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Episode 1: To the Moon => To the Moon - Discussions => Topic started by: TheGamerUnknown100 on August 31, 2012, 08:40:13 PM

Title: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on August 31, 2012, 08:40:13 PM
Has anyone ever thought of "To The Moon" to be an upcoming movie? I totally would agree with this idea. I could just image everything being brought out well with a "Live Action" sequanece. They could do animation but... it would not bring the lasting effect. Plus it would be better if they STUCK with the ORIGINAL soundtrack. Like they did with the "Phoenix Wright" Films! And it would be Completely AWESOME if they stuck with the Original plot! (They Must). I can just imagine Will Smith's wife playing as Eva! Jada. I cannot imagine who would play Watts though. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks!

P.S. Who else agrees on this film? Either Universal or Paramount or Lionsgate? Got any other ideas?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on August 31, 2012, 11:14:31 PM
It's a good idea, but it's been brought up loads of times before. :seraismile: There are a few threads about it.

Also, isn't there only one Ace Attorney film so far?  ???
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Wyndfal on September 01, 2012, 01:30:10 AM
There is only one reason behind this long delay in making the film:

They're having a pretty hard time negotiating with me for Watts' role. (because I am awesome and demand a huge lot of money)  :P

Ask Tumbles if you don't believe me!  :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: brien99 on September 03, 2012, 03:26:21 AM
I can honestly see Ryan Renolds as Neil, just because I've seen alot of his films and he can be a very serious actor or an amazingly funny comedian, depending on the role being played, and Neil is mostly for humor, but has some serious parts it the game  :)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: juicymarmalade on September 08, 2012, 01:58:50 AM
Personally I can't really feel any emotional depth in live action movies, so an animated film would be much more preferred.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: kikikai on September 08, 2012, 06:14:26 AM
Personally I can't really feel any emotional depth in live action movies, so an animated film would be much more preferred.
Huh? Why animation? o.o I like something like animes and cartoons, but...never thought of it like that...
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Rayen on September 08, 2012, 04:25:49 PM
Those ARE animated. o:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: freejack on September 09, 2012, 09:37:08 PM
This game has moved me so much that I'm actually considering putting together a short live action trailer just for the heck of it.  I have a decent amount of video experience and might be able to create something worthwhile.  Found the perfect place to film some of the scenes.  Check out this lighthouse that's just 30 minutes from my house.

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flighthousegetaway.com%2Flights%2FNY%2Ffire2.jpg&hash=a37a95ff030737cde651d1f56e0d3832)

It's publicly accessible and they even allow you access to the tower.  Coming up with a rough storyboard now.  Hopefully I'll actually have the time to make this happen.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: kikikai on September 10, 2012, 03:29:05 AM
This game has moved me so much that I'm actually considering putting together a short live action trailer just for the heck of it.  I have a decent amount of video experience and might be able to create something worthwhile.  Found the perfect place to film some of the scenes.  Check out this lighthouse that's just 30 minutes from my house.

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flighthousegetaway.com%2Flights%2FNY%2Ffire2.jpg&hash=a37a95ff030737cde651d1f56e0d3832)

It's publicly accessible and they even allow you access to the tower.  Coming up with a rough storyboard now.  Hopefully I'll actually have the time to make this happen.

I like to see!  :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Question Mark on September 10, 2012, 07:14:42 AM
This game has moved me so much that I'm actually considering putting together a short live action trailer just for the heck of it.  I have a decent amount of video experience and might be able to create something worthwhile.  Found the perfect place to film some of the scenes.  Check out this lighthouse that's just 30 minutes from my house.

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flighthousegetaway.com%2Flights%2FNY%2Ffire2.jpg&hash=a37a95ff030737cde651d1f56e0d3832)
What about the Space Shuttle? :P
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Raxus on September 10, 2012, 04:03:18 PM
I have an old Star Wars X-wing kikikai can use~!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on September 10, 2012, 08:23:00 PM
Pfft, just use Kan's lego one. :vikonsmile:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: kikikai on September 11, 2012, 04:34:42 AM
I have an old Star Wars X-wing kikikai can use~!
Eh? What? o.o
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Anden120 on September 11, 2012, 03:37:21 PM
Iv'e seen the discussions going crazy about making a film for To the Moon, but..would it make justice for the beautfiul game it is?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on September 12, 2012, 01:04:08 AM
I have an old Star Wars X-wing kikikai can use~!
Eh? What? o.o

Don't worry the smoke was in his eyes and he didn't read who was planning this XD
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: MidgardDragon on September 13, 2012, 12:24:47 AM
I would love this as a movie, if done right by the right people.  It would stand alongside Eternal Sunshine to me as one of the all-time greats.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on September 13, 2012, 01:58:03 AM
Totally agree, it should be a movie! But it would have to be done right, and stick to the story. For something this beautiful, only the best people should work on it/ be in it. And Ryan Renolds as Neil would be fantastic, omg.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: freejack on September 13, 2012, 01:57:40 PM
Sorry but I cannot take Ryan Reynolds seriously after the abomination known as the Green Lantern.  Reynolds wrap would be better at playing Johnny than him.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: EzeCoyote on September 13, 2012, 04:36:27 PM
Get Uwe Boll on the case!




...
HAH
Title: Thanks!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 13, 2012, 07:00:26 PM
Thank you! I want to get the opinon's of others! Thanks! Please keep this thread alive! I want to hear all of your actor's/opinon's of who plays and what happends in the game. "BUMP"

Long Live Ken! Please! I strongly suggest Paramount! Who else agrees?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Lexyvil on September 13, 2012, 08:03:22 PM
This game really is movie worthy. If I was part of any movie projects, I'd surely consider the man in charge to produce it.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Magdalene123 on September 14, 2012, 06:58:44 AM
Ryan Reynolds can pull off the character of Neil very well, he has that charisma in his personality and he can be funny too.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 14, 2012, 05:42:08 PM
I believe Niel should be ...... hm.. PEWDIEPIE XD just kidding. Umm..  i actually dont know? Some young blonde actor? The guy  from "I am number one maybe??"
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Merlandese on September 14, 2012, 06:08:48 PM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages4.fanpop.com%2Fimage%2Fphotos%2F17100000%2FJGL-at-UCLA-joseph-gordon-levitt-17109359-500-651.jpg&hash=16ca25e1b247bafcdca8f4acabfdd3c1)

My first Neil choice, no question.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on September 14, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages4.fanpop.com%2Fimage%2Fphotos%2F17100000%2FJGL-at-UCLA-joseph-gordon-levitt-17109359-500-651.jpg&hash=16ca25e1b247bafcdca8f4acabfdd3c1)

My first Neil choice, no question.


I agree that broken image is such a good actor.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Merlandese on September 14, 2012, 07:13:48 PM
It's still better than PewDiePie. :p

This might work:

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ft1.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcSy9Qd2SGqLNXKJumsaVQIhDbBYS9g9QqIKavUM86GGHXU_1vt9tvsElnhR&hash=c0234e1aaddf22d3a2124d505a1848ea)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on September 14, 2012, 07:18:48 PM
Who the hell is that, and I totally agree that the broken picture is still better than PewDiePie, I think Clippy is too.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 14, 2012, 07:23:36 PM
Yes Joseph Gordon-Levitt! PERFECT!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Merlandese on September 14, 2012, 07:36:28 PM
Yes Joseph Gordon-Levitt! PERFECT!

+1
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on September 14, 2012, 09:56:05 PM
Yeah, I can picture it. :seraismile: He's a great actor, and he'd do an awesome job.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on September 15, 2012, 10:25:41 PM
Oooo, yeah I can see Joseph Gordon-Levitt!
But what about Jorma Taccone?
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fia.media-imdb.com%2Fimages%2FM%2FMV5BMTk2MzIyNDkzNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTkxNzU3Mg%40%40._V1._SX128_SY199_.jpg&hash=f8fc4ddf549f9d20314ace7ca0aaa742)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Ferdk on September 15, 2012, 10:43:25 PM
that wouldn't be his first time in someone's dreams xD

what about JIM CARREY? mainly because I like to see Jim Carrey in any role ever. Like all day. Everyday.

Gabrielle Union for Eva?
Spoiler: show

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F0.tqn.com%2Fd%2Fbasketball%2F1%2F0%2Fk%2F6%2F-%2F-%2F89714404.jpg&hash=0899ec06ef68e98f4f35349717387ff1)


Maybe I'm giving old actors, how old are Neil and Eva supposed to be?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Merlandese on September 16, 2012, 02:20:18 AM
We actually have a thread about this already, and I've concluded the rolls all by myself.

Eva is played by:

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.askmen.com%2Fcelebs%2Fwomen%2Factress_200%2F246_zoe_saldanalarge_image-1.jpg&hash=0372821cb24a285e457bbf51f555410c)

Done.

Walk away, everbirdy, because you can't beat this line-up!

(Although I will admit Jorma isn't too bad a choice for Neil.)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on September 16, 2012, 02:28:20 AM
http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=3425.0 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=3425.0)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on September 16, 2012, 03:14:07 PM
(Although I will admit Jorma isn't too bad a choice for Neil.)


Awwwww yeah!

[url]http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=3425.0[/url] ([url]http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=3425.0[/url])


Like the choices for the ladies, I must say!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Unimaginative Username on September 16, 2012, 05:54:59 PM
We actually have a thread about this already, and I've concluded the rolls all by myself.

Eva is played by:

Spoiler: show
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.askmen.com%2Fcelebs%2Fwomen%2Factress_200%2F246_zoe_saldanalarge_image-1.jpg&hash=0372821cb24a285e457bbf51f555410c)


Done.

Walk away, everbirdy, because you can't beat this line-up!

(Although I will admit Jorma isn't too bad a choice for Neil.)


