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By Steve Watts   //   February 28, 2014 6:30 AM

Minecraft movie rights acquired by Warner Bros

Warner Bros has acquired the rights to a Minecraft movie adaptation. Lego Movie producer Roy Lee is reportedly attached to the project.
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 9, 2013 6:20 AM

Grand Theft Auto movie offers not 'worth risking one's crown jewels'

Given that Grand Theft Auto games increasingly are love letters to crime movies, it is a little curious that we haven't seen Hollywood tackle GTA yet. We've already been cursed with Dead or Alive and Postal movies, after all, and Rockstar clearly aches to be taken seriously. The problem, series writer Dan Houser has said, is that no one's made a good enough offer.
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 11, 2013 1:23 PM

Michael Bay developing Ghost Recon movie with Ubisoft and Warner Bros

You're bringing one of your biggest franchises from video game machines to the silver screen, a tense, tacatical techno-thriller--who do you turn to for help? Why, Michael Bay of course! Ubisoft today announced that the Transformers and Armageddon director is helping develop Ghost Recon for a Hollywood movie, together with Warner Bros.
By Alice O'Connor   //   March 13, 2013 12:30 PM

Ken Levine 'killed' BioShock movie rather than compromise

The long-troubled BioShock movie, which Gore Verbinski was once set to direct, is officially dead in the water. Creator Ken Levine has confirmed that he personally offed it when given the opportunity, as the movie adaptation risked compromising too much just so it could get made.
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 24, 2012 6:45 AM

Cabin in the Woods DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 once planned

Attentive horror fans may have spotted the bilious Boomer and other Left 4 Dead monsters snuck into Joss Whedon's delightful scare 'em up movie Cabin in the Woods, but L4D's involvement was once supposed to be far greater. Director Drew Goddard has revealed that a CitW expansion was planned for Left 4 Dead 2, but sadly got scrapped. Plainly, this post contains spoilers for the film, which you really should see if you haven't.
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 17, 2012 6:00 AM

Metro 2033 movie rights nabbed by MGM

Dmitry Glukhovsky's post-apocalyptic novel Metro 2033, which was introduced to most of us by 4A Games' pleasing video game adaptation, is headed to the silver screen. MGM has picked up the movie rights, and it's a fair bet that it'll follow the game's lead and be light on philosophy and politics but heavy on action, given Hollywood's penchant for the bombastic.
By Alice O'Connor   //   August 30, 2012 8:20 AM

Metal Gear Solid movie back on with Avi Arad

There have been several attempts at a Metal Gear Solid movie over the years, and one terrifying prank involving Uwe Boll, but one's properly in production now at Columbia Pictures. Avi Arad, who's produced every Marvel comic book movie of the past two decades--both good and bad--is attached, and quite enthusiastic.
By Alice O'Connor   //   July 18, 2012 6:00 AM

Sam Raimi no longer directing WoW movie

The Evil Dead director Sam Raimi signed up to direct the long-planned World of Warcraft movie adaptation way back in 2009, but we've heard little about it since. At Comic-Con, though, Raimi revealed that he's no longer on the project, but it does seem to be going ahead.
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 22, 2012 6:45 AM

DreamWorks grabs Need for Speed movie rights

The rich, vibrant and meaningful world of Need for Speed may well be coming to a cinema near you, as Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios today announced that it has acquired the film rights to EA's racing series.
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 27, 2011 9:45 AM

Dead Island movie rights optioned

Lionsgate has optioned the movie rights for a Dead Island movie based upon not the game, but its famous cinematic trailer. As such, it'll be a non-linear flick with a focus on family ties.
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 8, 2011 1:16 PM

DmC: Devil May Cry gets movie deal, E3 media

Come for a good look at Ninja Theory's reboot of the action series in new E3 screens and a trailer, stay to express contempt at the news that a movie adaptation is already in the works.