The lights are on
Shane Acker the director of the film 9 is teaming up with Brown Bag Films and Valve to create his next film, Deep.
Brown Bag Films is best known for creating short films and children's animated television programs, and Valve is known as the company that adamantly refuses to make a game every body wants (Half-Life 3).
Deep is a post-World War III, post-apocalyptic, underwater adventure film being directed by Acker, and Valve's Source engine has been licensed to assist with animation.
"Valve's tools and technologies, based on its Source game engine, allow Acker and Brown Bag real-time rendering, and editing, simplified character animation." Working with the Source engine also allows for an easy transition to a video game based on the movie and Brown Bag is also looking at Steam as a possible distribution method for the film. Indie Game The Movie will be distributed on Steam, so it's certainly not out of the question.
The film is currently in pre-production, so I doubt we will hear any more details soon.
[via Kotaku and Chicago Tribune]
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That is a pretty cool concept for a CG movie, to use a game engine for easy transition to being a video game.
Would be sweet if it was the other way around.
Look for lambdas in the movie
It says working with, but they're just letting them use the engine.
Excellent news! Hopefully we might even see some flow-on effects with updates to the currently-available toolset too. :)
9 was good, cant wait to see whats next
9 was a really awesome movie. I'm interested.
I hope it is better than the nine! That movie sucked! I was bored to sleep!
9 was an absolute snoozefest. Visually arresting, but utterly boring.
I liked 9, but what I just read about this new movie sounds like a mix of Black Ops 2 and Finding Nemo.
Although I have high hopes for Acker's visionary traits, 9 was a pretty crappy, highly boring movie. This new Bioshock/Fallout-esque idea seems pretty cool, not original, but cool no less.