Who is that?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Merlandese on September 16, 2012, 07:17:33 PM
Her name is Zoe Saldana, if that means anything.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 16, 2012, 09:49:31 PM
Yes, but I am LITERALLY serious! When are they making a movie about this. EVERYONE, CONTACT JAMES CAMERON OR.... a director. If not then a production company (lionsgate, paramount etc!) Please, lets try and..somehow.. make this possbile! This WILL win acadamy awards etc! This movie speaks SOUL! Plus it is ORIGINAL and not redone (Titanic 3D. REALLY!?!?!). Thank you
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: EzeCoyote on September 17, 2012, 05:31:04 AM
You're right. We DO need to contact people. Kan said he's open to the idea.
https://twitter.com/Reives_Freebird/status/247571792842067968
Sort of.

The problem is contacting a director and making them interested. Just saying "Hey, could you make a movie out of the story in this game?" won't spark any interest in it.
Unless they're Uwe Boll, in which case he'll take it as a dare and do it anyway.

Also Jim Carrey as Neil. Yes, please!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Ferdk on September 17, 2012, 09:35:58 AM
The problem would be the same problem we always have :P investors like to toy around the stuff they invest. Unless Kan goes for a crowdfunding and makes it indie, what we would get would be a very different story that resembles the original idea. That's how they roll in hollywood.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: EzeCoyote on September 17, 2012, 11:19:16 AM
The problem would be the same problem we always have :P investors like to toy around the stuff they invest. Unless Kan goes for a crowdfunding and makes it indie, what we would get would be a very different story that resembles the original idea. That's how they roll in hollywood.

So long as they keep the concept of reverse-chronological story-telling through memory-traversal and keep the story intact, I wouldn't mind.  I don't think it would be too hard to compress it into a 2 hour movie, regardless of if the game itself is almost 4. They might have to skip a line here and there, but as long as it's the same story being told with the same conclusions and problems, it should still be great.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Ferdk on September 17, 2012, 12:00:17 PM
Well that's basically what I'm saying, it probably wouldn't end up having the story intact. That's what they like to change around.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on September 17, 2012, 03:58:20 PM
If Dick Figures could raise $313,271 to animate a movie, the indie funding thing could easily work once enough people know about it. Unless somebody finds the right director, of course.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Merlandese on September 17, 2012, 04:08:36 PM
Unless somebody finds the right director, of course.

I think this is one of the most important--and also hardest--of the required tasks. The director would need to have a vision that not only fell in-line with Kan's, but was experienced/savvy enough to be different for a film approach. She'd also need to have legitimate interest in To the Moon as something more than a movie, which would be hard because not all indie directors are indie game players by any means.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 17, 2012, 05:00:03 PM
Yes I agree! ..

1. Jim Carry ;/.. eh.. to funny.

2. The director... that is the hard part. He must visualize this on screen

3. The plost MUST REMAIN ORIGINAL. River and JOHNNY MUST BE IN THERE! Others can change :/! They are the CORE of the game! Also the Niel etc! :D

4. Who should start a PETITION!!!? Lol! I really badly want this to be a movie..or... TO STAR IN IT! :D :D! Young niel 12-14! :D :D! Anyway.. so.. Paramount etc? Who do you believe should publish it? :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on September 17, 2012, 07:21:47 PM
For a director, I'm guessing either Christopher Nolan (the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception), Joss Whedon (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods, and The Avengers), or David Yates (the last 3 Harry Potter films). Or maybe Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)?
They've all got good POVs, but whoever it is, as long as they work closely with Kan the movie will be alright.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Ferdk on September 17, 2012, 07:30:28 PM
I'd be down for Nolan, I think he's great. But I guess people would say "you again inside people's minds? got anything new?" :P

I wonder if the similarities to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would backlash, though
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on September 17, 2012, 07:48:02 PM
I'd say Rob Reiner, but he hasn't really been in form lately. :seraisweat:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: p_nut_uk on September 30, 2012, 05:06:42 AM
I'm being deadly serious here, now I know absolutely nothing about how you'd go about starting to get a crew together for such a big, but not necessarily expensive project. But Personally I'd hire a good director (Nick Cassavetes - The Notebook) but leave the rest of it lowish budget, using unknown actors, there aren't many special effects needed if you don't want to.

It's not my story so I can't really be the one to go around giving the script to directors/studios but a way of getting funding together could be something like Kickstarter, or other crowdfunding sites, personally i'd put 100 up, and if 1000 did the same then there'd be 100,000 and if 10,000 people did it, 1,000,000 etc.

If you avoided big name actors and lots of special effects i'm sure it could be done for a small budget
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on September 30, 2012, 05:26:45 AM
Reives, I'd like to audition for the part of Nick. Expect my audition tape shortly.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Ferdk on September 30, 2012, 09:31:59 AM
I'll play Ted.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Aurzel on September 30, 2012, 10:06:36 AM
Has anyone called dibs on the squirwel?

If not, dibs.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Question Mark on September 30, 2012, 12:34:35 PM
I'll play Ted.
I'll play Johnny's mom's car.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Merlandese on September 30, 2012, 01:03:53 PM
Oooh, I'll be Alistair!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on September 30, 2012, 02:48:33 PM
I can be Neil Watts! [someone whispers] What? Neil has to be played by a guy? Fine, I'll be the Tardis. XD
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: umbrellaeinheit on September 30, 2012, 02:57:17 PM
I want to be a lighthouse.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on September 30, 2012, 04:52:12 PM
I'll be the dead rabbit.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Just Lance on September 30, 2012, 05:33:18 PM
I wanna be random guy in background NUMBA 3!!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on September 30, 2012, 07:36:56 PM
Oooh, I'll be Alistair!

But don't you know how badly he smells? :o

WORSE THAN THE ROADKILL
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Aurzel on September 30, 2012, 09:31:27 PM
Would you take the word of someone who can't appreciate the acquired taste that is pickled olives?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: kikikai on October 01, 2012, 05:46:10 AM
I would like to be Eva Rosalene...but I'm Asian  :seraisweat:

...Oh, I'll play as the random kid in Neil's presentation who shouts 'I knew that.' or Timmy :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Question Mark on October 01, 2012, 07:23:01 AM
You can be Eva's Asian cousin.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on October 05, 2012, 05:57:04 PM
I would LOVEEEEEEEEE to play YOUNG YOUNG YOUNG 12-13 year old johnny. but i have blue eyes nad berown heair.... soooooooooooooooooo. :/ :D! i still want to :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Just Lance on October 05, 2012, 06:53:26 PM
A wig and different color eye contacts do the trick.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Toon319 on October 08, 2012, 05:36:30 PM
Just my opinion, but I personally think that the game wouldn't make that great of a movie. One of the main factors of the game's beauty is the massive emphasis on the astounding music, which is also a reason i don't think voice acting would go particularly well - with having to listen to voices at the same time as listening to the music kinda detracts from the whole experience for me, in a way. The way it plays out with you imagining what the characters sound like and what their facial expressions are gives it a rather personal aspect as a lot of it is based around the viewer's imagination, like a book. Another reason that comes to mind is the sort of "optional" things, like looking around at the environment to give yourself more perspective, or - *Spoiler* 
Spoiler: show
seeing what's up with those pills that roll out of the car ;P
, stuff like that.

My point, pretty much, is that it will undoubtedly acquire the "book -> film syndrome" - no matter how good the film may or may not be, the way it's played out is very specific. Specific things happen, and they are given to you in one form; with a book or a game like this however, there are infinite possibilities driven by the extent of your imagination that tailor it to the viewer - YOU.

I'm sure that is would make a wonderful film to others, but.....  that's just my opinion.  ;)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 08, 2012, 05:41:37 PM
That just means whoever writes the screenplay has to adapt it REALLY well, and work closely with Kan. A fuller, more orchestral soundtrack, using the original music as a basis, would be fantastically beautiful in a movie! :seraismile:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: keyan88 on October 08, 2012, 05:55:44 PM
If its made the squirrel fight better still be there
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: kikikai on October 08, 2012, 09:12:13 PM
I now wonder how many things would be cut out if it was a film...mostly the memory links finding things would be taken out  :reivsweat: ... BUT NO ONE TAKE OUT NEIL ON A HORSE! NONE OF THEM CAN BE TAKEN OUT!  :stare:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Aurzel on October 08, 2012, 09:43:37 PM
You can't take out the memory breaking, otherwise we wont have eva ****blocking the kamehameha!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: keyan88 on October 08, 2012, 09:59:17 PM
You can't take out the memory breaking, otherwise we wont have eva ****blocking the kamehameha!

lol so true, but it does have potential, that is undeniable
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: kikikai on October 09, 2012, 02:08:31 AM
Those are the mementos, I'm talking about the five coloured orbs  :)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 09, 2012, 11:14:20 AM
You need the orbs to break the mementos, in a movie that shouldn't change, it just wouldn't take forever to find all of them.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Aurzel on October 09, 2012, 01:26:24 PM
Yeah they'd just stand there looking around and go:
'well this and this look important'
neil picks up the platypus
'this thing again, oh well free point'
Afterall the orbs are just as important as the mementos.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: kikikai on October 09, 2012, 05:56:16 PM
I'm just worried the viewers would think it is repetitive  :reivsweat:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: keyan88 on October 09, 2012, 06:02:38 PM
they willl have to make sure that each one is clear why it is important and i think it will be fine
 
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 09, 2012, 06:43:53 PM
^This, and besides, if it would be a 2-3 hour movie, there would be plenty of time.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Aurzel on October 09, 2012, 07:07:24 PM
^This, and besides, if it would be a 2-3 hour movie, there would be plenty of time.

I disagree, a 'plenty of time' attitude would draw out the points longer than necessary and bore an audience. The orbs would need to be quick and to the point, except maybe for the first jump or two when you have a bit more time to explain things. Afterall remember how many memories there are to go through plus the endgame, accomplishing everything in 2-3 hours would be quite a squeeze without making it feel rushed.

