Skylanders is one of the most influential new franchises to come out of the last generation, not only earning billions for Activision, but inspiring the likes of Disney and Nintendo to embrace its new business model based around NFC figurines. Surely due to its success, Activision is considering making a movie based on Skylanders, but remains cautious to avoid a cash-grabbing shipwreck.

“…there’s been pretty mixed results when it comes to making video games into movies. It’s obviously something we talk about, and I think Skylanders really could benefit from. You have to do it just right and very carefully so it expands the brand and builds our core business, which is making games.” — Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Acitvision

I think the nature of the Skylanders universe makes it one of the best candidates for a game-to-film adaptation, but of course, as with many others, it’s also easy to screw up.

Source: Examiner

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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