Archive for the ‘Video Games’ Category

De Luca Speaks About Metal Gear Solid Movie

March 27, 2008

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   Collider has a huge article featuring producer Mike De Luca talking about adapting video games to movies.  In the article, Mike De Luca talks about how much story there really is in the Metal Gear games and how it does not have to be like other video game movies that are no good.  Here’s what De Luca had to say about Metal Gear Solid.

“For me adapting a video game is just like adapting a book or a play or any other…whenever you’re adapting from another medium for film you try to take into account what you need to do to make it a movie.  With books it’s how you compensate for not being inside a character’s head and with video games I think what you have to compensate for is the loss of interactivity, you know.  What makes video games fun is that you get to be the character and you’re sitting there ruling the universe and it’s a really first person interactive experience.  When you’re in your theatre seat, you’re stuck with these subjective versions of the story and the game from a director or the writer’s point of view.  You can’t interact with what’s going on so whatever turns you on about the game, you’re immediately disadvantaged in the theatre because you’re not feeling anything which I think ups the ante for how good the story has to be and how good the movie has to be because we’re going in at a disadvantage that you’re not going to get the excitement or the adrenalin rush of doing it yourself, so we have to do it for you in a way that makes up for that.” 

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Cast For Street Fighter Movie

March 20, 2008
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    Neal McDonough has been announced by Capcom to play M. Bison in the upcoming Street Fighter movie titled, Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun- Li. This film seems like it will be better than the last Street Fighter movie we all saw with Van Damme. Yuck! I hated that movie back when it first came out when I was just a kid and it did not take much to impress me back then. Anyways, I’m getting off subject. Along side Neal McDonough will be Kristin Kreuk (Chun-Li), Taboo, from the Black Eye Peas (Vega), Michael Clark Duncan (Barlog the boxer), Rick Yune (Gen), and Chris Klein (Nash). Edmund Chen, Moon Bloodgood, Cheng Pei Pei and Josie Ho have also been announced to be in the movie but do not have confirmed roles. Hopefully we get a film that is worth our time this time around. I was absolutely infuriated that I lost two hours of my life on this planet watching Jean-Claude Van Damme trying to be an American soldier in that sorry excuse of movie. Please share your comments on what you think, whether you agree or disagree with my opinion. We love hearing from you guys. This movie is set to release sometime in 2009. We’ll keep you updated.

“Metal Gear Solid” Movie on the Way?

March 13, 2008
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    Comingsoon.net caught up with 21 producer Michael De Luca at Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Casino, and he is apparently interested in bringing Solid Snake to the big screen. When Equilibrium was released, fans were interested in having the director of the film (Kurt Wimmer) helm an MGS film. De Luca says he hopes to meet with Wimmer within a few weeks about writing a script and possibly directing the adaptation. It seems weird that they are approaching someone other than Hideo Kojima (director of the Game) who is the reason why the game is so successful in the first place. We will keep you posted on this project.

“Metal Gear Solid” Movie on the Way?

March 13, 2008

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    Comingsoon.net caught up with 21 producer Michael De Luca at Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Casino, and he is apparently interested in bringing Solid Snake to the big screen. When Equilibrium was released, fans were interested in having the director of the film (Kurt Wimmer) helm an MGS film. De Luca says he hopes to meet with Wimmer within a few weeks about writing a script and possibly directing the adaptation. It seems weird that they are approaching someone other than Hideo Kojima (director of the Game) who is the reason why the game is so successful in the first place. We will keep you posted on this project.