In the game looking for the orbs and breaking the mementos (the little minigame for preparing the mementos should not be included of course, just saying :D ) takes as much if not more of the memory piece. In a film this part should be reduced as much as possible. I mean including time to digest the scene and have their antics I'd say five minutes is more than enough time (2-3 mins to discuss the scene, another 2 minutes to find the orbs and half a minute for break and travel). The scenes themselves would be even smaller generally since you don't have to spend time walking during the scenes that require movement and things that take more effort to get across to do with atmosphere are much quicker to accomplish on film.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 09, 2012, 07:51:45 PM
(the little minigame for preparing the mementos should not be included of course, just saying :D )

Of course not, lol! My word!

I mean including time to digest the scene and have their antics I'd say five minutes is more than enough time (2-3 mins to discuss the scene, another 2 minutes to find the orbs and half a minute for break and travel). The scenes themselves would be even smaller generally since you don't have to spend time walking during the scenes that require movement and things that take more effort to get across to do with atmosphere are much quicker to accomplish on film.

I wasn't suggesting they go through and search everything like in the game. But actually finding the orbs is important. Imagine while we watch the memories unfold, they find the mementos (and discuss it of course), so we're learning information while they're finding information. Like, combining gathering mementos with the memories, which happens often enough in gameplay anyway. That's rather the point of the orbs to begin with, otherwise they'd just hop from memory to memory without learning much of anything. After all, they're there to do a job, not explore. The mementos are the only thing keeping time slow enough to learn information.

Like I said, the right screenplay writer working with Kan could create a magical piece, combine it with the right director and actors (which we've pretty much handpicked in other topics, lol :P), and some sweeping musical score variations of Kan's songs, the original piano at times, and some nice, seamless CGI, and it would be a fantastic work of art. The warm inside colors of Johnny's house, the gentle camera angles, the static, the cold "it's our job" attitude... it could be gorgeous.

I bet one day it'll be made into a movie, too. And I can be a total hipster about it and brag that I knew it when it was just a video game. :seraismile:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on October 09, 2012, 07:59:36 PM
I don't know if anyone's seen it but the 50's or whatever Christmas Carol with Alistar Sim is what I'm imagining the movie as.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on October 09, 2012, 08:40:44 PM
I don't know if anyone's seen it but the 50's or whatever Christmas Carol with Alistar Sim is what I'm imagining the movie as.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrooge_(1951_film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrooge_(1951_film))
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on October 09, 2012, 08:44:36 PM
I don't know if anyone's seen it but the 50's or whatever Christmas Carol with Alistar Sim is what I'm imagining the movie as.


[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrooge_(1951_film)[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrooge_(1951_film))[/url]


Yeah, that one, I haven't seen the British cut of it, but the US cut is great and you should all watch it. Also don't watch the colorized version.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Aurzel on October 09, 2012, 09:04:51 PM
lol imagine if this did get made in movie. Quite a feather in Kan's cap.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Unimaginative Username on October 14, 2012, 06:42:28 AM
lol imagine if this did get made in movie. Quite a feather in Kan's cap.

Provided that it is actually decent.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: r3kan on October 14, 2012, 06:57:25 AM
lol imagine if this did get made in movie. Quite a feather in Kan's cap.

Provided that it is actually decent.
i assume it wouldnt be too hard to create a movie version since 1. its not 1st person, 2. theres no 'inner thought' dialogues. the only problem would be the camera angles and transitions. im hoping for a drama on stage though(cant remember the word for it), think it'll fit perfectly
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 14, 2012, 10:08:02 AM
i assume it wouldnt be too hard to create a movie version since 1. its not 1st person, 2. theres no 'inner thought' dialogues. the only problem would be the camera angles and transitions. im hoping for a drama on stage though(cant remember the word for it), think it'll fit perfectly

A To The Moon play? So it'll be a play about something you play. :seraismile:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: r3kan on October 14, 2012, 10:18:22 AM
i assume it wouldnt be too hard to create a movie version since 1. its not 1st person, 2. theres no 'inner thought' dialogues. the only problem would be the camera angles and transitions. im hoping for a drama on stage though(cant remember the word for it), think it'll fit perfectly

A To The Moon play? So it'll be a play about something you play. :seraismile:
yo dawg i herd you like plays so we let you play in your play so you can play while you play
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 14, 2012, 10:39:51 AM
A whole new meaning to a Let's Play. :seraismile:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: keyan88 on October 14, 2012, 07:00:09 PM
A whole new meaning to a Let's Play. :seraismile:

couldnt find a video of this, but
*isnert quote from new pink panther movie, inspector crusoe saying "good one"
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Aurzel on October 20, 2012, 07:17:53 PM
A play of something you play?

Anyone else feel like a bit of Hamlet?

Having said that though, I think there's too much graphical mismash that would be lost in a play compared to a film.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Question Mark on October 20, 2012, 10:25:01 PM
lol imagine if this did get made in movie. Quite a feather in Kan's cap.

Provided that it is actually decent.
2. theres no 'inner thought' dialogues
Rosalene.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 20, 2012, 11:36:08 PM
Rosalene.

That's almost a dream sequence, but she's by herself so that would work. I think he means there's no inner thought dialogue during the scenes, so it wouldn't conflict with speech.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: r3kan on October 21, 2012, 05:06:02 AM
Rosalene.

That's almost a dream sequence, but she's by herself so that would work. I think he means there's no inner thought dialogue during the scenes, so it wouldn't conflict with speech.
:o there were thought dialogue in the game? i must be growing senile already. where exactly is this?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Sanicgottafeelfast on October 21, 2012, 11:38:27 AM
Rosalene.

That's almost a dream sequence, but she's by herself so that would work. I think he means there's no inner thought dialogue during the scenes, so it wouldn't conflict with speech.
:o there were thought dialogue in the game? i must be growing senile already. where exactly is this?

The scene after they run around trying to force johnny to join nasa she's on the bench thinking really deeply... to be honest I'd totally forgotten that scene haha xD.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: NEvaWHO on November 02, 2012, 10:21:38 PM
that wouldn't be his first time in someone's dreams xD

what about JIM CARREY? mainly because I like to see Jim Carrey in any role ever. Like all day. Everyday.

Gabrielle Union for Eva?
Spoiler: show

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F0.tqn.com%2Fd%2Fbasketball%2F1%2F0%2Fk%2F6%2F-%2F-%2F89714404.jpg&hash=0899ec06ef68e98f4f35349717387ff1)


Maybe I'm giving old actors, how old are Neil and Eva supposed to be?


Jim Carrey Probably Wouldn't Work, 'cause People Already Talk About How 'TtM' Is An Homage To 'Eternal Sunshine.'
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: NEvaWHO on November 02, 2012, 10:33:25 PM
Anyone else feel like a bit of Hamlet?

YES!! ALWAYS!!!

FINALLY!!! SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS!!!

:deepstuff: (Apple As Substitute For Yorrick's Skull)-->:Evapple:"Alas, Poor PewDie! I Knew Him, Aurzel; A Fellow Of Infinite Jest And Most Excellent Fancy. He Hath Bore Us On A Thousand Hillarious Antics, And Now? How Abhorred In My Imagination It Is. You're Not Even Reading This, Are You!?!?!? Why Would I Even Bother To Keep Typing This? I Guess To See If Anyone Actually Does Read It, Still, I Think I'm Done, Now."
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Aurzel on November 03, 2012, 02:58:21 PM
Noooo why would you be done? you should keep typing
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Unimaginative Username on November 03, 2012, 08:21:17 PM
With how films are going these days I am starting to doubt there is a director that could do the game's plot justice. Or turn it into some pathetic love story.


Spoiler: show
"Alas, Poor PewDie! I Knew Him, Aurzel; A Fellow Of Infinite Jest And Most Excellent Fancy. He Hath Bore Us On A Thousand Hillarious Antics, And Now? How Abhorred In My Imagination It Is. You're Not Even Reading This, Are You!?!?!? Why Would I Even Bother To Keep Typing This? I Guess To See If Anyone Actually Does Read It, Still, I Think I'm Done, Now."

I approve of these two words being used in such close proximity to each other.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on November 03, 2012, 10:36:46 PM
But it IS some pathetic love story. It's just a really good one. :deepstuff:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Unimaginative Username on November 04, 2012, 04:40:15 AM
But it IS some pathetic love story. It's just a really good one. :deepstuff:

A good love story is not a pathetic one, but could be turned into one. I have lost hope in the film industry basically as it not longer seems that the quality of the film matters if you make massive profits from it.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on November 04, 2012, 07:46:16 AM
I have lost hope in the film industry basically as it not longer seems that the quality of the film matters if you make massive profits from it.

I disagree! Kinda. :vikonsmile:

First of all, a lot of people in a lot of industries are just there for the money. That's not the film industry, that's life. I definitely think more solid movies are being made now than any other time in the industry's history. Of course, if you're comparing what's in the cinema now to old classics then it's just nostalgia playing silly buggers. :vikonsmile:

That being said, there's a whole lot of d-bags in the industry. If you wanna get a good version of TtM, it's probably gotta be indie with a fair budget.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Merlandese on November 04, 2012, 02:30:36 PM
If you wanna get a good version of TtM, it's probably gotta be indie with a fair budget.

Even that plays with what you previously said, except people in the indie "industry" put more weight on a sort of social prestige than on, say, turning a profit. If you make TtM the indie director route, you're likely to get a different kind of d-bag--one who really wants to make a movie that shows off how hip he/she is on the merits of being independent, different, and obscure.

So it really doesn't matter how you do it in the end. Just pick the crew with the closest vision to yours despite their motivation.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on November 04, 2012, 05:12:52 PM
^ This.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on November 04, 2012, 05:21:54 PM
So to sum it all up: No matter which route you go, don't get a d-bag to make the movie. ;D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Unimaginative Username on November 04, 2012, 06:44:40 PM
Define d-bag.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on November 04, 2012, 07:28:22 PM
Define d-bag.


