Jack Black calls out Rockstar Games to do Red Dead Redemption movie

The School of Rock actor now wants to see a live-action adaptation of Red Dead Redemption happen after seeing HBO's The Last of Us.

We're not going to lie, a Red Dead Redemption TV show or movie would look awesome.

Very few video games have better stories to tell than The Last of Us. But, if you ask Jack Black, he already has an idea for one.

The 53-year-old actor, who recently voiced Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, was recently interviewed on BBC while promoting his latest project and spread his love of video game adaptations. The Nacho Libre actor claimed he's a "fan of adaptations", praising The Last of Us because of how it stuck to the original source material. However, Black thinks that there's one game that could top HBO's The Last of Us when adapted properly.

According to Black, a Red Dead Redemption movie has "just as good or [an] even better story than The Last of Us."

Black was recently part of two video game adaptations. The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which was reviewed badly by critics, and the Borderlands movie.

Here's a thought: remake Red Dead Revolver by turning it into a TV show or feature film.

With that said, many fans will agree with Black. The death of Red Dead Online aside, Rockstar Games struck gold when it came out with one of the best narrative-driven games of all time right around the same time as some of the best GTA titles. Both Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2 received critical acclaim at launch while fans have been begging Rockstar to remake 2004's Red Dead Revolver.

If given the right budget, cast, and marketing push, a cowboy-centric universe could work.

But, of course, Rockstar will have to say yes to the project first. Keep in mind that this is the same company that said no to having Eminem star in a live-action adaptation of Grand Theft Auto.

Besides, financially speaking, Rockstar doesn't really need it. Grand Theft Auto 5 is the second-best-selling video game of all time and the most profitable media product of all time with sales north of $6 billion as of last year. Meanwhile, the Red Dead franchise has sold 73 million units so far, so a failed adaptation could do more harm than good. But, of course, things can always change, and after seeing The Last of Us, Rockstar could think of challenging themselves to do the same.

After all, Sony's all-in on the live-action adaptation thing with shows and films based on Horizon, Twisted Metal, and God of War, all in development at the moment.

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