agree, that statement does not mean he changed his mind.

agree++. I feel the news article draws the wrong conclusion based on that statement.
_DTM2000_ 23rd October 2008, 16:56 Quote
Is it just me or is there some confusion in this report as to whether it's the film thats being talked about or the game?

For example:

Just a few days ago Scott Miller of 3D Realms was slating the Max Payne movie, but it appears he has now changed his tune after the game managed to top the box office over the weekend and bring in more than $18 million USD.

and:

Now though, Miller has changed his mind about the game and rather than complaining about the characters and how some have been marginalised, he claims the film is very impressive and deserving of a sequel.

I think there's been a mix up. :D
devdevil85 23rd October 2008, 17:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by _DTM2000_
Is it just me or is there some confusion in this report as to whether it's the film thats being talked about or the game?

For example:

Just a few days ago Scott Miller of 3D Realms was slating the Max Payne movie, but it appears he has now changed his tune after the game managed to top the box office over the weekend and bring in more than $18 million USD.

and:

Now though, Miller has changed his mind about the game and rather than complaining about the characters and how some have been marginalised, he claims the film is very impressive and deserving of a sequel.

I think there's been a mix up. :D
ditto
airchie 23rd October 2008, 20:21 Quote
Typo.

"Now though, Miller has changed his mind about the game film" ;)
Corz 26th October 2008, 04:52 Quote
Aye, movie is a movie of a game, not a game.
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