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Wesnoth - The Movie

Post by Zap-Zarap » December 3rd, 2016, 5:32 pm

Once, that "Wesnoth inc." and the other new business stuff have generated enough money, will there a Wesnoth movie be produced? Would it be animation or with real actors?
Of course "Heir To The Throne" would be the first movie, then maybe "The Rise Of Wesnoth" as a prequel... but then?
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Post by UK1 » December 3rd, 2016, 7:13 pm

Zap-Zarap wrote:Once, that "Wesnoth inc." and the other new business stuff have generated enough money, will there a Wesnoth movie be produced? Would it be animation or with real actors?
Of course "Heir To The Throne" would be the first movie, then maybe "The Rise Of Wesnoth" as a prequel... but then?
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Post by The_Gnat » December 3rd, 2016, 8:43 pm

Hmm...

Its hard to say which campaigns would make good movies. There are too many mainline campaigns and each are not quite related to each other. Personally i think that if a movie was to be made it would have to combine a few campaigns together. (For example: Under the Burning Black Eye, or The Hammer into Wesmere's Guard, or Two Brothers Decent into Rebirth or Heir to the Rise of a Throne :lol: )

But in seriousness probably multiple campaigns would be combined (and shortened) and for once (like everyone has always wished) Thursagen would meet the son of black eye (his name is Kapou'e) and Konrad would meet Tallin and they would get in a argument about who was better. (Tallin of course would win the argument having fought down a ancient lich, the most powerful of sorcerers with no master wizard to help him) Kalenz would then come over and try to be formal and polite but after being ignored for a few minutes would get impatient and end up in a sword duel versus both Tallin and Konrad. Lisar would then have to convince Konrad to use his better judgement and stop fighting but Tallin annoyed that he now had to face Kalenz alone would insult her and get himself stabbed through. This would then lead to a large scrimmage between Tallin's followers and Lisar's soldiers. And it would be a close battle upon which Kalenz would look and laugh. But in the midst of the fray the Son of Black eye (stilled named Kapou'e) would storm down upon the ranks in a attempt to take the glory for himself. Kalenz (hating orcs) would then be forced to join in (and since Tallin's followers are still intent on killing Lisar) A four way battle ensues.

The Movie can end with a dramatic four way sword duel after everyones soldiers have died and Lisar,Kalenze,Konrad, and Kapou'e are the only survivors in a massive valley of death.

:lol: Then again that wouldn't make a very popular movie so i suggest we stick with the traditional campaigns (they were better thought out then my compilation :mrgreen: )


Also, as everyone knows, the real money from the movie is made in merchandising. Clothing,Food,Games,Action figures, toothbrushers, sunglasses and everything else imaginable needs to be branded with Wesnoth and then we will be rich!!! :D

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Post by Lord-Knightmare » December 3rd, 2016, 9:38 pm

Having been around here for 6 years, I do recall that there was a post (not this one) where some user mentioned that he would be making a movie, stating his budget and idea. I think it was in late 2011. In case if you're wondering, the movie was supposed to be the plot of Heir to the Throne as it is Wesnoth's Flagship campaign.

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Post by UK1 » December 3rd, 2016, 11:22 pm

Lord-Knightmare wrote:Having been around here for 6 years, I do recall that there was a post (not this one) where some user mentioned that he would be making a movie, stating his budget and idea. I think it was in late 2011. In case if you're wondering, the movie was supposed to be the plot of Heir to the Throne as it is Wesnoth's Flagship campaign.
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Even if someone made a C-level movie (I'm talking worse than the Dungeons and Dragons movie) for Wesnoth, I would absolutely positively watch it.
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Re: Wesnoth - The Movie

Post by ForestDragon » December 4th, 2016, 7:01 am

mainline campaigns wouldn't make too good movies, i think there are two UMC series which could be nicely fit for movies:
1.IftU series
2.The Dragon Trilogy
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Post by Lord-Knightmare » December 4th, 2016, 12:49 pm

(I'm talking worse than the Dungeons and Dragons movie)
I watched Dungeons and Dragons Three, and it was alright. The love scene between the dark sorceress and the crusader was unnecessary though.

I would watch the Wesnoth movie too, even if it was worst than Arthur and Merlin (the one with Stefan Butler as Merlin).
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Re: Wesnoth - The Movie

Post by doofus-01 » December 5th, 2016, 5:59 am

Zap-Zarap wrote:Once, that "Wesnoth inc." and the other new business stuff have generated enough money, will there a Wesnoth movie be produced?
The money generated by "Wesnoth, Inc." business stuff might be enough to cover a low-end Android phone for the cameraman and some aluminum foil for a helmet for spear-carrier #3. They could go to some LARP gathering, and as long as somebody there has pointy ears, the footage could probably be used for something.

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Re: Wesnoth - The Movie

Post by Midnight_Carnival » December 5th, 2016, 12:29 pm

somebody get Uwe Bhol drunk and tell him about the idea, you'll get a cheap generic movie with bad acting (despite some well known stars who refuse to be associated with it afterwards), lazily written plot and bad fx which has nothing to do with Wesnoth except for the name.

Likely cast:
Samuel L. Jackson as Konrad
Sylvester Stallone as Defaldor
etc...
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...apparenly we can't go with it or something.

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Post by The_Gnat » December 5th, 2016, 10:40 pm

Midnight_Carnival wrote:somebody get Uwe Bhol drunk and tell him about the idea, you'll get a cheap generic movie with bad acting (despite some well known stars who refuse to be associated with it afterwards), lazily written plot and bad fx which has nothing to do with Wesnoth except for the name.

Likely cast:
Samuel L. Jackson as Konrad
Sylvester Stallone as Defaldor
etc...
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Re: Wesnoth - The Movie

Post by revolting_peasant » October 21st, 2017, 3:26 pm

I just had the same idea. Wesnoth: The Movie FTW :-D

... but yeah, most campaigns are not nearly fleshed out enough to make a good movie. With a large effects budget if could a hack-and-slash affair like the Warcraft movie perhaps. Or - it could go in an entirely different direction had there been some kind of novelization of anything.

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Re: Wesnoth - The Movie

Post by Vulpine » October 27th, 2017, 9:21 pm

You mean like Stone Remembers?
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