Thomas Edison.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on November 04, 2012, 08:11:08 PM
Define d-bag.


Thomas Edison.

[url]http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla[/url] ([url]http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla[/url])


Holy crap, my brain...
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Sanicgottafeelfast on November 05, 2012, 02:53:08 PM
Poor poor tesla TT he should have a patent for mind invasion technology in the movie :D :) :3
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Unimaginative Username on November 05, 2012, 04:11:48 PM
Define d-bag.


Thomas Edison.

[url]http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla[/url] ([url]http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla[/url])


That was very well defined. Tesla was an awesome guy.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: SPQRxNightmare on November 14, 2012, 06:14:06 PM
I am actually writing a screenplay now in hopes I can spread the story to those who don't play games.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Just Lance on November 15, 2012, 05:30:06 AM
I am actually writing a screenplay now in hopes I can spread the story to those who don't play games.

Ooo that sounds interesting. Upload it here! ^^
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: SPQRxNightmare on November 15, 2012, 08:34:44 AM
Yeah.  I'll upload it when I have more of it done so you all can see it.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: goformickey on November 24, 2012, 10:47:01 AM
I feel the jumping around time so often the same way and the collecting of those orbs wouldn't translate well to the big screen. Also with the special effects it'd look to over done if it was live action, even if it had a big budget. I'd love a Live Action heaps more, but I feel an Animated film in Ghibli animation style would work so much better and I agree with the poster who said animated characters are more believable and easier to create emotional connections with, as weird as it sounds. No matter how good an actor is you know they're acting, an animated character feels like just that, a character. Not a person pretending to be one.

Sell the rights to Ghibli! If anyone could do it justice it's them! :P

If a way to make the jumping around time so often and collecting orbs could be written in a way to not be repetitive in movie setting (in the game it worked perfectly btw, i'm not against it) then it would be so damn amazing.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: sumdumfu on November 27, 2012, 08:35:10 AM
hi all, newbie here, but I think this film would HAVE to be the work of Spielberg. he's always shown a gravitation to works of uncommon creativity that are tales of human emotion at their core. he has a knack for the wonder of science fiction, and a pure joy in the development of his craft that i think would shine brightly in the human relationships if he were to make this film. in short i think he'd be the one to give this film the heart that i think previously mentioned directors wouldn't focus on. also his penchant for light-heartedness would fit the watts/eva moments perfectly.

personally i can't stand ryan reynolds as an actor. he has about as much humanity in his range as a clever fart joke. old johnny would have to be gary oldman and no other. dr. eva should be rosario dawson, though zoe saldana does look the part better. i can't really think of any obvious choices for River; actress are great at grand emotions, but i can't really think of any that could pull off the suffocating restraint necessary for this role. even summer glau; i can't picture her breathing desperation the way i see River as she asks and re-asks Johnny, "What else?" maybe rachel weisz; i loved her work in The Fountain and Konstantine, even if those were otherwise unremarkable films.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: dansom on November 28, 2012, 04:10:20 AM

Sell the rights to Ghibli! If anyone could do it justice it's them! :P

If a way to make the jumping around time so often and collecting orbs could be written in a way to not be repetitive in movie setting (in the game it worked perfectly btw, i'm not against it) then it would be so damn amazing.

Agreed that Ghibli would make a fantastic choice.

As for the jumping around time via the objects it clearly wouldn't work in a film as the repetition of finding them isn't engaging to watch. It works in the game ok but I find a large portion of the game is just filler while the story progresses.

I imagine in a film version it would have to be made clear to the watcher at the start that in order to travers a memory you need access to an object (even a photo of something) that has remained constant or can be linked backwards.

So say from death bed to marriage it could be a wedding ring which the protagonist keeps hidden in his memory for various reasons. This gives you a catalyst with which to engage the story at various points back wards through the memories. The further backwards you head the less important the object becomes as it has less value to the character, so they don't need to be engaged as much. This works as it creates a bond between the characters at the start that gradually lessens off as they need to interact less to traverse memories. As the watcher becomes more deeply involved in the story, it transfers the attachment and friendship from the on screen character to the watcher.


Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on November 28, 2012, 01:32:32 PM
I'd rather it be live action, and Spielberg is a good choice for the tone of the story, but there'd need to be enough sci-fi suspense elements, which isn't something Spielberg excels at. Throw in some Christopher Nolan, and you've got a good blend of story and sci-fi.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Ltnicolae on November 30, 2012, 08:09:02 PM
I like Clint Eastwood for Johny. He's old enough, and his performance in Grand Torino is nothing short of suberb.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on December 08, 2012, 03:15:37 PM
GOT IT! I FINALLY GOT!

1. Dr Watts is : Gabriel Mann

And Roselene is :  Will Smiths Wife. If not then... this should go into ANIMATION :/ :/. Anyway. This iw what I  believe. Who else agrees Paramount should publish this? Anyone? It's been a while since i said anything. BAAAAACK XD. Anyway. bye :)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on December 08, 2012, 03:16:53 PM

Sell the rights to Ghibli! If anyone could do it justice it's them! :P


I COMPLETELY AGREE. Anyone else? Spirited away and Secret world of arrietty AMAZED ME! :)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Unimaginative Username on December 09, 2012, 07:51:38 AM

Sell the rights to Ghibli! If anyone could do it justice it's them! :P


I COMPLETELY AGREE. Anyone else? Spirited away and Secret world of arrietty AMAZED ME! :)

If it was Ghibli who created Spirited Away, no thanks.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on December 09, 2012, 11:01:50 AM
I'm with Purp on this one. Spirited Away was a great movie, but it's not the style for TtM.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Thunderbird on December 09, 2012, 02:09:23 PM
Spirited Away was just okey for me, the only movie from Ghibli I've really loved so far was "Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind". It got a bit of a corny end though.

A style like Steins;Gate could fit.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Allard on December 12, 2012, 05:43:27 AM
Personally I can't really feel any emotional depth in live action movies, so an animated film would be much more preferred.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Allard on December 12, 2012, 05:46:43 AM
well i personally like animated movies. This movie is best and outstanding. Me and my all friends are like this movie. To the moon movie is amazing and informative for all.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: sushia11 on December 13, 2012, 03:05:07 AM
I don't really know how to say this without sounding like a fanboy but... I loved Spirited Away. Just bought it after so long after seeing it again, actually. Just don't see it too young. No Face is disturbing at... certain ages (shivers).

But I don't think it would be right for TTM.

While I actually think a book would be the "worst" (I use that loosely) form of storytelling to put TTM in, books do have one quality in common with the game. It's the art style.

You know how books give you the needed material to visualize a scene? TTM does exactly that. I'm pretty sure most of us at one time or another have imagined fully fledged scenes, complete with the realism our imagination supplies. A movie would take that away, and I'm not sure if I want that.

This might sound weird, but after seeing film adaptations of books I sometimes fail to remember what I originally imagined. I find that my imagined scenes are replaced by those found in the motion picture. This is why I sometimes hold off on seeing adapted movies. I will never be able to remember my original thoughts.

But I digress. Whatever happens, it would be great to see TTM get recognized by more people, somehow.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: malloc on December 16, 2012, 05:55:39 PM
I don't really know how to say this without sounding like a fanboy but... I loved Spirited Away. Just bought it after so long after seeing it again, actually. Just don't see it too young. No Face is disturbing at... certain ages (shivers).

But I don't think it would be right for TTM.

While I actually think a book would be the "worst" (I use that loosely) form of storytelling to put TTM in, books do have one quality in common with the game. It's the art style.

You know how books give you the needed material to visualize a scene? TTM does exactly that. I'm pretty sure most of us at one time or another have imagined fully fledged scenes, complete with the realism our imagination supplies. A movie would take that away, and I'm not sure if I want that.

This might sound weird, but after seeing film adaptations of books I sometimes fail to remember what I originally imagined. I find that my imagined scenes are replaced by those found in the motion picture. This is why I sometimes hold off on seeing adapted movies. I will never be able to remember my original thoughts.

But I digress. Whatever happens, it would be great to see TTM get recognized by more people, somehow.


I'm happy to read this. I couldn't agree more and this touches on some of the things I mentioned in this thread http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4641.0 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4641.0)

But in short I think the style of TTM guides me just enough while still leaving just the right amount left for my imagination. I'd hate to see any resources be allocated towards an animated TTM movie which could be used to make additional episodes and more games.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: blipblipblur on December 31, 2012, 12:18:18 PM
reading some of the comments on here is interesting, i think it would make a great film that i feel many people should experience, but my only concern is that people might not connect to a film be it live action or animated the same was as they would with the game, because one of the main big advantages is that in the game your not only seeing the story, your interacting with it. and that level of connection is quite a fair bit harder to achieve with films.

now my own personal taste would be that it should be a digital animation but thats because there is more control over getting it stylised and feeling just right compared to live action, plus im an animator so im bias.

and as an end note, if anyone is thinking of making a film version in digital animation style then let me know as id be more than happy to join in, i feel the small amount of money i spent on this game was less than adequate and id like to show my appreciation though volunteering my free time.

blip
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: adhim1st on January 05, 2013, 11:13:27 PM
well, you see... to make To The Moon become a movie, I think it was a nice idea (honestly i want to watch it)

but, it kindda hard, really.. to make this game become a movie. I just thought how many hours will the movie be ? Will it be same as game ? (I played To The Moon, took about 5 hours)

I Know game and movie is different, I suggest to make animation movie, or animation series will do either. Well, because the atmosphere is more strong if it was animation.

Keep support this game though :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on January 25, 2013, 05:25:26 PM
 :pegasled:
Keep supporting guys!

THE SECOND game is ALMOST out! Lets see what happends then! In the meanwhile. Paramount should produce this right?
 ...

