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Jerry Bruckheimer Teams With MTV For Games

Zonk posted more than 6 years ago | from the lots-of-explosions dept.

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Well-known action film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer has teamed up with MTV Games to make games. Stephen Totilo and the MTV Multiplayer blog had a chance to speak candidly with the director himself, as well as the MTV executive behind the deal, Jeff Yapp. "Bruckheimer: I think the same kind of stuff we bring to television and films, we always want to look at things a little differently from other people. Pirate films were dead for a long time and we put Johnny Depp in it and created an unforgettable character. We did the same thing with fighter pilots in "Top Gun" and dancers in "Flashdance." So we're just trying to see things a little differently."

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What the hell (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21753070)

What the hell is with MTV and video games nowadays?

Leave our fun alone and GO BACK TO ENTERTAINING BULEMEA WOMEN, YOU CUNTS!!!

oh, and frosty prosty.

Re:What the hell (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21753596)

If u weren't AC that would be a 5 Insightful. Maybe you'll get a -1 Troll (or me)

Flashdance? (1)

oahazmatt (868057) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753074)

I'm sorry, but when you have an article about gaming, and reference Flashdance, I think of a box that holds a DDR mat and a bucket of water.

Re:Flashdance? (1)

Chyeld (713439) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753538)

A DDR mat and a bucket of water? Sounds like an emo suidice attempt.

The ol' bum rush (2, Interesting)

Cathoderoytube (1088737) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753138)

It's always interesting to see some celebrity try to bum rush some other genre just because they have some big name, and therefore that makes then (in their little mind) qualified as an expert in whatever other genre they're trying to straddle.

Lord knows we don't have enough explosions and special effects in video games already.

Re:The ol' bum rush (1)

Bieeanda (961632) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753480)

Nu-metal soundtracks, godawful storylines and tonnes of eye candy to distract the viewer from the piece's ultimate vapidity? Sounds like Bruckheimer's already a game developer.

Re:The ol' bum rush (1)

MBraynard (653724) | more than 6 years ago | (#21780552)

I can't speak for most of his films, but The Island is one of my all time favorites. Did you see it?

Re:The ol' bum rush (2, Interesting)

ZeroFactorial (1025676) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753712)

A quote from Jerry's Bio [imdb.com] (trivia section):

"I think that there's a certain synchronicity, so far, with what I like and with what the audiences like. But I don't make the movies for them. I make them because I wanna go see them myself."

Perhaps this works for making movies, but when you're an old fart who has likely never touched a controller (yes, I'm jumping to conclusions here - but there's a very good chance I'm right, based on the other 62 year olds I know) this sort of self-indulgent logic falls apart.

Perhaps if he'd grown up with the gamer generation his method of production would work. Unfortunately, he didn't, and it's likely to be a disaster when he tries it here.

Re:The ol' bum rush (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 6 years ago | (#21756266)

Lord knows we don't have enough explosions and special effects in video games already.
It's funny, but these days most action games have better plots than most action movies.

Re:The ol' bum rush (1)

Cathoderoytube (1088737) | more than 6 years ago | (#21756354)

That's absolutely true. I mean the SNES version of Aliens Vs. Predator has a better storyline than the new movie coming out. I mean what does that say when a second rate game from over 10 years ago has a better story than a supposed Hollywood blockbuster?

johnny depp..... (1)

emeraldfoxx (1193353) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753200)

if you put johnny depp into anything you get an unforgetable character. may not be by choice of those viewing... but i mean hell he WAS Edward Scissorhands! who could forget that?

Re:johnny depp..... (1)

AdamThor (995520) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753892)

What I've forgotten is where was Johnny Depp in Top Gun. Or Flashdance? Having Depp play a stripper is certainly looking at things a bit differently, though. At least it is in the subcultures in which *I* participate...

PhysX (1)

LordSkippy (140884) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753402)

So none of his games will be using this, http://www.ageia.com/physx/ [ageia.com] , then?

"We" made johnny depp unforgettable? (1)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753404)

I'm gonna say that Johnny Depp brought an unforgettable quality to your pirate movie, and Top Gun had an equally impressive cast -- it almost couldn't be bad, even as "80's" as it looks now. Putting Flashdance in the same group as the PotC series and Top Gun... hmmm. Sometimes I miss good ol' MTV!

Well, at least it isn't Michael Bay (2, Funny)

0xdeadbeef (28836) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753598)

That would be a reverse Uwe Boll.

Fighter pilots? (2, Funny)

Selfbain (624722) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753860)

Ya, those guys were so uncool before Top Gun.

