Joss Whedon Is Not A Gamer

Joss Whedon Is Not A Gamer

Joss Whedon says he has been approached in the past to turn a video game into a feature film, the problem he says is that he doesn't play video games. There's also more talk on Firefly.

The full video from Joss Whedon's post Much Ado About Nothing screening with the Film Society of Lincoln Center has been posted on YouTube. We previously delivered a report on Joss' response on the Quicksilver controversy and his love of Batman but I have the rest of the pertinent questions and answers for my CBM geek brethren. Read the transcript below and click the source link at the bottom of the article to watch the video.

On KickStart-ing Firefly/Serenity.

Joss Whedon: I'm not going to do that. Maybe one day I will. Maybe one day a 'studio' will actually want me to. Right now, everyone is - I'm happy to say, working very hard in very good jobs. And there is a real fear of the monkey's paw. Where you bring it back to life and it isn't the same. I mean, eve if it's great and it isn't the same. So right now, I'm dying to get on a ship with those guys again but I'm also doing yet another goddamn huge ensemble movie [pause] Why I can't just make a movie about one guy, [pause] ever... So right now, I can't even access that part of my brain. But I'm also the guy that said 'Well, I'll never have anything to do with Buffy again so...' If all the planets align, that would be great but I'm not going to do what I did the first time and move heaven and Earth to make it happen because I just don't have that and I think you can't force it.

Has Joss ever been approached to adapt a video game into a feature film?

Joss Whedon: I've been approached a few times. And I've sort of gone down the path a little bit and its never amounted to anything. I still don't understand why they never made a Firefly game because it lends itself enormously. They were going to do a big massive, multiplayer thing with many M's in the acronym - I don't know what its called, I'm old, look at me for god's sake. I have reading glasses. At first, I was not interested in video games just because there really was no narrative, there was no character, there was no decision-making, there was bang-bang. And that's really changed, and its become more and more interesting and the form of storytelling that a lot of people are gravitating towards - My problem is, I don't play them. Because those video games, there's a career in those and I never got the hang of them as my nephews found out when they tried to play Gears of War with me. I suddenly wasn't the cool uncle anymore as I kept shooting them by mistake.

To see the video in full (it's 35 minutes) click the source link below.

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