You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Hadida storms ‘Castle’ rights

Avary attached to write, direct

Producer Samuel Hadida has secured the rights to the vidgame “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” with Roger Avary attached to write and direct the adaptation of the ID Software property.

Project reteams Avary with Hadida after he penned company’s horror pic “Silent Hill.”

The WWII-set “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” revolves around U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, who leads a team of agents into Castle Wolfenstein in order to investigate the Nazis’ SS Paranormal Division. Project had previously been set up with Mark Gordon at Sony before the rights to the game reverted back to ID Software.

Hadida’s becoming a prolific producer of vidgame adaptations, with “Resident Evil: Extinction,” the third installment in the franchise, bowing Sept. 21. Last year, he produced the horror pic “Silent Hill,” based on the game. A sequel’s planned. He also has “Onimusha” in the works with Christophe Gans attached to direct.

Avary most recently adapted Robert Zemeckis’ take on “Beowulf,” which Paramount opens Nov. 16. He previously penned “Pulp Fiction,” “The Rules of Attraction” and “Killing Zoe.”

“I’ve been playing the character of B.J. Blazkowicz since the epic ‘Wolfenstein 3D’ first bruised my brain and have ever since wanted to bring his adventures to life on the bigscreen,” Avary said. “It’s time to bust some dams, storm some bunkers and blow up some bridges.”

ID Software’s other titles include the first-person shooters “Doom” and “Quake.” Another “Wolfenstein” game is in development.

Davis Films also has “Solomon Kane” set up with Michael Bassett to directand “Killing Suki Flood,” with Louis-Pascal Couvelaire helming.

More Film

  • 'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts

    'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts as 'Last Jedi' Slips to No. 2

    Producer Samuel Hadida has secured the rights to the vidgame “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” with Roger Avary attached to write and direct the adaptation of the ID Software property. Project reteams Avary with Hadida after he penned company’s horror pic “Silent Hill.” The WWII-set “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” revolves around U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, […]

  • Stockholm review

    Tribeca Film Review: Ethan Hawke in 'Stockholm'

    Producer Samuel Hadida has secured the rights to the vidgame “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” with Roger Avary attached to write and direct the adaptation of the ID Software property. Project reteams Avary with Hadida after he penned company’s horror pic “Silent Hill.” The WWII-set “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” revolves around U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, […]

  • READY PLAYER ONE

    Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Crosses $500 Million Worldwide

    Producer Samuel Hadida has secured the rights to the vidgame “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” with Roger Avary attached to write and direct the adaptation of the ID Software property. Project reteams Avary with Hadida after he penned company’s horror pic “Silent Hill.” The WWII-set “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” revolves around U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, […]

  • Hans Zimmer90th Annual Academy Awards, Roaming

    Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala

    Producer Samuel Hadida has secured the rights to the vidgame “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” with Roger Avary attached to write and direct the adaptation of the ID Software property. Project reteams Avary with Hadida after he penned company’s horror pic “Silent Hill.” The WWII-set “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” revolves around U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, […]

  • A Quiet Place

    'A Quiet Place' Reclaims Box Office Crown, 'Super Troopers 2' Outdoes Expectations

    Producer Samuel Hadida has secured the rights to the vidgame “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” with Roger Avary attached to write and direct the adaptation of the ID Software property. Project reteams Avary with Hadida after he penned company’s horror pic “Silent Hill.” The WWII-set “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” revolves around U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, […]

  • Anything

    Film Review: 'Anything'

    Producer Samuel Hadida has secured the rights to the vidgame “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” with Roger Avary attached to write and direct the adaptation of the ID Software property. Project reteams Avary with Hadida after he penned company’s horror pic “Silent Hill.” The WWII-set “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” revolves around U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, […]

  • Empty movie theater

    First U.S. Samsung LED Cinema Screen Debuts at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chatsworth

    Producer Samuel Hadida has secured the rights to the vidgame “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” with Roger Avary attached to write and direct the adaptation of the ID Software property. Project reteams Avary with Hadida after he penned company’s horror pic “Silent Hill.” The WWII-set “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” revolves around U.S. Army Ranger B.J. Blazkowicz, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content