Becuase I meran. if they make BOOKS into movies then why not. This has a MEANINGFUL and IMPACTFUL storylike! 0_0 obviously! So yes. I do understand that some of you think it would ruin the story but, if they do ruin the movie then the game would STILL be better! (Originals are better! :)). Anyway so, Who do you think the characters should be if Live Action

Neil should be played by : Gabriel Mann

I dont konw about Eva though. Anyway. Keep up the forum! :)

*Bump* :D :vikonsmile:

Title: The Movie Production Year?
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on January 25, 2013, 05:28:39 PM
I believe the film SHOULD get started around late 2013 beginning of 2014 so we could see it (If it ever gets made :/). Hopefully and We believe that it will, then it will! Just POST this link on EVERY single Director and Producers TWITTER and Facebook! Copy and paste the URL there!

We Shall All Go To Our Own Moon. :)

Bye.

*bump* :) ;) :vikonsmile: :vikonsmile:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on January 25, 2013, 11:25:38 PM
I took this screenshot while watching an episode of Castle. Sorry about the low quality, but if there's a movie, this is seriously the only option for the house. That is a lighthouse on the right.

http://i.imgur.com/qWcykFk.png (http://i.imgur.com/qWcykFk.png)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dry Ice on January 26, 2013, 02:22:45 AM
I took this screenshot while watching an episode of Castle. Sorry about the low quality, but if there's a movie, this is seriously the only option for the house. That is a lighthouse on the right.

[url]http://i.imgur.com/qWcykFk.png[/url] ([url]http://i.imgur.com/qWcykFk.png[/url])


 :o Wow, that's perfect! If you hadn't said it was from Castle, I would've thought that someone made a picture of Johnny's house in a realistic style. Nice find! :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Thunderbird on January 26, 2013, 09:40:47 AM
It's even with a lighthouse, that's awesome! o,O
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Judedeath on January 29, 2013, 10:56:43 AM
I took this screenshot while watching an episode of Castle. Sorry about the low quality, but if there's a movie, this is seriously the only option for the house. That is a lighthouse on the right.

[url]http://i.imgur.com/qWcykFk.png[/url] ([url]http://i.imgur.com/qWcykFk.png[/url])


I'm sorry I'm required to now inform everyone that Castle stars Nathan Fillion who's from Edmonton.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tumbles on January 30, 2013, 02:57:40 AM
It's also a fantastic show. :vikonsmile: Perfect for those lazy days.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on February 16, 2013, 09:19:46 PM
It is great that people are treating this as a live subject! :). What I am wondering is who would give the honors in directing and producing it. The cast is sort of ... already discussed. Anyone with any Ideas?

Paramount, Studio Ghibli(Though choice for some), Fox, Lionsgate?

Well bye.

P.S. I have heared in certain parts of these forums, that this should be an Anime? I...I really dont know what to say about that :/ :. I believe it should be a one parter film. Any objections?

Bye.

*Continue Forum* :)

From
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Post Creater, GamerUnknown
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Sho on March 09, 2013, 01:28:48 PM
This game has moved me so much that I'm actually considering putting together a short live action trailer just for the heck of it.  I have a decent amount of video experience and might be able to create something worthwhile.  Found the perfect place to film some of the scenes.  Check out this lighthouse that's just 30 minutes from my house.

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flighthousegetaway.com%2Flights%2FNY%2Ffire2.jpg&hash=a37a95ff030737cde651d1f56e0d3832)

It's publicly accessible and they even allow you access to the tower.  Coming up with a rough storyboard now.  Hopefully I'll actually have the time to make this happen.



I hope you can have the time as well. I'd like to see it happen. =)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on March 17, 2013, 02:11:55 PM
Really Excited NoW! :)  :broom: :pegasled: :pegasled: :needshat!: :hatsale!: :music: :plat:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Tomius on July 16, 2013, 09:55:48 AM
Iv'e seen the discussions going crazy about making a film for To the Moon, but..would it make justice for the beautfiul game it is?

I think it might. You'll need a good director, but I don't think To The Moon is SPECIALLY beautiul because it's a game. It's barely a game. The beauty in it is given by the story, dialog, music, characters... That could translate pretty well into a film. Or it could be bad, too.

But yes, I think it could work.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on August 03, 2013, 02:34:03 AM
It would work amazingly this IDEA :3. I believe To The Moon should translate into a film PERFECLTY with the PERFECT producer and director.

How about we start a KICKSTARTERS on this :)

Kickstarters:  http://www.kickstarter.com/ (http://www.kickstarter.com/)

Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: DoctorJamie on August 03, 2013, 06:56:06 AM
I've yet to see a kickstarter-funded film that didn't look home-made.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on August 03, 2013, 06:24:50 PM
How about we start a KICKSTARTERS on this :)

It's a wonderful idea, and I want it to happen as badly as everybody else, but there's a lot of work that goes into a movie that even a good amount of money won't fix. Kan would have to be running any official Kickstarter as well, since there's always special prizes for backers, which is a lot of Kickstarter's allure. And Doc Jamie brings up a good point. XD
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on August 04, 2013, 07:36:45 PM
I Guess so. I hope Ken DOES do a KICKSTARTER :). And the CORRECT PEOPLE decide to take the film into consideration :).
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Ronnie on August 05, 2013, 08:11:12 AM
I don't know what Kan's thoughts are on this, but I've never even heard of a movie based on an indie 2D RPG ???
I think it'd be a lot more appealing to any producer as a published novel, or something... :/
we could write it as a joint project, i know there are a few writers here along with myself, like Vasha...
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: A Fat Kid on August 10, 2013, 05:35:28 PM
Sorry for being a downer folks. I love To the Moon and all, but I don't want to see it as a movie. It'll be great if it can be pulled off. Greater publicity of something the world should see. But...

From past attempts, converting something from one medium to another usually ends in a disaster. Books to movies, movies to games, games to movies, and so on. The reason being that each medium is specialised. Books leave much to the imagination, movies provide multiple stimuli, and games are interactive. Should the strengths lie in these fields, successful conversion will be ridiculously difficult. The palette cleanser puzzles, for example, cannot be carried over. A substitute has to be introduced, else the story become too sappy/heavy. Also, a game allows you to pause and take a break to think about the last scene. The player sets the pace, moving forward only when ready. Movies don't do that. A movie audience is forced to keep up with the pace of a movie. This prevents some from having sufficient time to properly digest new information, and could end up in serious confusion (like in the case of Inception) should the pace prove inappropriate and the movie too complex. And To the Moon is complex, requiring many links to be drawn. Mindless, Michael Bay productions just end up more understandable on-screen.

To the Moon is a very personal story, and it makes one reflect on their own past experiences and values. Games are great for this because they are often played in a private environment. I don't think a crowded theatre would be a conducive place to get all introspective and weepy.

Also, I'm of the opinion that the 16-bit graphics is essential, or at least the movie should be animated. Live action is nearly doomed to fail, and this is thanks to human actors. How well they act really doesn't matter, because in the end it falls on facial and bodily expression. Note that more emotional movies, say Up or the Toy Story series, or games, have unrealistic graphics. The emotional impact is tied to the graphics. People have a tendency to assume, when visual evidence is missing, that whatever the character is expressing is pleasant to them. This makes faceless/unrealistic looking characters easily likeable (say, Tali from ME), because what they express can never be disagreeable to you.

I know this sounds condescending but To the Moon isn't for everyone. There have been people I've introduced the game to whom didn't like it. Add that to the rants on other forums and the occasional poor review. The fact is that the "deeper" aspects of the game (which imo carries the real punch) requires a certain level of analytical, philosophical and abstract thinking ability. What some people dub as "higher order thinking". It is unfortunate, but not everybody has this, my own mother being one of them. Upon completion, she saw nothing but the story on the surface level, and didn't even come close to shedding a tear (and she is an emotional person). Movies, and especially popular ones, have massive audiences, and I fear that many will misinterpret and thus not fully appreciate it. The reason why indie games tend to have niche audiences.

The interactivity of TtM is low, but really, it matters. It matters because interactivity immerses the player into the game world. A strength of the gaming medium. It keeps you from getting bored because you get to explore and touch stuff. The part I'd be worried about if converted into a movie is the segment where Neil and Eva travel backwards through Johnny's life. I'd imagine that it would be a rather boring hour. You don't get to find memory links. So either there are no links and the objects are described by the characters, or there is no object/memento description at all.

And lastly, the music. The soundtrack of TtM is played in-game as a loop. You don't have the luxury of that on a big screen. The music will have to be played in harmony with the sequences of the scene. This is going to be tricky, because you will be moulding the length of the music to the length of each scene. It almost certainly will result in abrupt cuts. If you did it the other way, and made the scene length fit the music, it might mess up the pacing. The score will be troublesome to carry over, a new one will probably written.

Don't get me wrong. I want TtM to receive the recognition it deserves. But I don't want it to become famous for being a movie flop.
/rant

Just my 3 cents, I welcome criticism if you disagree.


Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Ronnie on August 10, 2013, 05:57:18 PM
It's almost midnight here, so I'm gonna keep my response short--

I agree with most of what you said, save for one thing - and that is, TtM not being for everyone. Sure, every work generally is targeted towards a specific kind of audience, but that is usually described as an age range, gender, things that can be easily determined (like, classifying a movie as "for kids", or "sappy romantic that men may dislike"). How brainy someone is, you can't put your finger on, not until you've tried with everyone who is willing to give it a go - so I'd say, in the age range in which a person is old enough to understand the story and the meaning of TtM intellectually, it is not impossible, nor improbable, that a vast majority will be able to come to an emotional understanding as well.

Though I do not make indie games myself, I'm also an artist (writer and singer to be exact), and I say, assuming your audience is stupid is not a nice thing to do. It's better to expect them to get the catchphrase and then be let down in some cases, than not present it at all because "nobody will get it anyways".
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Raxus on August 10, 2013, 06:02:38 PM
I think that what Fat Boy is saying is true, to a certain point.

