Sunday, 30 May 2010

John Hillcoat is going to the Wild West [UPDATE]

John Hillcoat who’s work includes The Proposition (2005) and more recently The Road (2010) has been a busy man this year. He kicked off the year with the book adaptation The Road starring Viggo Mortensen and now he has decided to directed a thirty minute machinima (a short film made with a video game) of the latest Rockstar game Red Dead Redemption. I’ll leave the trailer below-

What I found interesting about this was how a director could decide to go from one popular media to a newer one and with out any previous video gaming knowledge. To give you the full low down John Hillcoat had directed a thirty minute machinima for FOX and was played at midnight Saturday (I’m not sure what that is in GMT). There is no news on if it will play online of on British televisions but if it pops online or not I will do an update link it to it.

But this isn’t the first of Hollywood directors turning their attentions to video games. Recently John Carpenter was signed to direct the cut scenes for the new F3AR. This is closing the gap between video games and movies. Video games strive to have cinematic set pieces with notable games being Bioshock and Uncharted 2 and Hollywood constantly is bringing out terrible video game adaptations such as Tomb Raider and Hitman.

Below is an interview with the director and check back for any up dates whether the whole machinima is online. Who is next to make the jump? Tim Burton? Quentin Tarantino? No I dare say… Michael ‘Satan’ Bay? I’m also interested in what you guys think? Please leave a comment.

Interview with the director/


After much searcing and waiting I have found the complete video for Hillcoat's Red Dead Redemption. and without andy delay here it is.


  1. Say not all that you know, believe not all that you hear. ............................................................

  2. Interesting one from Hillcoat and a little disappointing however have you seen JLG new trailer its the whole film in 2 mins I quote for all those who cant be bothered to sit through the film ! Done it again

  3. God I did see this. I think you can find my comment amongst it - What pretentious dribble, the good Dr. was right. At Cannes they didn’t even play it with subtitles.