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Details On Upcoming Game-Based Movies

Post by Metal Mario » Thu Apr 24, 2003 4:14 pm

IGN has posted a feature that goes into detail about the various game-based movies that are hitting the silver screen in the future. Here are some tidbits on the more interesting ones, straight from IGN:

Metroid

The Metroid movie is being produced by Warren Zide and Craig Perry (the producers of the American Pie and Final Destination films). No talent is attached, but there are some story details about the film... It is set in a once peaceful galaxy, which has its prosperity shattered by a startling discovery... During a routine mapping expedition, a planetary survey crew discovers a new airborne form of life – the Metroid. The creature engulfs other living beings and feeds on their energy. It can also multiply quickly and proves a terrifying menace. The Galactic Federation calls on female bounty hunter Samus Aran to eradicate the deadly creatures. Samus soon discovers that a band of pirates has stolen a Metroid specimen in order to breed an unstoppable army.

Crazy Taxi

The movie rights to Crazy Taxi were originally picked up by producer-director Richard Donner (Superman, Lethal Weapon) in July 2001. However, those rights lapsed and the property was acquired by Mindfire Entertainment. Mindfire's Mark Altman says he wants to make the film a "fun, PG-rated comedy that blends the action and car crashes of The Fast and the Furious with the drama of HBO's Taxicab Confessions and the comedy of Rat Race." It certainly sounds crazy.

Doom

The first-person shooter that started it all could be coming to the big screen. Warner Bros. currently holds the rights to the Doom motion picture, tentatively based on the forthcoming Doom III game. The studio has until January 2004 to start production on the project or the rights revert back to the game's developer. No writer or director have been attached. Warners has hinted that they intend the tone down the notorious violence and gore of the game and make a PG-13 flick, a move that isn't likely to please hardcore gamers.

Pac-Man

Crystal Sky Entertainment and Japanese distributor Gaga (the two companies linked to the live-action Tekken movie) have gobbled up the movie rights to the videogame that started it all, Pac-Man. The studio plans to turn the classic arcade franchise into a "live-action fantasy adventure." Just how they'll do that is yet to be seen. No writer or director is attached to the project at this time. Crystal Sky's president Steven Paul enthused, "There is no other game title bigger than Pac-Man. From children to their parents, Pac-Man is a name everyone knows and loves."

Resident Evil: Nemesis

Whether you loved or hated the first one, a Resident Evil sequel is on the way. Milla Jovovich will be reprising her role as Alice. The first film's second unit director, Alexander Witt, is at the helm. According to writer Paul W.S. Anderson, the sequel will introduce story elements that are already familiar to gamers. He says, "It will be survivors from the movie meet survivors from the video game." So, look for Jill Valentine. Production on Resident Evil 2 is expected to begin in August.

Spy Hunter

This project was announced last Summer, when an agreement was reached with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to star. Our sources say that The Rock is stoked about bringing this game to the big screen. Here's what the film's producers have to say: "The plan with Spy-Hunter is to create the watershed mark in spy/adventure movies in terms of action, special effects and story. The vehicular battles in this film – showcasing what we feel will soon become the most famous car in movies (the G-6155 Interceptor) – will be unlike any that has been done before. They will be the land and sea-based equivalent of the Star Wars space battles. However, our primary goal is to have the hardware and the battles support a great story with great characters. At the core of Spy-Hunter will be a sweeping romance. The Rock is one of the most charismatic actors on Earth and Spy-Hunter will greatly benefit from his very human presence at the core of this mammoth adventure. All we can say is that the fans of the Spy-Hunter game franchise will not be disappointed and for those who haven't played the game, prepare to be hunted at a theatre near you!"

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Post by Metal Mario » Thu Apr 24, 2003 4:17 pm

Well, it sounds like the plot of the Metroid movie will be sticking pretty close to the games...

How the hell do you make a live-action Pac-Man movie?
"The plan with Spy-Hunter is to create the watershed mark in spy/adventure movies in terms of action, special effects and story.


Too late, guys. James Bond already did that with Goldfinger forty years ago.
The Rock is one of the most charismatic actors on Earth


WHAT THE HELL???!!!

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Post by Fishmael » Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:25 pm

The Rock is one of the most charismatic actors on Earth


Not only does he suck horribly as a wrestler(the idiot does the same crap over and over) but he is NOT a good actor either.

BTW, he's not charismatic either.
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Post by AJ Middleton » Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:26 pm

I'm just waiting to see how the heck they manage to do Pac-Man.

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