Ninja Theory may have been able to snag Hollywood-caliber talent for Enslaved (including writer Alex Garland and Ten Things I Hate About You actress Lindsay Shaw as Trip), but that’s where the Hollywood connection ends.
When Ninja Theory pitched the idea of an Enslaved computer-generated movie, rendered using the Unreal Engine 3 (which powers the game), Hollywood studios simply weren’t interested.
As Antoniades put it, the studios simply couldn’t understand the concept of rendering the movie’s scenes in real time.
“To do it any other way is considered a huge risk, so it just didn’t wash,” he says. “It just didn’t go with the model that’s established in movies.”
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