Quote:This. I think the story of a movie and a game are just too different. A movie is restricted on time, where a game (or a book/show/other) can have a story that is hours upon hours long and can have important plot points that are spread out and too numerous and important to be left out. If they try to cram an entire story from a game (provided it has a decent story line to begin with, I suppose CoD would fit into a movie) it ends up feeling rushed the entire time as it is a completely different pace. Compare that to a story unfolding in a game, it is usually slower, finding things out as you go along and experience things within the game. The way they are told is also different. In a game, its usually told mostly through the perspective of the main character/s, or whatever characters you are given control over throughout the game. You might be shown other bits of information that the characters dont know, but for the most part you know what the character knows. In a movie, you are often times aware of more than the characters know, but that largely depends on the movie.
It also depends what part of a story they want to cover, and how much they want to stick to the original story. I would imagine its hard to stay close to the original story of a video game (that has a good story) and make it an interesting ~2 hour movie.
I suppose it comes down to the director. Its not impossible, but I cant think of one good example of a movie derived from a game.