CG Enslaved movie was pitched at one point, says Ninja Theory

Friday, 24th September 2010 12:12 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades has revealed a CG movie of Enslaved was pitched to Hollywood studios.

But he told D’Toid that it ended up being rejected by all of them.

“We were serious about it. We went to all the big studios in Hollywood and pitched the idea,” said Antoniades.

He added that the studios didn’t understand the concept of rendering the scenes for the movie in real time.

“They have no idea of what real time means. They just care about how good it looks.”

Antoniades continues: “Then, the fact that you say you can do this for cheap has no interest to studios whatsoever because they don’t want to do it for cheap. They want Pixar and the other higher end [studios] to do it for 100 million dollars or 60 million dollars.”

An Enslaved movie wouldn’t be far from the button, innit. Film writer Alex Garland, who wrote 28 Days Later, penned the game’s story, while Lord of the Rings’ Andy Serkis voices main character Monkey.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West releases on October 8 for PS3 and 360 in the UK.

The demo is out now on PSN and Xbox Live.



  1. Fantastic

    The value and credence of your game is does not hang on a possible movie deal. The point of making a game is to sell games. Not movies tikets.

    It used to be good movies translated into bad games. Not too sure why so many game makers are looking for good games to be made into bad movies.

    More cash from our wallets for them I guess.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gadzooks!

    I really dont like the way so many game devs think they could be movie producers, and try to crowbar one medium into the other.

    Heavy Rain and MGS4 are both prime examples of the industry mashup producing games that were deeply deficient in both departments, IMO.

    People like Pixar movies because they are produced by people with the right qualities for movie production, not game production. The line between game and movie is not a fine one, it’s a gaping chasm. Stick to what you are good at.

    And make a damn followup to Kungfu Chaos!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Isaaclarke37

    This is something that i would have loved to see.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. manamana

    I ask myself, if there ever was a bad movie, which translated into a decent game?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. revolting

    @4 George Lucas says “Monies plx!”, resulting in Lego Star Wars, the only good thing related to The Phantom Menace, which in turn gave us the entire Lego movie adaptation franchise.

    #5 4 years ago

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