Alright, I'm well aware of the fact that over the course of this distinguished forum's existence discussions of this specific kind have been legion, but those threads have invariably concerned themselves with the issue of casting, which is why I would like to approach it from a different angle. Because if there ever were to be an Arcanum movie, my primary source of worry is not who will play Virgil, but rather the dramaturgy, how they will present the plot. I can almost envision the supreme terror of it. The blimp crash and its aftermath done in mere seconds to upbeat pop music, whereupon the Living One and Virgil (who is now on steroids and a pugilist world class) completely break the plot by going straight to Caladon in a dramatic scene involving a computer animated and hopelessly contrived locomotive, skipping all the important events found in the game, and this is when TLO and Virgil meet up with an attractive femme fatale completely unrelated to the game (though her name may still be Raven) whom they both fall in love with and then this triangle drama goes on until the rushed end when they realise they have to work together to kill Kerghan who is now inexplicably out of the Void and then we get a tedious Hollywood ending but not before Magnus has made a brief appearance as a town drunk with Dogmeat by his side YES I ALWAYS WRITE LONG SENTENCES WHEN UPSET! I suppose 3 hours is the absolute maximum running time for a commercially viable movie and that it's probably impossible to cram the entirety of Arcanum's plot into that, but by the gods, how to write a script for Arcanum that actually works?