In a recent interview with Game Informer, horror director John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween, I’m sure you’re already very familiar with him) revealed that he’d like to bring EA’s action horror franchise Dead Space to the big screen. He spoke specifically about the first game, saying “I maintain that Dead Space would just make a great movie because you have these people coming onto an abandoned, shut-down space ship and they have to start it up and something’s on board. It’s just great stuff.”
“The first game was more – I guess it was like Alien – but not quite. It was a little different than that.” he continued. The original Dead Space was released in 2008 and set on the Necromorph infested USG Ishimura, a spaceship used to crack asteroids and harvest the precious resources within them. READ MORE
I hope you’re ready for even more scary shorts, because I have three for you, and they were all made by lovely Bloody Disgusting readers like yourself. After the break we have a twisted torture short, a wildly over-the-top (and wonderful) horror parody, and a Halloween film that makes me ache for October to get here. Grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, crank up the volume and check them out! READ MORE
This live-action Dead Space film — not to be confused with our short-lived April Fool’s joke — is the work of Youtuber Eric Zaragoza. It’s short, sweet, and slickly produced, especially for a fan film. Zaragoza has also teased his next project, which could be another Dead Space film or something Dark Souls related. Personally, I’d really like to see what he’d do with the latter.
If you have a craving for strategic dismemberment and about four minutes to spare, I suggest grabbing some popcorn and enjoying this awesome short film. READ MORE
Well, I’m about to explode with excitement. Tomb Raider is out, it’s completely incredible, and I can’t wait for Crystal Dynamics to crank out another one. Even better is they are planning to reboot the movie series as well. I know, it’s a little nerve wrecking when you hear that a video game is tossed into the shark infested waters of the movie world. But the good news is that Crystal Dynamics still very much has a hand in the creation of the movie. Some hopefully they will keep it from going to shit. I’m also hoping they cast Camilla Luddington (below) the voice of Lara in the newly rebooted game as Lara in the movie. Check out the full story over at VARIETY.
Coheed And Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his plans to bring his graphic novel series The Amory Wars to the big screen. Earlier this year he and his Evil Ink Comics imprint teamed up with Mark Wahlberg (The Departed; producer of “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire”), Leverage and producer Stephen Levinson ( “Entourage”,”Boardwalk Empire” and Contraband).
Sanchez said it’s not 100% full steam yet, “It’s very preliminary stages. Because the mythology is very dense and a lot of parts are already created … it’s just trying to find the right starting point to get people attracted to it.”
The story of The Amory Wars is set in Heaven’s Fence, a fantasy universe run by a tyrannical dictator named Wilhelm Ryan, and is inspired by Sanchez’s vast conceptual tale surrounding Coheed and Cambria’s albums. “I’d love to see the band’s music make a cameo. Not necessarily as the soundtrack but as Stan Lee does for the Marvel movies maybe the music could pop in once in a while.”
Sanchez plans on being hands-on with the story, “Being the creator I’d certainly like to think [I’ll be very involved in the movie],” he says. “That’s certainly our understanding going forward in the partnership.” And, he thinks it could be a bit. “It’s a universal story and I think it’s going to draw a bigger audience than just the band’s. I think it has already.”
More on this as it comes in. Fans of the graphic novel, are you psyched for this version?
It’s always exciting and scary when you hear about a video game movie being made. You could end up with a huge pile of shit, or in the rare case, a masterpiece. The nice thing is Ubisoft is behind the movie along with New Regency so that definitely gives me more hope for the movie. Even better, Michael Fassbender (X-Men First Class, Prometheus) is said to be starring in the film. I hoping he’ll be taking on the lead role, but no word yet. What do you guys think, yay or nay to the Assassin’s Creed movie?
Fans of Garth Ennis’ demented “Crossed” series have wanted to see it in live action for some time, but due to it’s violent and brutal nature, it seemed unlikely. Ennis addressed the issue right away at his spotlight panel at NYCC alongside William Christensen. Christensen said that Garth Ennis will be writing and directing a series of live-action “Crossed” webisodes, to be followed by a “Crossed” feature film, also written and directed by Ennis. The plan is to begin production in fall of 2013. READ MORE
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo might’ve jumped ship, leaving the BioShock film on indefinite hold, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this fan-made short film. Honestly, a BioShock movie doesn’t need to exist. The original was fantastic on its own, and with BioShock: Infinite on the way there’s plenty for fans to look forward to from the series right now.
Let’s forget about Hollywood’s version of one of the most celebrated games of all time, because there’s no chance it’ll compare to the real thing. Instead, I think you should head past the break for a look at this stunning fan-made film. It’ll make you ache for a return to Rapture’s hallowed halls. READ MORE
Get ready to cringe or rejoice, as I have the brand spanking new trailer for the fifth flick in the popular Resident Evil film franchise, the unfortunately titled Re5ident Evil: Retribution 3D. It’s like Hollywood has some sort of awful movie title generator where you pull a lever and whatever this machine comes up with is going to be the title of your film. If it’s a sequel, you need to replace an ‘E’ with a 3, an ‘A’ with a 4, or a ‘S’ with a 5. That’s Movie Title Creation 101, folks. If it’s in 3D, you also have to add that to the title, because people are stupid, so how else are they going to know it’s in 3D?
