Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) is back with another incredible short based on a popular video game.
The video is both an amazing adaptation of the gameplay of the battle royale progenitor as well as a clever homage to movies he’s been involved in. It features Jason Mitchell (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Straight Outta Compton”) and Nick Robinson (“Kings of Summer,” “Jurassic World”). The frenetic energy of the non-stop fight scenes were fueled by Rob Alonzo, the stunt coordinator for “Deadpool” and “Ghost Protocol.” And the whole thing was shot by Chung-hoon Chung, the cinematographer behind “IT” and “Oldboy.”
That last choice is especially apt, given the clever “Oldboy” homage worked into the cornrows which replicates — to some degree — that amazing “Oldboy” fight scene in the hallway.
It’s the sort of short that once more proves Vogt-Roberts both loves and understands the medium of video games and can deftly translate its look and feel to the screen outside of interactive play.
With Vogt-Roberts still lined up to direct the “Metal Gear Solid” film, one can only hope that the next live-action video game work we see from will be a movie.