Using missiles to defend crudely-drawn cities from other missiles. Sounds like a movie plot to me! And to collective Hollywood, too: the LA Times has news that Atari is in talks with Fox and other studios to develop the classic '80s video game Missile Command into a big budget movie. Like last year's news that Universal is developing an Asteroids movie, this is strange, because neither of these games have plots outside of shooting stuff.
Remember when the idea of someone making a Pong movie was ridiculous? How does it feel now that we can't be more than a month away from a feature film about typing 58008 in a calculator?
Well, here's an idea that at least makes sense on paper: Crank and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor has signed a deal to make a film based on the long-running video game series Twisted Metal. Sony had made a seven-figure deal with Taylor, who will both ... / Continue →
The Sisyphean task of going city to city punching buildings to the ground will soon be an experience to be explored in a feature film from the confused brains at New Line Cinema. The studio is currently meeting with writers and producers to develop a movie based around Rampage,... / Continue →
It's been nearly two years since Universal won a four-way bidding war for the film rights to Atari's Asteroids, and yet still we remain woefully devoid of any films about spaceships shooting big asteroids into smaller, more manageable, asteroid chunks. It sounds like the studio... / Continue →