Final Fantasy VII – The Web Series

Okay. I admit it. I’ve been neglecting this blog. There are a lot of reasons why I haven’t been offering my life story here, lately, but those can come another day.

I wanted to make a bit of an announcement. If you’ve been reading any part of this blog at all, you’ll know 1.) I’m a huge nerd and 2.) I like music. You also probably know that I’m an aspiring writer, and all that. All of these things are true.

As such, I really like video games.  Of all the games I’ve ever played, there are a few that stick out. Final Fantasy VII is one of them. I argue that it was the best in the series (though I might allow for some wiggle room, unless you say Final Fantasy XIII, in which case I will punch you in the face). I loved the characters. I loved the plot. The music was fantastic. To this day, it’s the game I have replayed the most, followed shortly by perhaps a few other Final Fantasy titles. FFVII is simply worth revisiting over and over again for me for a number of reasons.

There was some speculation a while ago that Square Enix was going to do a remake of the game, either in movie form or by porting it to a next-generation console. Personally, having seen what they did with Advent Children, I would prefer them to leave it the hell alone. So far, so good.

But there were other fans that didn’t think that way. Back in 2012, a couple of Italian filmmakers named Gionata Medeot and Mattia Ferraro decided they were tired of waiting. So what do you do when you’re an ambitious pair of Italians that want to make a movie? You make it.

Well, you sit down and have a doppio and talk loudly with your hands for a while. But then you make it.

This trailer was the result.

Now, if you’re not impressed by this, then you should probably just stop here and go back to doing something boring like watching the NCAA tournament. Go ahead and let me know how crazy March Madness is when it’s over. I’ll be sure to turn on the blender while you’re talking.

If you’re not totally lame, you’ll be happy to know that this trailer wasn’t just to blow smoke. Since then, the Italians have teamed up with the Scots and the Brits and the Americans and the Canadians and whoever the hell else I’ve missed on our crew to make:

FINAL FANTASY VII: THE WEB SERIES

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(Because, shit, Peter Jackson somehow did it to a 275 page book. We can do it to a 60-hour video game)

I can’t even begin to emphasize how much this is NOT an average fan production.  Just look at the trailer.  We have VFX artists from Harry Potter, professional screenwriters, you name it.  I’ll be one of the composers as well as one of the editors, and who knows what else I might pick up along the way.  I think I’d make a badass Sephiroth, but whatever.

I’ll write more later, but for now you should join the ELEVEN THOUSAND FANS who have liked this on facebook.

 

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  1. I am a real big fan of final fantasy 7. It was made by Tetsuya Nomura, the creator of Kingdom Hearts series.
    Older games (especially RPG games) are better with unique stories than today’s most RPGs (cough cough ff 13, cough cough), because they didn’t have the ability to create colossal effects and graphics and so, so to make the game a winner they had to work really hard to do a good story with good dialogue and characters. Same thing applies to movies.
    I’ll be honest, I think the YouTube vid was fan made, I really hope to see it as a movie, but I’m honestly afraid of what they make out of it, they don’t take games seriously… That’s why I hope whoever does the movie is a big fan of the series… Like how Peter Jackson was a fan of Lord Of The Rings.
    I think I would make a good Zack 🙂

  2. Thanks for stopping in! There’s fan made, and then there’s fan made, of course. I like to think that what I’ve seen far from this crew is much better than most. I hope you end up following the project and enjoying it when it’s done – there’s no doubt it’s being made by people who absolutely love this game.

  3. I dunno what you guys are on about, the latest RPG’s are the greatest! After FF13 my whole world had been opened up … (vomit)
    Totally given up on RPG’s since 2000 and when?

    I’ll be keeping watch on this little development through squinted eyes. I’m always cautious about these things, like when someone says they’re going to dress up and do cosplay. “Will it look awesome though? Hmm?”

    We’ll see!

    • Ha! I’m wary about these sorts of things, too. But we’re doing our best to make it look NOTHING like a fan production. Spread the word and wait for the Kickstarter, and you can help make that happen!

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