Jack Black wants a Red Dead Redemption movie because it has an "even better story than The Last of Us"

Red Dead Redemption
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Jack Black thinks that we should get a Red Dead Redemption movie next as it has an "even better story than The Last of Us."

The actor, who recently starred as Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. Movie, has been promoting the film and giving his opinion on video game adaptations. In an interview with BBC, Black said: "I'm a fan of adaptations, when done right." 

The School of Rock allumni then gave an example, saying: "The Last of Us was fantastic. And what's crazy is how loyal it is to the original source material. It's basically all from the game with just a couple of tweaks."

Black then went on to give his two cents about what video game adaptations we should get in the future: "There are some great games that have yet to be explored in television or film. Maybe there's going to be a Red Dead Redemption movie? There should be, because I think that [has] just as good or [an] even better story than The Last of Us."

Thanks to our upcoming video game movies list, we know that there's a lot to look forward to in terms of gaming adaptations. In fact, Jack Black is already set to appear in another one as he's going to be playing the role of Claptrap in the Borderlands movie alongside other notable stars including Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Hart. 

Here's hoping the actor gets his wish and that we eventually see a Red Dead Redemption movie adaption. Heck, we'd even love to see him take on a role within Rockstar's cowboy-centric universe. 

This wasn't the only thing Jack Black had to reveal recently, the actor also confirmed that a School of Rock 20th anniversary cast reunion is happening. 

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.