Steve Spielberg, that guy to do with moving pictures, has commented there's been no "major success" with tie-in projects between cinema and videogames.
No "convergence, thus far" but it is going to happen says the Spielberg. When it does finally occur "it will be dynamite," he reckons. Peace on Earth might have 'occurred' first though.
"The technology involved at every level to create a videogame is only similar to the technology involved that created the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park,"" director Spielberg told .
"There is no production, like I'm very accustomed to. There's no hiring of actors or building sets... the minutia of technology takes over." Both Hollywood and the games industry certainly do try though, even when they know it's got a high chance of suckage.
Most recently Hollywood, in the guise of Disney, is bringing the Prince of Persia to the big movie house with the plot set around the Sands of Time.
"So far, there hasn't been a major success in the videogame industry based on a motion picture, nor has there been a very successful motion picture based on a videogame," he continued.
"There's not been convergence, thus far. There will be. When it happens it will be dynamite." I'd prefer a small megaton blast myself but this is Hollywood, so dynamite will have to do.