Re:Fighter pilots? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21759482)

Dude, I actually lolled at that.

Has nothing else to do? (1)

AlphaDrake (1104357) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753874)

With the writers on strike (and him being heavily involved with affected shows like CSI, and movies written by the same writers) it's not like he really has anything to produce/direct anymore anyways. Gotta pay for the ladies somehow :P There are quite a few writers on the strike considering switching to games though, this could mean more games with scripted laughs (hopefully not), or more games with great storylines. Knowing Jerry Bruckheimers (generally) quality work, I am hoping he proves to continue to provide us with the latter.

Re:Has nothing else to do? (1)

AlphaDrake (1104357) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753924)

Sorry, forgot to add something (and format text properly come to think of it), for those who don't know, he is producing the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time movie, due out in 2009.

Link [wikipedia.org] (Wikipedia) Link [imdb.com] (IMDB)

Ha ha... (1)

Etrias (1121031) | more than 6 years ago | (#21753904)

Jerry Bruckheimer still thinks that MTV knows what's cool.

Re:Ha ha... (2, Insightful)

NewWorldDan (899800) | more than 6 years ago | (#21754830)

At least we know what to expect from a Jerry Bruckhemier produced game: fantastic graphics and a hollow formulaic plot with over the top characters that will basicly keep you occupied, but ultimately unsatisfied and wishing you'd done something else with your day.

Sounds like a match made in heaven (1)

pragma_x (644215) | more than 6 years ago | (#21756862)

...a hollow formulaic plot with over the top characters that will basicly keep you occupied, but ultimately unsatisfied and wishing you'd done something else with your day.

MTV already has this part down with little more than selective casting for its various incarnations of The Real World.

Re:Sounds like a match made in heaven (1)

Phase Shifter (70817) | more than 6 years ago | (#21757536)

I have faith that one day MTV will start releasing quality material. Wait, hear me out!

See,through the '90s I watched the quality of MTV's programing steadily slide downhill--It went from having a few decent shows at the end of the '80s to a more ADD-friendly format in the mid-90s. The downward spiral continued, and by the end of a decade ADHD actually seemed to be a requirement for proper viewing.

Extrapolating that trend to current times leads me to believe that MTV's target audience will soon reach the point where they're incapable of simultaneously focusing their eyes on the TV screen and breathing.

This inverted singularity (AKA "The Culling") will result in an inversion of populations along the intelligence axis of viewers, which will lead to intelligent programming.

(As in any post-singularity scenario, danger still exists in what is left behind. Taking my cue from the lunar virus vault in Arthur Clarke's 3001, I suggest all pre-Cull media should be shipped to a vault in a safe location--the sun's photosphere, for instance.)

Re:Sounds like a match made in heaven (1)

pragma_x (644215) | more than 6 years ago | (#21779158)

Hey, it can happen. That's where MTV networks shines: re-invention to suit an ever-changing audience.

I just can't wait to see what level of surrealism will be required by the generation that was weened on Spongebob Squarepants.

We'll get great games like... (2, Funny)

chakan2 (1106731) | more than 6 years ago | (#21754170)

Pimp my Armageddon and Perl Harbor starring 50 Cent

I for one welcome our new idea-deprived overlords (1)

realinvalidname (529939) | more than 6 years ago | (#21764812)

and will surely be delighted by the vapid, patronizing, derivative garbage that they bring to the video game medium.

Re:I for one welcome our new idea-deprived overlor (1)

jackbird (721605) | more than 6 years ago | (#21780502)

I for one welcome our new idea-deprived overlords, and will surely be delighted by the vapid, patronizing, derivative garbage that they bring to the video game medium.

You wanna bring vapid, patronizing, derivative garbage to the video game medium? Get in line.

MTV and Jerry Bruckheimer? (1)

rpillala (583965) | more than 6 years ago | (#21814044)

If either one of them had anything to do with games before now, maybe this partnership would make sense. They don't have games in common, they have a target demographic. They're not thinking "how can we make a great game out of this"" they're thinking "what are some other ways we can sell this to 18-34 year olds?"

No More.... (1)

iosq (1084989) | more than 6 years ago | (#21818158)

Oh shit... Doesn't sound to bad right... I mean we don't have to buy the games right... Then you remember that EB Games will soon be polluted up with 50 Cent games... And 50 Cent games will attract.... 12 year old suburban kids wearing basketball singlets that are 10 sizes to large for them. All while they're overpriced Walkman phones pump out shit into the airwaves. Is this what you want in your favorite game store?
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