The creator of the now nearly legendary world of Cyberpunk, Mike Pondsmith hasn’t ruled out the potential of a movie based in the world that he has created. Saying that with the inclusion of Keanu Reeves, it becomes more and more of “a possibility”. But what would it look like?
Wanting it to resemble the same feel and atmosphere as the 1982 classic, that spawned a sequel in 2017, Pondsmith wants a “Blade Runner“-esque movie but much more action packed. He has even gone on to talk about how this may be tricky, yet CD Projekt Red has accomplished this feel, mixing action and themes together.
Yet, Pondsmith is no dumby when it comes to his creation, and he knows why it works so well in a video game format. He knows that you have to change your creation with the medium. For instance, movies and all their glory can tell a gripping and intriguing story, yet not on the level that a video game can. A video game can be anywhere from an 8 hour game to something like 50 hour game, with you as the main character, weaving you into pulling the strings. So it makes sense why a tabletop role-playing game works with the video game platform.
So as Pondsmith said, he knows why it works, and he knows he would have to change somethings around if it was to ever be adapted to the movies and if Johnny Silverhand was ever to end up on the the silver screen. So what do you think? Do you think that there should be a movie for the game? Or do you think with a game like this and all its hype, that movie producers should wait until it comes out to pick up the rights?