Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”) will direct the film for CBS Films based on “Deus Ex: Human Revolution,” based on a script by Robert Cargill. Adrian Askarieh and Roy Lee will produce. The first “Deus Ex” game launched in 2000.
“The Amazing Spider-Man’s” Avi and Ari Arad are producing the live action adaptation of the adventure franchise for Sony Pictures. Neil Burger (“Limitless”) was once attached to direct, as was David O. Russell, who had cast Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake.
After producing a short film that later turned into a popular web series that breathed new life into the “Mortal Kombat” franchise, Kevin Tancharoen is attached to helm a live action feature for New Line.
Legendary Entertainment is adapting Electronic Arts’ “Mass Effect” franchise with Avi and Arid Arad.
Former Marvel Studios CEO David Maisel is turning the “Angry Birds” mobile games into a full-length 3D CG-animated feature. Film will be released in 2016.
After Eidos rebooted the game series to introduce a younger Lara Croft, MGM and GK Films are also restarting the film franchise with a new actress in the lead as the buxom gun-toting adventurer. Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is penning the script.
Paul Walker is attached to play Agent 47 in the game that will be a reboot of the series at Fox. Timothy Olyphant played the character in the first outing in 2007. Adrian Askarieh is producing.
Devil May Cry
After scoring with “Resident Evil,” Screen Gems is adapting the game with Kyle Ward (“Machete Kills”) scripting.
With “Need for Speed” headed to the big screen in 2014 through DreamWorks and Disney, Electronic Arts is developing a feature based on the sci-fi horror saga.
Microsoft still wants to get a film based on its top game franchise in theaters, working with several screenwriters to nail down the right story, but isn’t rushing to make that happen. Instead, it’s focused on web series, short films, comicbooks and other spinoffs. In 2005, a movie almost happened with “District 9’s” Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson.
Metal Gear Solid
Avi Arad is producing the film version of the hit Konami franchise at Sony that the gamemaker has been developing since 2006.
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Avi and Ari Arad are producing the adaption of the game at Sony that revolves around a bike messenger who finds possesses electrical powers after an explosion ravages the fictional Empire City. Sheldon Turner penned a script for the pic.
Sony, Avi and Ari Arad have the film rights to the “Twisted Metal” that “Crank” and “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” co-director Brian Taylor will write and helm.