The (sad) thing is, is that movies seem to be more accessible to a wider audience than any other kind of media. Not everyone is going to read the books, or play the game, or flip through the comic book, but almost everyone will watch the TV show or the movie. Maybe it's easier, allows for less concentration, or just is shorter for our busy lives. People nowadays want immediate satisfaction and entertainment, and movies are are pretty easy to give that to their audience.

I mean, check out the new Marvel films. All of them are super popular in the mainstream audience, yet most people haven't even picked up a comic book and read about Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, or whoever. They watch the film, go "Wow, that was great!" and carry on. This is even though most (if not all) of the adaptations are nothing like their comic book brethren.

But this is actually really good!!

Why? Simple. It's more accessible to the audience. People who watched the Iron Man movies may be so interested in the characters and universe that they actually want to go back to the source material and read the comic books.
I mean, how many times have you watched the movie, and been like "Wow that was so good, I want to read the novel it was based on because it'll surely be better."

So, I think a movie can be healthy for a fandom. :D

Is it right for To the Moon? That, my friends, is up to Reives. Since he holds the rights to his work, he can choose whether he thinks that a movie is the best for the characters and story he created. :)

(Oh, and I agree with you, Ronnie. To the Moon is for everyone. :) To the Moon 5ever.)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: A Fat Kid on August 10, 2013, 07:09:12 PM
But this is actually really good!!

Why? Simple. It's more accessible to the audience. People who watched the Iron Man movies may be so interested in the characters and universe that they actually want to go back to the source material and read the comic books.
I mean, how many times have you watched the movie, and been like "Wow that was so good, I want to read the novel it was based on because it'll surely be better."

This makes the assumption that it actually turns out good enough that people are encouraged to try the source material. If it flopped, it could end up doing the opposite.

I didn't mean to offend any group by saying that TtM "is not for everyone". I'll stick to facts. It appears that a certain percentage of the current audience cannot/will not appreciate the game. Its possible that they don't get it, or they refuse to because the introspective subject matter is too painful for them due to personal reasons. I consider Reives an artist, and his goal being to tell a story/send a message/invoke reflection through his games. Interpretation is meant to be for the players themselves to decide. Yet, I'd imagine it would be quite frustrating for an artist to see people detracting *wildly* from the intended message. If I'm not wrong, Reives actually went to ask a random Youtube commenter on some TtM soundtrack video what he thought TtM was really about.

What worries me is the sharp contrast a TtM movie would be, as when compared to the chart toppers of today. If I pulled out the highest grossing movies list from Wiki, you'd see that a lot of the movies that are up there aren't actually that good story and character wise. I'm just postulating, but it seems that the movies that tend to do well are those with huge amounts of hype surrounding them, fandom, or explosions. For example, Avengers might have ample explosions and jokes throughout, but plot and character development wise, I dare say its quite a failure. The plot is basically non-existent. And I get a gut feel many of the viewers watched it just because of fandom.

It appears as if good story is no longer appreciated by the modern movie-going audience. Or at least quite a significant portion of them. Making a movie might be targeting the wrong market. I concur with a certain poster earlier in this thread. I haven't seen a good, well pulled-off story or character driven movie for years. I have more or less lost faith in Hollywood. I wouldn't trust them to make a good TtM movie, or expect the audience to like it. Imo, TtM is fine as it is. If it really must be spread into another medium, I'd recommend starting with anime or graphic novels. Not the big screen.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Raxus on August 10, 2013, 07:36:04 PM
There was no offense on my part. :) I just think you underestimate the game. I haven't seen many reviews for To the Moon that criticized it. For the most part, it's been praise after praise, so I think the game isn't for a smaller audience like you're implying. :seraismile:

I get what you're saying about the movie, but I mean there are those rare cases that the movie is arguably better than the book (Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, a lot of James Bond, come to mind). I mean, there are a lot of recent flops, but what it comes down to is this: The creator has to decide and then trust that the person he is giving over the rights to his intellectual property knows what to do and give off the same atmosphere.

Most times, a movie is literally just there to suck off the success of the novel, game or whatever. No true consideration is placed in the quality. In those few cases that the movie is on par with, or supersedes, the source material, it's when you have a great director or person who really wants give the story, character and/or art direction in a good direction.

Pretty much meaning, it's all who is in charge of the movie.

Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dev J Chand on August 10, 2013, 10:57:58 PM
While I do agree that To The Moon isn't for everyone, couldn't the same be said for nearly every product made? Every product will have some people who are dissatisfied with it. Sure, I can understand that some people will just take it at face value and not understand the inner complexity of the game, but isn't it possible to have some of the events play out like a movie? I think there'd be ways to give information about the objects Neil and Eva find, or what they think influenced John and still maintain a sense of flow.

It is also possible that a movie having a good story can appeal to people. After all, there have been many surprise hits in the past, and many big budget films with huge fandoms for the actors that flopped. Of course, it's best to leave this decision to Kan.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Trang on August 17, 2013, 02:18:49 AM
Why didn't Reives reply to this thread yet??

Very interesting points of view from everyone discussing so far, but I guess the final outcome/reception can only be determined when the final product comes out.

I think the depth of this game would be an really amazing movie, to tell you the truth.

I could point a similar movie in concept, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's about love and fragmented memories: the guy wants to erase his love for someone from his memories but he changes his mind in the middle of the process and thus begins to eagerly try and recover them on a now shattered subconcious background.
It received universal acclaim, proving this kind of movie has it's appeals. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys TtM.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Raxus on August 17, 2013, 05:27:49 AM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was cited as one of the inspirations of To the Moon, so it's not surprising that you made that connection. :P

Also, I think Reives is busy working on A Bird Story and singing in the shower as usual.  :seraismile:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dev J Chand on August 17, 2013, 10:53:50 AM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was cited as one of the inspirations of To the Moon, so it's not surprising that you made that connection. :P

Also, I think Reives is busy working on A Bird Story and singing in the shower as usual.  :seraismile:

Did Kan point out the inspiration, or did someone else point it out? If Kan did, which other movies or products did he list as his inspiration? I want to know.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Reives on August 17, 2013, 03:11:43 PM
I think Eternal Sunshine, Memento, and beginning Up (actually I'm not sure if I saw that one before or after, hm).
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Raxus on August 17, 2013, 03:18:49 PM
(actually I'm not sure if I saw that one before or after, hm).

You apparently did because you cited it as an inspiration in YouTube video (which has mysteriously disappear now, I might add) where you talked about To the Moon. :seraismile:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on August 24, 2013, 10:26:03 PM
Every year society has their lights they want to share into the limelight, but, sometimes it starts to deteriorate and not... "END WELL". And sometimes AMAZING things are created (Zero escape series, A.A Series, TO THE MOON, The Mirror Lied), that make you sit and think "WHAT DID I JUST PLAY", Either to get you depressed and sad or to make you get goosebumps and think.. "WOAH EPIC". And then popularity hits. It is now something called "MAINSTREAM". That can get abused and.. :/ :(.. not turn out good but, TO THE MOON BEATS IT. I watched eternal sunshine and Momento... but to my OPINON.. I actually liked to the moon better.. it was more.. "HEARTFELT", that I could FEEL the ATMOSPHERE :).

That is why I believe that these little things SHOULD be shared into the public that then they would want to get the game by supporting the creator. YES YES this means SMALL things must be taken out but....no.. what if not. What if the film was SOME-WHAT similar to the game WITHOUT the HOLLYWOOD PATHETIC STYLE ending. What if these RIGHT director and Producer were on board and they created an amazing "LIVE ACTION/ANIMATED" feature. When the public comes into terms with its amazing atmosphere (ALL DEPENDING ON THE PROPER AUDIENCE....obviously not 10 and under year olds..) Then it CAN touch the heart. I believe to the moon SHOULD be a movie..OR ATLEAST A SHORT FILM..30-40 minutes....which would be really HARD to do.

I VOTE NOLAN ROSS AS NIEL XD.

What are your thoughts. Also, THANKS "REIVES" for replying :).

You rock :D. 
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on August 30, 2013, 06:31:47 PM
Ib Title Theme (Orchestral) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDUnQs4u2oQ..#)

JUST

THIS IS JUST PUSHING ME MORE!1

MAKE

TO

THE

MOON

A

MOVIE

PARAMOUNT!!

Just listen to that AMAZING IB music.. TO THE MOON.. UHH.... kickstarter...THIS...SOMEONE.. *Listens to BEAUTIFUL MUSIC*
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Oink on September 01, 2013, 11:33:48 AM
Ib Title Theme (Orchestral) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDUnQs4u2oQ..#[/url])

JUST

THIS IS JUST PUSHING ME MORE!1

MAKE

TO

THE

MOON

A

MOVIE

PARAMOUNT!!

Just listen to that AMAZING IB music.. TO THE MOON.. UHH.... kickstarter...THIS...SOMEONE.. *Listens to BEAUTIFUL MUSIC*



*Puts down the headset*
Dude, u're thinking so loud dat I can't hear what u're actually talkin'.
No offence man, but pls pity the capslock key... poor thing's screaming in agony.

But yeah, amazing vid. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 01, 2013, 10:45:44 PM
Your welcome but the caps was A MUST :D.

To EMPHAZISE the "want" :D

Please make to the moon a movie GUILLERMO or.....Paramount?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 01, 2013, 10:46:53 PM
James Cameron as director.?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Oink on September 06, 2013, 01:29:07 PM
Just my 2 cents, but personally I'd prefer QTBV as a movie or TV series instead of TTM... TTM feels just too emo-artsy for effective movie adaptation. Maybe a visual-novel? Hmm, I dunno...
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 06, 2013, 07:40:03 PM
To The Moon IS a VISUAL NOVEL TYPE. XD. Other then that... How is it EMO. It is TRUE ART. Art in GAME. Beautiful...stunning. More emotional then Eternal Sunshine.. a lot more :).

