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Writer of Traffic and Syriana to film The Division

“Do not march on Moscow,” said Field Marshal Montgomery, “and do not make a videogame movie.” Wise words that continue to be ignored by the titans of this ridiculous industry. Ubisoft, as you might have heard, aren’t marching on the Kremlin but they are making another videogame movie, this time based on Tom Clancy’s The Division [official site]. Today they announced that Stephen Gaghan, screenplay…

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The Division Movie Announced, Jake Gyllenhaal Onboard

I'm not saying that Jake Gyllenhaal killed someone then Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot met him in the woods on a winter's night with a shovel and a hacksaw to help bury the body - that would be libel. However, you tell me how you think Ubi got the Prince of Persia star into another movie based on a video game. Ubi today formally announced a…

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The RPG Scrollbars: Warcraft

The Warcraft movie hasn't exactly been drowning in plaudits after its premiere... to which I wasn't invited, so I'm typing this in a Frankie and Benny's immediately after my local cinema's first non-midnight screening because hahahaha, no. That's how devoted I am to timeliness: a bit! But, as a long-time player of World of Warcraft who actually plays for stuff like the story and the…

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Promising: WoW Movie Snags Moon, Source Code Director

Once upon time, Legendary Pictures' long-stalled Warcraft movie had a director. Then it didn't. In the wake of Spider-Man and Evil Dead maestro Sam Raimi's mighty battle-leap into Oz, Blizzard's own heaving epic seemed destined to stall. Surprisingly, however, it's once again back on track. With David Bowie's son at the helm, naturally. But Duncan Jones is an excellent creator in his own right, having…

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There’s A Company Of Heroes Movie For Some Reason

Once, I thought there was at least some cold, profit-maximizing business precision that guided whatever awfulness-seeking missile explodes games into not-great movies, but now I'm not even sure of that anymore. I mean, don't get me wrong: Company of Heroes is a work of absolute RTS brilliance, but it's not exactly a household name. And yeah, much as I think my most brilliant tactical masterpieces -…

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So The Wolfenstein Movie’s A Thing Again

It's been interesting to watch Disney's Wreck-It Ralph get showered with acclaim for being "the best videogame movie ever." I say that because, well, "best videogame movie ever" doesn't really mean anything. Heck, most announced films based heavily around games have yet to even reach a point where they could safely be called "existent" - let alone "good." World of Warcraft, Mass Effect, Deus Ex,…

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Hollywood’s Finest Vents: Deus Ex To Become A Movie

Videogame movies! No one really asked for them, but we're getting them anyway. I now imagine Ezio and Adam Jensen leaping hand-in-hand off the rooftop that is their medium of choice, but with Jensen engaging the Icarus Landing System while Ezio dies horribly because hay doesn't work that way. At any rate, Deus Ex's film rights have officially fallen into the hands of CBS Films,…

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Rollercoaster Tycoon: The Movie?

There have been some fairly peculiar games optioned for movies recently. Last year we heard about Asteroids getting picked up, for instance. But then as daft as that may first sound, what you're really saying is: film about aliens that attack tanks. Well, Roland Emerich probably just weed in his trousers reading that. Then there's the more obvious, your Max Paynes and your Princes of…

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Mass Effect Goes To The Movies

According to Variety, BioWare's most recent RPG, Mass Effect, is to definitely be a movie. There have been rumours floating around for a while, but Variety seem assured that the rights have been optioned by producer Avi Arad (responsible for every Marvel movie you can think of). Of course, stuff gets optioned all the time, so this isn't exactly the beginning of production. This is…

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Prince of Persia Goes To The Movies

Seems Hollywood big boys are taking videogame adaptations seriously these days. First, Bioshock gets a big-name director attached to it, in the form of Gore Verbinski, and now the other driving force behind Pirates of the Caribbean, noisy uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is dumping a truckload of money on a Prince of Persia silver-screener. It's due next year and "the producer and Disney hope to turn…

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