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  • Blog Post: Bourne Identity Director Reportedly Attached To Splinter Cell Film

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Doug Liman is close to signing a deal to direct the film adaptation of Ubisoft's popular stealth franchise. The Hollywood Reporter filed a story that said Liman was in "final negotiations" to direct the Splinter Cell film. Liman's previous... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Pixar Tapped To Make Star Wars Animated Film

    A movie news site is reporting that the powerhouse animation house Pixar will be developing a Star Wars film for parent company Disney. The Latino Review published the report, writing, "It was only a matter of time before Disney's golden child animation acquisition was brought into the company... More
  • Blog Post: Agent 47 Recast For Upcoming Hitman Reboot Film Following Paul Walker's Death

    Back in February of last year , it was announced that Paul Walker would be taking on the role of Agent 47 in a Hitman reboot film. After his untimely death in November, the role had to be recast and a new Hitman has been announced. Rupert Friend, best known for playing Peter Quinn on the Showtime show... More
  • Blog Post: Michael Bay Bringing Ghost Recon To The Big Screen

    Ubisoft is working with the Transformers director and Warner Bros. Pictures to produce a big-budget Hollywood film based on the tactical shooter franchise. The company has been public about its quest to produce films based on its big franchises. Earlier this year, the news broke that Ubisoft was putting... More
  • Blog Post: Deus Ex Film Inspired By District 9 And Looper

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution film writer C. Robert Cargill and director Scott Derrickson recognize that many video game movies aren't great, which is why they aren't trying to make a movie version of the game. Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) is directing the upcoming Deus... More
  • Blog Post: New Hitman Movie Planned, Paul Walker To Star

    Fox is looking to reboot the Hitman movie franchise, this time with Paul Walker, best known for his work in the The Fast and the Furious films. The film will be titled Agent 47. With Timothy Olyphant, who played Agent 47, busy starring in one of the best television shows currently on the air, Justified... More
  • Blog Post: Possible Splinter Cell Movie Could Star Bane

    Rumors are circulating that Ubisoft is working to get a Splinter Cell movie off the ground, and Tom Hardy -- who recently played Bane in this summers The Dark Knight Rises -- could be on tap for the lead role. Ain't It Cool News recently reported that Ubisoft is moving to build up a film division... More
  • Blog Post: Troubled Uncharted Movie Project Loses Another Director

    On paper, Uncharted seems like one of the easier games to adapt to film, given that its explosive brand of action adventure is similar to an interactive Hollywood movie to begin with. However, efforts to bring an Uncharted movie to the big screen have been plagued by difficulties. Today, it was revealed... More
  • Blog Post: It Was All A Dream In New Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer

    Screen Gems just released a new trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution , the fifth ( fifth …wow) in the movie series based on the iconic survival horror franchise, and it's a little weird. It starts out looking more like a romantic comedy that you might see Reese Witherspoon starring in -... More
  • Blog Post: Wired Explains Why The Halo Movie Project Failed

    In an exhaustively researched and well-written article, Wired digs deep into the saga of the failed Halo film adaptation. It's an interesting look at the still-vast differences that exist between the film and video game industries. The article is long and detailed, so I won't attempt to summarize... More
  • Blog Post: Ben Affleck Slated To Star And Direct In FPS Inspired Thriller

    Like Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck seems to be making a successful transition from actor to director. Now, the Good Will Hunting star is in negotiation to direct Line of Sight , a thriller that will be shot to emulate a first-person shooter video game. Slashfilm reports that Affleck might tackle the Line... More
  • Blog Post: Guillermo del Toro On The Lovecraftian Nature Of Insane

    Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro talks about the process of making games and what he’s learned while working on his new project, Insane. We still don’t have many details on Insane, THQ’s new project in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro, but the renowned... More
  • Blog Post: Iron Man, Children Of Men Writing Team Working On New Tomb Raider Film

    If you're concerned about the quality of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie reboot project, I've got good news. Studio GK Films has turned to a fairly well-respected writing duo to the pen the film's script. The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been hired... More
  • Blog Post: How The Uncharted Movie Will Be Different From The Games

    If you started getting nervous about the forthcoming Uncharted movie when we got an idea of its cast last week , you may want to avert your gaze from this story. Director David O. Russell has started discussing the script he's working on, and it's pretty well removed from the relatively simple... More
  • Blog Post: Levine: Games Aren't Hollywood's JV Squad

    Finding parallels between the games and film industries is easy, though not always accurate. "Games are still in the silent-film era," is a defense often made by people who defend the current state of game storytelling. High-profile directors like Stephen Spielberg are courted by publishers... More
  • Blog Post: Myst Movie In The Works

    While it's certainly not the most obvious game series to be adapted to film being as the main characters are largely building and weird puzzles, the classic PC franchise Myst is heading for the big screen. Variety is reporting that Roserock Films and Gran Via Productions, in partnership with Mysteria... More
  • Blog Post: Hollywood Denied Ninja Theory’s Enslaved Movie

    Ninja Theory, developer of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, apparently wanted to make a movie based off the game. The idea was to harness the power of the Unreal Engine, which the game runs on to create the film. Don’t let that idea excite you too much, because Hollywood studios just weren’t... More
  • Blog Post: Levine Says BioShock Movie Still In Development

    Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan radio in Washington D.C., recently interviewed BioShock creator Ken Levine about a number of topics, including the long-in-production film adaptation of the game franchise. In the interview, Levine confirms that the movie is still in production, but that it's not certain... More
  • Blog Post: Brad Pitt To Play John Marston In Red Dead Movie?

    Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption was a smashing success, and we all know what success means for a video game: movie tie-ins! If the latest Hollywood rumor is to be believed, studios are scrambling to put together a big screen version of Red Dead starring none other than Brad Pitt (pictured above in... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Planning More Street Fighter Movies

    In an interview at Captivate 2010, Capcom’s vice president of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson revealed that – despite the franchise’s big screen failures – the company is not throwing in the towel when it comes to Street Fighter films. I think you’ll... More
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