I really REALLY REALLY want to see a KICKSTARTER via T.T.M. Movie. There's no need to hand out rewards.. well.. unless its really wanted but....I..D..K.. The highest someone could donate would probably be 100k... I guess XD. (rich familes). Well I still want T.T.M to be a movie what so ever :)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: gamemoose on September 19, 2013, 01:39:22 AM
It's funny I come across this thread.  I was thinking about how to make it into a stage play.  I'm an actor with a small community theater group and we're always looking for something different to present to our rural audience.  "To The Moon" would pose an extreme technical challenge, I believe it could be done in a way that would lend well to live theater.

Does anyone know how difficult it would be to get the script of the game?  Of course I wouldn't just plop the story onto stage without permission but I'd like to try my hand at adapting it then running it by my director who is also a playwright and a good friend of mine to see what she thinks about it and then present the finished product to the creators.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Question Mark on September 19, 2013, 08:43:37 AM
Not the first to ask. Best to contact Reives directly, perhaps through Twitter. Also, he's crunching on ABS right now so response may be delayed.

http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4692.0 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=4692.0)

As for the script itself, you can use the DreaMaker tool that the various translation groups have used to easily modify the base English script. I haven't seen the output myself but expect it to be intermingled with some code texts. I believe you can find the aforementioned program on the translation subforum.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on October 17, 2013, 10:03:07 PM
IS THIS LEGIT?

http://twitition.com/n4qqd/ (http://twitition.com/n4qqd/)

http://twitition.com/n4qqd/ (http://twitition.com/n4qqd/)

Reallly.. A PETITION FOR TO THE MOON MOVIE.. Found this from here...

To The Moon Soundtrack - Full Album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snl67XsI6Is#)

..

I don't think its real... #hopefully some director might find the game and eventually make a STUNNING FILM OUT OF IT...

EVEN thought its sort of already one..ish..

#Tears
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Just Lance on October 18, 2013, 05:21:37 AM
Yeah we had a few people here who were screaming: "Make TtM Movie!" and I am surprised that they made a petition. But I doubt that TtM would be an anime since the original concept comes from beautiful Canada... So it would probably be more like Avatar The Last Airbender !SERIES! which uses the those animation techniques but is not an anime.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Noracto on October 21, 2013, 10:52:01 PM
A trailer is all it needs...do A trailer to advertise the game more  ;)
LETS TRICK THE WORLD INTO PLAYING!!!  O_O
MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!  :whaaa?:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on November 19, 2013, 08:34:04 PM
Everything's Alright- Laura Shigihara- lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP-AAlZlCkM#)


I Can't hold it anymore

..
..
.

*Tear Sheds*


#KICKSTARTER
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on December 17, 2013, 07:59:49 PM
I know.. I want HIM to be INVOLVED without the stereotypical "HOLLYWOOD" STYLE edits.. pure and RELATIABLE movie with game :D :D ..

EPIC :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on February 17, 2014, 01:55:26 PM
Anyone else's thoughts about the movie?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: BaraTheVeggie on February 18, 2014, 01:40:56 PM
I could definetly see it work, but probably as an animated feature. Avatar The Last Airbender style would fit perfectly I think, or Studio Ghibli style of animation. Music would have to stay the same of course and considering it is an animated feature for "kids" the script could be implemented without major improvements or cuts more or less. That's my opinion :).


Spoiler: show
Imagining animated "Then we can always regroup on the moon, silly!" scene and shedding a happy tear.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: losasaurus on February 18, 2014, 01:49:21 PM
I'd love to see Spike Jonze direct with Christopher Doyle shooting it.  Adam Scott as Neil and Zoey Saldana as Eva.  Richard Madden as Johnny and Rose Leslie as River (obviously doing some Cloud Atlas quality age makeup).  But we'll see what and who we end up with.  I have high hopes.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: BaraTheVeggie on February 18, 2014, 01:54:13 PM
I think movie would be too impractical, with all the ages and different actors. Animated movie would definetly suit the game better since the whole game kinda aims for that childish innocence animated movie look!!!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: A Fat Kid on February 18, 2014, 02:00:36 PM
I think people spend too much time thinking about whether they could, and not whether they should.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: BaraTheVeggie on February 18, 2014, 02:04:36 PM
And here's my slow clap for you: "clap --- clap --- clap". Can't we just daydream about it...
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on March 09, 2014, 01:09:28 AM
Hey i've had ideas to make a to the moon movie but not anime style more like 3D animation. Do u know any good animation programs i could use (not MMD) and possibly a voice program? :deepstuff:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Thunderbird on March 09, 2014, 11:26:02 AM
Hey i've had ideas to make a to the moon movie but not anime style more like 3D animation. Do u know any good animation programs i could use (not MMD) and possibly a voice program? :deepstuff:


You could try Blender, it's afaik one of the best 3D Tools you can use for free:
http://www.blender.org/ (http://www.blender.org/)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Anime_Stars on March 13, 2014, 01:18:38 AM
 :pegasled: : )

I have a petition for a TTM anime movie..!!!!!! Please please sign it here:  http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/to-the-moon-anime-movie (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/to-the-moon-anime-movie)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on March 13, 2014, 01:21:37 PM
Your right. Whether we could but SHOULD! :D. Also Gabriel Mann as Niel  and Karry Washington and Eva! :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on March 15, 2014, 08:46:27 PM
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/to-the-moon-anime-movie (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/to-the-moon-anime-movie)

A petition by

Anime_Stars
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on March 15, 2014, 09:41:12 PM
 :deepstuff: if i were to make a to the moon movie would it be a good idea to keep some words sensored or not? Cos i plan to unsensor them all
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on June 29, 2014, 03:46:06 PM
#TOTHEMOONMOVIE

We gotta start this.. or atleast a short OVA or short film.. its beauty!!!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on June 29, 2014, 03:46:26 PM
When I grow up imam make this into a film if I ever get to that stage...lol :p
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: fabianredcube on July 11, 2014, 06:38:39 AM
Hii,
I'm Fabian and im from switzerland  and i really love this game expirience. Since i played the game i have the dream to make a short Dilm: To the Moon.

Since 2010 I am a "indie filmmaker". I did some little projects or commercials in switzerland. And now I'm here in this forum and would ask, who is intrested to make "To the Moon" with real actors on a real place ?

I know it isent cheap but its yours and my dream. why don't try it ;)

Let me know what you think to this idea.

Greats from Switzerland :D

 :platquack:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 10, 2014, 06:00:37 PM
Or instead you could use BLENDER to make a 3D MINI MOVIE! :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on September 10, 2014, 06:00:55 PM
2021... Hopefully there is a TTM movie! :3
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Abrom on November 24, 2014, 03:41:16 PM
As far as 3d animations go, have you ever seen the visual style of RWBY? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sGiE10zNQM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sGiE10zNQM)
Apparently, they used this - http://www.smithmicro.com/company/news-room/press-releases/2013/07/03/smith-micros-poser-software-empowers-rooster-teeth-productions-upcoming-rwby-web-series (http://www.smithmicro.com/company/news-room/press-releases/2013/07/03/smith-micros-poser-software-empowers-rooster-teeth-productions-upcoming-rwby-web-series)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Erenussocrates on December 06, 2014, 05:57:06 AM
No, just no................
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on March 05, 2015, 05:04:20 PM
http://youtu.be/_LAgQi_YSus?t=8m9s (http://youtu.be/_LAgQi_YSus?t=8m9s)

..

with this theme.. and the original soundtrack..
a movie shall happen! 2025! :D
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on October 25, 2015, 12:01:53 PM
This game is true beauty!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: AnonTTMLover on November 26, 2015, 10:54:37 AM
My friend has permission to make To the Moon a play, and that'll be happening 2016-2018. He's almost done editting the script with a group assisting him.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: I_am_Nordy on November 30, 2015, 05:44:46 AM
Really look forward for the outcome ;) ;)!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: gaudintig on December 05, 2015, 05:55:53 AM
Adapting to the moon to a play could be an excellent alternative indeed ;)

I have already seen fans making fanmade animes on other series, although the result was not excellent :/

Or maybe could it be adapted into a book ? That way, maybe more people would be heard about this story, because I mean it's not that easy to find it on the Internet and there are more people interested by a good book than people playing indie games on steam.

It would be a way to promote the game ?
And if it's popular enough then a movie or anime maker could decide to adapt the story ;)

And what about a manga (or a comics) ? Maybe we have good drawers here, or we can ask one ?
I mean, lots of popular anime series or movies were formerly comics/anime :)

So let me know what you think about that

And also about the play could you give us more information ?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on February 06, 2016, 06:39:51 PM
True.

People need to see the beauty of this! Amazing! :D  :plat: :music:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Kyo on February 22, 2016, 03:51:52 AM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FhbyJuNF.jpg&hash=b6e643fe728038da87978e0a181f8609)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on February 22, 2016, 04:35:07 AM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FhbyJuNF.jpg&hash=b6e643fe728038da87978e0a181f8609)


LOL, I can only imagine Tarantino directing To the Moon. "Then we can always meet on the moon, MOTHERFUCKER!"
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on February 22, 2016, 03:26:29 PM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FhbyJuNF.jpg&hash=b6e643fe728038da87978e0a181f8609)

This can't be real. If it was, we would have known/found out about it in the last two years -_- unfortunately, it's no where near as popular as FNAF (which is actually getting a movie I might add) therefore, cannot be real :-\ sorry to be a Lunair in this situation.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Reives on February 22, 2016, 05:17:28 PM
It's confirmed; Quentin Tarantino had some tough requests for changes in the script but once I approved them he was good to go.

