Usually when a video game movie is announced, we just cross our fingers and hope for a "so good it's bad" experience. But the way some video game movies were almost cast might have gotten us actually excited. Or at least confused. You'll see what we mean. We partnered with Screencrush to bring you 10 Video Game Movie Posters That Almost Happened. (Photoshops by Kristy Puchko. Text by Emerald Catron and Nick Nadel.)
Sarah Michelle Gellar in 'American McGee's Alice'
Gellar, who confessed to being a fan of the game, was attached to a movie adaptation that was going to be directed by Wes Craven. Unfortunately, the project was passed around to different studios and eventually Gellar dropped out. This is why we can't have nice things, Hollywood.
Paris Hilton in 'Metroid Prime'
After the release of Metroid Prime rumor had it that Paris Hilton was going to voice the character Samus in an animated movie. Of course it just turned out to be a rumor. A confusing rumor.
Bruce Willis and Jaime Foxx in 'Kane & Lynch'
Bruce Willis were supposed to play Kane and Jamie Foxx would’ve played Lynch. Writer Kyle Ward leaked the casting news via Twitter, but the movie kept getting pushed back. Willis confirmed he dropped out of the film while promoting 'A Good Day to Die Hard.' According to online reviews of the script, the Lynch part was considerably changed from the psychotic maniac fans love, so it's probably just as well that the project sputtered out of the gate.
Vin Diesel signed on to play the title character in 2003. He eventually dropped out and the role went to Timothy Olyphant in 2006. Funnily enough Paul Walker is set to play Agent 47 in the next big screen outing. Well, we guess that's funny if you enjoy anything related to the 'Fast & Furious' cast.
David Boreanaz in 'Resident Evil'
David Boreanaz was supposed to play Matt Addison but turned down the role to continue working on ‘Angel.’ The role went to Eric Mabius, who everybody forgets once played The Crow opposite Kirsten Dunst. Yes, that's a thing that happened.
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