Great Movies Based on Nonexistent Video Games

Nov 02, 2012 Comments

Hollywood slowly began to try to hop aboard the speeding train known as video games early on, and with this movie featuring a young Henry Thomas fresh off of E.T., the producers actually met with Atari to try and see if there was a real game they could insert into the film. They were shown a spy game called Agent X, which they decided to feature in their film. They renamed it "Cloak & Dagger," and the Atari 5200 version was to be heavily featured in the movie. An arcade version was actually produced, and that is what you see on-screen when the characters are meant to be playing the 5200 version. But, while the console version was developed, it was never actually produced due to the video game crash of 1983.

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