If you were reading between the lines, I actually did hint at it a while back, along with the actor who'll be playing the docs:
https://www.facebook.com/FreebirdGames/photos/a.271787352836902.91072.257613620920942/1251876614827966/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/FreebirdGames/photos/a.271787352836902.91072.257613620920942/1251876614827966/?type=3&theater)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on February 22, 2016, 06:21:50 PM
Hm I'm still a bit skeptical but I guess we'll see. I just hope it isn't complete crap like some other movie adaptations.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Kyo on February 23, 2016, 09:08:18 AM
Hm I'm still a bit skeptical but I guess we'll see. I just hope it isn't complete crap like some other movie adaptations.
You're like a fish that jumps out of the water of its own free will, eats a fisherman's bait before he could even ready his fishing rod and then crawls right into his basket, waiting patiently to be cooked. No challenge at all.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Sun on February 23, 2016, 03:44:53 PM
You're like a fish that jumps out of the water of its own free will, eats a fisherman's bait before he could even ready his fishing rod and then crawls right into his basket, waiting patiently to be cooked. No challenge at all.
The bait was out though.

If Tarantino made a movie version of TtM, who knows whether he'd introduce a few more characters just so they could die in over-the-top gory ways.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on February 23, 2016, 04:11:25 PM
You're like a fish that jumps out of the water of its own free will, eats a fisherman's bait before he could even ready his fishing rod and then crawls right into his basket, waiting patiently to be cooked. No challenge at all.
No, I'm pretty sure you're referring to The Flying Marlin :P
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: EatingToastYay on July 07, 2016, 03:26:26 PM
Is it fine that the topic is like a couple of months old now? There's this warning that it's giving me in scary red...

To The Moon could look cool as an animated film; it would give it the same throwback kind of feel as the RPG-Maker graphics of the game. I think the most obvious trouble is getting someone to actually animate it, and to compound the problem, the length of the game as it stands.
There are 52 scenes (think along lines of grouped dialogue and animations) in To The Moon!:
1. Intro + Meet the Doctors
2. "Boulder"
3. John's House / Lily and the Kids
4. Playing Detective
5. I thought you liked role-playing?
6. Abandoned Lighthouse
7. Into the Memory
8. Meeting Johnny
9. Empty House full of Folded Paper
10. She won't be alone anymore
11. "For River" / River's Wish
12. The Incomplete House
13. Good News at a Get-Together / Pickled Olives
14. Anya
15. Rabbits
16. Confession (It's just a part of it)
17. Bookstore / Acting
18. The Wedding
19. The Village Idiot / Take Me Anywhere
20. Diagnosis (I'd rather not)
21. Movie Night
22. Asking River Out
23. "I know what I need..."
24. Childhood Home
25. Soccer Ball (aka football)
26. Transferral
27. Nothing has changed?
28. To The Moon - The Movie
29. The NASA Representative
30. Provocation Montage
31. Calling it a Night
32. Contemplation
33. Lily's Story
34. Hidden Medical Records
35. Roadkill Fetch-quest
36. Painkillers / Excuses, Excuses
37. Destabilization
38. Joey
39. What's mine is yours too
40. The Carnival
41. Stargazer / Coffee Addiction
42. Constellation / Billions of Lighthouses
43. Eva's Plan / Plants vs. Zombievas
44. Changes
45. Everything's Alright
46. Exploring NASA / It's not here
47. Another "River"
48. "To The Moon"
49. Stopping Traffic
50. Launch
51. (Credits)
52. Cliffside(hanger)

Out of all of these, exactly two can be removed without completely compromising the story: 5, the fake role-playing sequence (which doesn't work in the context of a movie anyhow), and scene 36 with the painkillers, to encourage people to play the game to find out instead (I suppose it is a bit mean, but the game should still have things that the movie doesn't).

The scenes are somewhat flexible; they can technically be combined or further separated because each new scene just marks a notable transition either in setting, topic, or both. For example, scene 13 could be categorized as two scenes, one with the actual memory and one with Neil getting the memento from John. And 41 and 42 could be categorized as a single scene instead, but I think there should be some separation between the doctors conversing and the discovery that River appears at the carnival.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Thunderbird on July 07, 2016, 07:54:13 PM
Is it fine that the topic is like a couple of months old now? There's this warning that it's giving me in scary red...

that's a standard forum feature, if you have something useful to contribute there is no problem with digging up old threads :)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on July 07, 2016, 08:19:37 PM
If ya give me a couple years, I might be able to make an animated, movie-ish version of this game. I don't think I wanna leave out any scenes though (like the painkillers one). There are some non-gamers out there that will never know of/play TtM therefore, never get the pain killers part. My movie may be long but it'll be in parts. May even be a couple hours long overall (due to no game play feature) which is a proper length of a movie anyway. The hardest part would be to find voice actors (if I decide to make it a voiced or if it's possible).
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Thunderbird on July 07, 2016, 09:13:38 PM
If ya give me a couple years, I might be able to make an animated, movie-ish version of this game. I don't think I wanna leave out any scenes though (like the painkillers one). There are some non-gamers out there that will never know of/play TtM therefore, never get the pain killers part. My movie may be long but it'll be in parts. May even be a couple hours long overall (due to no game play feature) which is a proper length of a movie anyway. The hardest part would be to find voice actors (if I decide to make it a voiced or if it's possible).

Don't bite off more than you can chew ^^
Try making an 1 minute animated short and you will see what I mean.
Creating an multiple hour long animated movie is a major task, even for an experienced animator that settles on low quality.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: EatingToastYay on July 08, 2016, 02:17:31 PM
Yeah, unfortunately we don't have a huge team of animators, musicians, and tech people like a big animation company would. For one person, all of the character animations, effects, backgrounds, camera movement, editing, audio syncing, etc. mount up to something which approaches impossible. But maybe...it could still be done with a smallish team, with backgrounds commissioned and an orchestra hired. I think it would require a ton of planning in any case!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on July 08, 2016, 11:58:15 PM
Well as time goes on, I could ask for help from other animated experts and such across the internet. If a solo game designer can do it (Yandere Dev) than surely I can do it as well.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on January 05, 2017, 05:31:30 PM
 :pegasled: :pewpewpew: :needshat!: :gothat!:


*BUMP*
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: losasaurus on January 17, 2017, 03:31:35 PM
I imagine the release of Finding Paradise will result in a renewed interest in an adaptation.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on May 14, 2017, 02:18:56 PM
I am back *Bump*

It's been years since I started this thread.... wow... so much has happened....
 :music: :hatsale!:

I wish i was younger again...


Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Roxaszu on May 28, 2017, 01:30:41 AM
So,,,
There'll be a to the moon movie  ?
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on May 28, 2017, 08:34:36 PM
So,,,
There'll be a to the moon movie  ?
Maybeh... :deepstuff:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Roxaszu on May 30, 2017, 11:09:37 PM
So,,,
There'll be a to the moon movie  ?
Maybeh... :deepstuff:
Hmmm... :deepstuff:
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on May 31, 2017, 05:05:14 AM
So,,,
There'll be a to the moon movie  ?
Maybeh... :deepstuff:
Hmmm... :deepstuff:
We both like "me thinks :deepstuff: " XD
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: TheGamerUnknown100 on January 23, 2018, 09:13:25 PM
BUMP!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: stitch123 on May 18, 2018, 06:47:57 PM
It is actually happening...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFxkSeQzD14 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFxkSeQzD14)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on May 19, 2018, 12:01:52 AM
Just saw that over on YouTube. OOOHHHH MAAAHHHHH GOOOOOSSSSHHHH!!!!! I have some many questions!!!!

I think this thread is gonna go from being a "What if" thread to a headcanon thread >u<
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Sirius on May 23, 2018, 11:22:28 AM
Speaking of which, if a movie is now confirmed, would an official thread not be in order?
I understand Mr. Developer has his hands full, but to neglect ones own community forum, what a bold move.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on May 25, 2018, 03:41:28 AM
Well Kan doesn't really need to start threads if someone already beats him to it. Plus he has moderators than can post the updates if he's too busy.

Besides, the movie has only just been announced recently and Freebird is more about the ongoing series as a game franchise than anything. If Kan decided to open an official thread in the future, it's up to him but it seems a bit redundant.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Sirius on May 25, 2018, 06:40:29 AM
Yes, a redundant thread about the same information and topic would be futility itself, except that this not what this thread is about, but it is about the idea of a movie and ideas for this conceptual movie instead.
A thread containing all of the official information is missing, just picture yourself as a stranger curious about the movie, yet not being able to find any information on the official forums, but instead ending up in this thread! One would be confused beyond belief, or perhaps led astray into the idea that there is no movie at all, and that everyone is just hoping for one. Pure absurdity!
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: atommo on May 26, 2018, 03:57:32 PM
A thread containing all of the official information is missing, just picture yourself as a stranger curious about the movie, yet not being able to find any information on the official forums, but instead ending up in this thread! One would be confused beyond belief, or perhaps led astray into the idea that there is no movie at all, and that everyone is just hoping for one. Pure absurdity!
Weeeeellllll, this is technically only an official forum for the games... Everything else is 'unofficial' in a way

And its not like Kan is making the movie himself (although that would be pretty cool if he was, but it would also mean he was probably superhuman thinking about how hard it would be to make a 1-2 hour long anime single-handedly)
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Dragon Mage on May 27, 2018, 08:28:31 AM
Well Sirius does have a point but our community is so small that we don't really need one at the moment. If anyone comes here confused, they could always ask (though anyone with forum surfing experience would see a multi-page thread easily and probably go to the last page. Or better yet look at the date of the first post).

Maybe Kan will post an official thread in announcements once the movie has started production or even when it gets it's first trailer. Right now, anything can change.
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Thunderbird on September 06, 2018, 05:44:35 PM
Kan has shared some TtM anime promotional artwork, the look is rather surprising. It's like fairy tale paintings (not to confuse with Fairy Tail paintings xD)

https://imgur.com/a/7nRGIlI
Title: Re: To The Moon Movie!
Post by: Reives on September 06, 2018, 06:11:02 PM
:P Just to clarify, it's actually not in the movie's actual style -- the folks who were pulling the project together did it themselves more or less for fun and just to promote the idea. The actual style should be evident when the production company is announced in a few months.