Neill Blomkamp, director of films such as District 9, Chappie, and Elysium, has given Bioware’s Anthem the live-action treatment in a trailer that shows a world struggling to survive. The trailer is set decades for before the events of the newly released game, this impressive trailer leaves us wanting more Anthem live-action content.

Blomkamp is no stranger at turning his hand to adapting video games to live-action, back in 2007 he directed Halo: Landfall – a short film that focussed on Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs) attempting to find the location of Master Chief. I remember being in awe of the short when it was released, with Halo being one of my all time favourite game franchises, I absolutely loved seeing this live-action version bring the ODSTs to life, driving around in Warthogs and avoiding Banshee blasts.

Blomkamp was in the running to direct a live-action Halo film around the time of this short’s release but, for one reason or another, it wasn’t meant to be and we still don’t have one.

 

What video game would you like to see get the live-action treatment?

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