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If Fate of Atlantis was made into a movie, or another Indy movie featuring Atlantis was made...

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Biel Ductavis, Jul 23, 2023.

  1. Biel Ductavis

    Biel Ductavis Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 17, 2015
    how different would it have become, compared to the game?

    Looking at three different scenarios:

    1. The game never was made, all the stuff that originally ended up in it was used for the movie.

    2. The game was released exactly like it happened irl, but a movie adaptation of it was made instead of Crystal Skull.

    3. Another Indy movie about Atlantis was done after the release of the game, with another plot than Fate.

    Wonder how much these alternate movies would have resembled Fate of Atlantis, as we know it
    (including the sets and the props compared to the artworks and graphics of the game).

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  2. miasma

    miasma Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 29, 2013
    Late response to this thread, but...

    If FOA was made into a movie, I think we can safely say the opening would be different. Instead of Indy taking pratfalls through the university, I could see a prologue set in Iceland, 1929, during the Jastro Expedition, introducing us to Sophia.

    There would obviously also be a lot more action, and a lot less emphasis on puzzles. Certain scenes from the game, such as the hot air balloon and the Montecarlo car chase would be tentpole action scenes, while many other parts of the game (bartering for a squab, getting a parrot to trick someone, etc) would be omitted completely. The whole plot would be streamlined, so that many relatively minor side trips in the game would be cut.

    The Atlantis section would also need to be streamlined. No more running endlessly around a huge maze. We'd just get a few of the main rooms, and a bigger action scene would be made out of Indy driving the machine into the inner circle of Atlantis. And the escape as Atlantis begins to collapse would be a lot more exciting than what we got in the game, with Indy and Sophia dashing through the halls of Atlantis, taking leaps across lava pits as the John Williams score adds more energy to all of it.