Ratner, the artistic driving force behind movies including the Rush Hour franchise and the last (and by far crappiest) chapter in the X-Men series, expressed his interest in the game to Jocelyn Vena of MTV News. “I love Guitar Hero and I think it’s a part of pop culture,” he said. “I would love to do a Guitar Hero movie, if Activision would ever let me. I’m trying to convince them, but why would you have a movie screw up such a huge franchise? Not that I would make a bad movie. So that would be cool, to do a Guitar Hero movie.”
“It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the Guitar Hero competition,” he added. “One of those dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts.”
Ratner’s claimed his relationship with Activision through his Brett Ratner Brands consultancy has given him a considerable amount of influence over the Guitar Hero games. “I have a deal with Activision for their branding,” he said. “For instance, naming Guitar Hero: World Tour, coming up with the new Guitar Hero game name. It’s sort of like Rock Band. So they said, ‘Come up with a name.’ And I did, and it became Guitar Hero: World Tour.”
I think Activision’s reluctance to hand Ratner the keys to a Guitar Hero movie speaks well of the company, despite his protestations that he wouldn’t make a bad movie out of it. Some movies are inherently well-suited for translation to the big screen, and some just aren’t. Besides, not doing a Guitar Hero movie will give Ratner more time to collect acclaim for directing music videos in which people sing directly into a camera.
Source: MTV Multiplayer