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Old 01-30-2023, 04:57 PM   #381
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I'm glad that they adapted it into an HBO quality series. I legitimately despised the mechanics of the game and gave up around what would be the end of episode 1 in the series, story-wise.



Always felt I missed out on a special story. Now I can enjoy it without all the tedious frustration.
I was just chuckling to myself last night, with the success of the The Last of Us I wonder if Sony's itching to auction off other properties.

God of War, starring The Rock, coming soon to Paramount+!
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Old 01-30-2023, 05:08 PM   #382
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Definitely what the world needs, more IP with The Rock in it.
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Old 01-30-2023, 05:34 PM   #383
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I was just chuckling to myself last night, with the success of the The Last of Us I wonder if Sony's itching to auction off other properties.

God of War, starring The Rock, coming soon to Paramount+!
Well they already f**** up Uncharted.

Done properly it would have been a great, modern-day Indiana Jones type episodic HBO show with a Nathan Fillion/Harrison Ford type instead of Spider-Man
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Red Dead Redemption would make for a bad-ass series.
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Well they already f**** up Uncharted.

Done properly it would have been a great, modern-day Indiana Jones type episodic HBO show with a Nathan Fillion/Harrison Ford type instead of Spider-Man
Seriously, that role was practically written for Nathan Fillion, but instead of the wise cracking, physically strong jackass, they cast a guy that looks like he's 13 and has the personality of a q-tip.

I'll never understand it
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Old 01-30-2023, 05:58 PM   #386
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Red Dead Redemption would make for a bad-ass series.
I'm down for this Videogame Cinematic Universe.

After the public grows tired of Superhero movies where Marvel has upped the stakes so much that every movie now has to do with battles across dimensions and time, we need a new direction.
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Red Dead Redemption would make for a bad-ass series.
please, let's not TV-ify Rockstar games

we need to draw the line somewhere

and I love the GTAs
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Old 01-30-2023, 06:28 PM   #388
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Opps already posted.
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Old 01-30-2023, 06:31 PM   #389
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Damn, I always thought I had good powers of observation but I didn't spot that at all, and I was literally just there a couple of weeks ago walking down the frozen creek there.

My immediate thought was it was the bridge at the Bird Sanctuary in Inglewood and the overgrown road they walked down afterwards was Sanctuary Road by the train tracks there, but looking on Google Maps, there is neither a bridge like that at the Sanctuary nor is that road even remotely similar.

I'm losing it.

Was Bill's street an actual place, or just a set?
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Damn, I always thought I had good powers of observation but I didn't spot that at all, and I was literally just there a couple of weeks ago walking down the frozen creek there.

My immediate thought was it was the bridge at the Bird Sanctuary in Inglewood and the overgrown road they walked down afterwards was Sanctuary Road by the train tracks there, but looking on Google Maps, there is neither a bridge like that at the Sanctuary nor is that road even remotely similar.

I'm losing it.

Was Bill's street an actual place, or just a set?
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It's basically a set. I think they built most of that for the show.
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Old 01-30-2023, 06:47 PM   #392
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Was Bill's street an actual place, or just a set?
The article says the set was built in a town (High River Beachwood Estates according to Youtube) where all the houses were flooded in 2013 and demolished so only the streets were left. Then they set up a Potemkin village of fronts for all the buildings. They even had to truck in deciduous trees from Vancouver and plant them to look like the east coast.

The actual interiors were at the Calgary Film Center studios.

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Does 10 miles west of Boston even have mountains and pine trees? Appalachians maybe??
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God of War, starring The Rock, coming soon to Paramount+!
Amazon Prime is thinking what you're thinking.



https://kotaku.com/god-of-war-amazon...ion-1849921251
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Ha, I was absolutely of those spotify streams.
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Awesome, nailed almost everything while watching. Although, I guess knowing the few places they filmed while they were here helps a lot. Had just never heard of Fish Creek filming but was 99% sure that was the west Fish Creek area.

But man, it's such a cool feeling to see two hollywood stars walking across a bridge that you run across all the time.
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The two Red Dead Redemption games could absolutely be done, but also as series. It would be harder to pull off than The Last of Us. Both John Marston and Arthur Morgan are such specific characters and voices it would be so difficult.. but done right, what a series.
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Pretty amazing for an episode that was clearly meant to save time and budget. Just a beautifully told apocalyptic love story with the letter at the end tying things into the bigger picture. I love how TLOU takes these zombie tropes, like an immune child, a newly infected person sacrificing themselves, or the self sufficient prepper, but adds so much story and characterisation they feel fresh and realistic.
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Great episode. A beautiful piece of television. I see the comparisons out there to San Junipero from Black Mirror (which is a masterpiece).
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