City of Heroes... the MMOvie

From Sci Fi Wire:
Transformers producer Tom DeSanto has secured the film rights to NCsoft and Cryptic Studio's video game City of Heroes, Variety reported.

The plan is to adapt the massively multiplayer online role-playing game into a live-action feature and then transition it to television in some form, the trade paper reported.

The movie revolves around a group of superheroes who live in Paragon City and must team up in order to fight an invasion of aliens known as the Rikti.
City of Heroes is a good movie title, so it has that in its favor. On the other hand, it's a film adaptation of a video game, therefore it's pretty much guaranteed to suck. In fact, I've never seen a film based on a video game that wasn't awful. Can anyone recommend me something?

I'm curious. Let's imagine, for a moment, you're a big-time Hollywood producer. This shouldn't be difficult because you all play MMOs and live vicariously through elves, so a Hollywood producer shouldn't be too much of a jump. You're able to take one RPG and make it into a movie. What would you choose?

I'm going to be predictable and say Deus Ex. You?

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