Brett Ratner wants to make videogame movies

What do you think of when you hear the name Brett Ratner? The Rush Hour movies? X-Men 3? Me? I think of his groundbreaking work on Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreaker” music video. Okay, not really. But I definitely don’t think of him as a successful videogame movie maker.

He wants to be, according to Variety. He’s just finished up shooting a couple of spots for Activision for Guitar Hero, his first client for his new venture, Brett Ratner Brands. Ratner is now hoping that this work will springboard him into the “exciting” world of videogame movies.

“The games business is much more exciting than the movie business right now,” Ratner said. “I will be doing movies that come from videogames,” adding that he’ll now have “access to the Activision brain” and the people who create its games.

Are Ratner videogame movies a good thing? What’s he going to make? A Guitar Hero movie?

Dale North