More Games to Movies?
Last month it was reported that Japanese video game publisher Capcom were looking to turn more of their game franchises into feature films, and, to that end, they were supposedly doing a lot of wheeling and dealing at Cannes this year. Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto was quoted as saying, “We want to do with games what Marvel did with comics”. It seems that we now know at least one of the properties that is being targeted: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition will soon likely join the Resident Evil and Street Fighter franchises on the big screen.
The tip comes courtesy of David Hayter, writer of the X-Men and Watchmen movies, and voice of Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid video games. He appeared on Evil Avatar Radio earlier in the week, where he revealed that he was in talks to write a Lost Planet movie. I’ve only played a little bit of the game myself, but it takes place on the icy planet E.D.N. III., where an alien species known as Akrid have held back human colonization attempts. It has mech robots and power suits, which should be enough to sell most geeks on the flick. [filmjunk]