Another massive video game property is readying itself for a movie adaptation; this time, it's Microsoft's massively successful 'Gears of War,' which has had a few false starts in the past but now looks ready to finally make the leap to the big screen. And who's going to help make that happen?
If you were to make a list of the top video games you'd most want to see as movies (which we did), chances are BioShock would be in the mix (which we also included). Some fans will recall that one film adaptation was in the works back in 2008, but ultimately fizzled out and is now officially dead. If you're still not over this heinous crime and need someone or something to put the blame on, set your targets on... Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen'?
Today sees the release of the new and improved Lara Croft. Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider is a reboot of the enduring character, introducing a 17-year-old Croft to a new generation of gamers. And so it's only natural that an upcoming film reboot is being mapped out and will closely follow the game's lead; it has been revealed that the producers of the game and the film will collaborate on the upcoming project.
To the delight of car-racing gamers, 'Need for Speed' will be among the next phase of games getting the big-screen adaptation. The project was announced a while ago with 'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul attached as the lead. Aside from the already filled-out cast, 'Need for Speed' details have been scarce as of late, so we chatted briefly with Paul's co-star Dominic Cooper while he was promoting the upcoming 'Dead Man Down' to get the latest info.
If there's one thing we've learned from George Clooney, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Adam West and Christian Bale's runs at Batman, it's that the Dark Knight will never die. Though, now that Bane has come and gone, and Bale's Bruce Wayne is enjoying retirement with Anne Hathaway's Catwoman, what's next for the Bat? Will Joseph Gordon-Levitt take over superhero duties for a new franchise of films like we all might secretly want?
It's no secret we're pretty big into video games and the whole idea of bringing some of the fan favorites to life on the big screen. With Ghost Recon, Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, Deus Ex, Need for Speed and God of War as the latest ones to start preliminary motions for their companion movies, we still have our own list of bestsellers we'd like to see join in on the action, one of which is definitely Call of Duty. However, if you're holding out to see this particular video game hit theaters, you might be waiting for a real long time... like, forever!
Last year was a great year for video games, and especially Ubisoft. The company experienced continued success with its best-selling games, like Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, both of which were also announced to receive the big screen treatment. Fortunately for fans of the video game movie genre, Ubisoft has big plans for this venture into film, recently announcing the next big gaming sensation to eventually hit the theaters -- Ghost Recon.