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03 March, 2014

If iPad Games Were Movies - Bloodstroke

With Hollywood buzzing from Oscars fever today we thought we'd have a bit of fun by posing a question - if iPad games were made into movies, who would star and who would direct?

Action movie director John Woo has dabbled in the world of gaming before, with the underrated Stranglehold, and recently made his mobile game debut with Bloodstroke. 

Known for his over the top and very stylised brand of action movies - such as Hard Boiled, Bullet in the Head and Face/Off - Woo's schtick is perfect for video gaming's penchant for high body counts and loud bangs. Bloodstroke does not stray from his formula. 

The game's visuals are presented in a gritty, graphic novel style in stark colours of black, white and red. The story is one of dark crime noir. 

If a film were to be made from John Woo's Bloodstroke, it would be kind of weird for anyone to direct it but him, so that's the director part of the question answered. But who to star in the lead role of Mai Lee, codenamed Lotus, Phalanx's elite private security agent?

I'm thinking Maggie Q - who we saw in great action form in Mission Impossible III and Die Hard 4.0 - would knock it out of the park.

Bloodstroke is a blast, and you can grab it here.

You can also check out our movie adaptation ideas for République, Out There and The Shadow Sun. And our mock posters.

Roll the trailer!

Garry Balogh

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