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Jack Black wants a Red Dead Redemption movie to rival The Last Of Us

Stefania Sarrubba

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Jack Black wants a Red Dead Redemption movie to rival The Last Of Us

Featured Image Credit: Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock/Rockstar Games

Jack Black reckons one particular video game adaptation would give The Last of Us a run for its money.

The School of Rock actor is currently in cinemas with another movie inspired by a beloved video game franchise.

Black voices baddie Bowser in the newly released computer-animated The Super Mario Bros. Movie, starring The Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt as the titular plumber hero, Charlie Day as Luigi and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach.

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But it seems that Black wouldn't want to stop there when it comes to video game adaptions, having just the title in mind for something a little less lighthearted and splashy than Mario.

The Tenacious D star would want to see Red Dead Redemption making it onto the big screen, admitting that the game could make an even more gripping story than The Last of Us, whose recent TV adaptation for HBO starred Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie.

"Maybe there's going to be a Red Dead Redemption movie?" Black said in an interview with the BBC.

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Jack Black holding a Bowser action figure. Credit: Instagram/@jackblack
Jack Black holding a Bowser action figure. Credit: Instagram/@jackblack

"There should be, because I think that [has] just as good or [an] even better story than The Last of Us."

Not that Black isn't a fan of the series, au contraire.

He admitted being taken aback by how much it looked like the game, an impressive feat that the show pulled using the game as a storyboard for the story and visuals.

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"It's basically all from the game with just a couple of tweaks," Black thought when watching it, adding: "Whoa, this looks just the same."

A screen grab of Red Dead Redemption 2. Credit: Rockstar Games
A screen grab of Red Dead Redemption 2. Credit: Rockstar Games

Developed by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption isn't set in a post-apocalyptic milieu à la TLOU, but takes place in a world undergoing deep transformations: the American West in the early 1900s.

There, former outlaw John Marston is called to make tough choices when his wife and son are taken hostage by the government in exchange for his services as a hired gun.

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He'll have to track down all his former associates or he may never get to see his family again.

While Black thinks the 2010 title would definitely make an interesting watch, there don't seem to be plans to bring it to the screen for the time being.

But the actor believes we'll get to see more and more video game adaptations soon.

"In the future, film and television are going to keep going towards using the stories told in video games because that market seems to be growing and growing exponentially," he said.

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"We will be seeing more storytelling from the gaming universe."

Topics: Film & TV, Jack Black, Film and TV, Gaming, Celebrity

Stefania Sarrubba
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