Since you undoubtedly have better things to do than listen to me complain about movie titles — maybe think about a far more exciting Resident Evil reveal that may or may not be unveiled tomorrow? Check out the trailer and an official synopsis, after the break. READ MORE
Like all good games, Left 4 Dead is getting itself a fan made film. If this trailer is any indication, this one might be pretty great. It starts off pretty strong, with Bill, my personal favorite of the group (I have a thing for older men) before introducing us to the rest of the bunch. If anything, they deserve kudos for finding four actors who look remarkably similar to their virtual counterparts. Check it out below.
The makeup and special effects look great; I wasn’t sure how they’d pull off a Smoker but after catching a glimpse of it I’d say they did a damn good job with it. No word on when we can expect the full thing but I’d totally watch something like this. READ MORE
It looks like the Devil May Cry may be getting the ever-popular film adaptation treatment, and it’ll be done by the folks that brought us the Resident Evil films. Variety reports that Screen Gems has acquired the rights to a big screen adaptation of Capcom’s 10 million unit seller and Kyle Ward has been brought on to write up the script.
Ward also penned the screenplay for the upcoming Kane & Lynch adaptation starring Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx. My only question is whether the film will follow the old Dante we all know and love or the new and improved Emo Dante so many people seem to hate? It makes sense if Capcom wants to push the game’s new look for them to go with the revamped Dante but there’s also a chance that less people will want to see the film if it stars a character they have no connection to (yet). But ultimately, it’s up to you. Which wise-cracking badass would you prefer to see on the big screen? READ MORE
A few days ago there was a rumbling of a Dead Island movie in the works but it would seem that report was a little premature. According to the game’s Facebook page they’re still considering a Dead Island film but they haven’t signed with anyone yet as a “high-quality movie is the #1 thing we’re concerned about for a film adaptation.”
When it comes to bad video game films Hollywood’s batting a thousand so it’s reassuring to see a studio taking a potential film adaptation of their IP seriously. I don’t think I could sit through another Hitman, Bloodrayne, House of the Dead, Max Payne, Doom, Street Fighter, Wing Commander, Alone in the Dark, gasp, Far Cry, Mortal Kombat 2 (the first didn’t entirely suck), Laura Croft or Prince of Persia again. Yeah, I know I skipped Resident Evil and Silent Hill but Milla Jovovich can do no wrong and I actually enjoyed the latter. READ MORE
It hasn’t been but a few days since the game’s incredibly emotional trailer went viral and Hollywood’s already laying plans for a film adaptation. Could this be the video game movie we’ve all been dreaming for? Looking at Hollywood’s pedigree, I’ll be keeping my hopes low until I know more.
What we know so far is The Sean Daniel Company and Union Entertainment have purchased the film rights to Dead Island. Sean Daniel (The Mummy) will be producing the film alongside Union’s Dmitri Johnson and Richard Liebowitz and apparently, they’ve already begun the search for a writer as well as talks with studios. So the only question remains, would do you want in a Dead Island film? READ MORE
Speaking with the BBC, Dead Space co-creator Ian Milham discussed the planned film adaptation of the horror franchise. Historically, films based on videos games have been notorious for being absolutely horrible, I can name a few of the dozens I would even deem watchable. I’m not the only one, when news comes out that a game is getting a movie two things are certain: the film will be panned by critics and the series’ fans will be in an uproar at the blasphemous thought of one of their favorite games being raped by Hollywood.
Milham told BBC’s Newsbeat the film is still in the works and assured us it will not be rushed. According to him there’s been plenty of discussion on the topic but that they’re foal was not to disappoint fans. Take this with a grain of salt people, but it’s always nice to hear that the people responsible for the film’s direction are keeping the gamers in mind. After all, we’re the reason it’s getting a movie, right? Assuming this thing gets done, what do you want to see in it? Feel free to toss me your concerns so we can talk about them. It’ll be fun, like group therapy. READ MORE
Whether or not you’re looking forward to the film, the original remains as of the few video game adaptations that stayed remarkably close to its source material. Yes, the story was outlandish and more than a little difficult to follow and the real scares were essentially nonexistent. It’s amazing recreation of the atmosphere, aided by the use of the games’ soundtracks, that made the franchise stand out was certainly one of the film’s strongest assets.
So you’ve probably decided on your top choice for Claudia in the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelation and now it’s time to pick out the ideal actress to portray arguably the most important role: Heather. This is tough as there’s no shortage of options out there but I feel I’ve trimmed the list to a select few I feel would make kickass Heathers, hopefully you’ll concur. READ MORE
Whether or not you’re a fan of the Silent Hill films, here’s your chance to give its director, Michael J. Bassett, some input regarding who you think should play the characters in the upcoming film. Bassett already took suggestions for the actresses who should portray Heather, the protagonist in Silent Hill 3 (otherwise known as the last great game in the series).
Who should play Heather is so last week, now it’s all about Claudia. Read on to see who the top contenders are and if you’re feeling particularly helpful you could always toss in your own two cents. READ MORE