Wouldn't it be great if every one of our favorite video games could become a movie? Well, perhaps not so great if past video-game-to-movie endeavors are any indication, so let me rephrase that. Wouldn't it be great if every one of our favorite video games could be made into a good movie?
Today we've been given a taste of just how awesome that could be!
Sam and Niko of YouTube group Corridor are well-known for their video game live-action shorts and they've upped the ante even further with their latest creation—a live-action film based on Grand Theft Auto V. That in itself might not be all that groundbreaking, but you should see who they got to participate!
GTA V fan film starring the real Trevor Philips
None other than Steven Ogg himself, the actual actor who plays Trevor in Grand Theft Auto V. Not only did Steven provide the voice for Trevor, he acted out all of Trevor's scenes, together with the other actors, thanks to Rockstar's motion capture technology, which is why the animation in the Grand Theft Auto games is always so natural and realistic.
Thanks to the fact that Steven also looks a hell of a lot like Trevor, seeing him play everyone's favorite psychopath feels like looking at a flesh and blood version of Trevor—a real-life Grand Theft Auto V experience!
And boy, does it live up to our expectations.
He's crude. He's lewd. Every other word out of his mouth is a swear word.
The short itself is a comedic imagining of what advanced VR technology might be like in the future—a little too realistic, it seems. Our protagonist is thrown into the world of Grand Theft Auto V, a playground in which you can "do whatever horrible thing you wanna do! Make a million dollars, f**k as many hot strippers as you want... I mean, this is a consequence-free wonderland of s**t!" as Trevor so eloquently puts it. Seems the only thing you can't do in this virtual reality world of mass destruction is, well, quit.
Over the course of the insanity, we see people getting bludgeoned in the streets, drivers pulled from cars, tanks and jets blowing up buildings, and even a surprise cameo from Iron Man thanks to "cock-sucking modders."
Oh, and of course, we couldn't have Trevor without his most treasured companion...
This seven-minute video is pretty much everything we wish we could have in a Grand Theft Auto V movie, minus the official license! Perhaps all those big-name directors could learn a lesson or two about how to properly turn video games into movies.
The only issue I have with GTA VR is how short it is! Give me an hour and a half of Steven Ogg running around in his underwear and swearing up a storm and I'll be good as gold! But unfortunately, we'll just have to live with this tiny taste of what could be for now.
Watch the full, live-action Grand Theft Auto V parody with Steven Ogg below:
If you're like me and now have a GTA V itch you just can't scratch, here are a few more articles on Now Loading to whet your appetite for all things loud, violent, and crazy:
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- Let the Bodies Hit the Floor for REAL: 'Grand Theft Auto V' Played Inside A $100k Simulator
- Who Needs 'GTA 6' When 'GTA V Redux' Looks As Good As This?!
- 5 Video Games That Totally Need Their Own Movie
Should Hollywood take this opportunity to make their own Grand Theft Auto V movie? What other games deserve the high-quality movie treatment? We wanna know!