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Lost Planet Adaptation Might Be Costly
Like, $200 million costly

23 January 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Lost Planet, the hit game from Capcom, is in development as a film, and their "Head of Character Contents Business" Toshihiro Tokumaru has revealed that the film's likely to cost $150-200 million.

The game's story is sort of Starship Troopers in the snow: players have to keep killing the alien Akrids to use their thermal energy to survive in the frozen climate of the planet EDN III. But there's an intricate plot as well, involving a mysterious corporation (NEVEC), a terraforming plan and the fate of main character Wayne Holden's father Gale.

Avi Arad is producing the proposed film version, and David X2 Hayter is writing the script. Let's hope that the mega-budget doesn't stop it getting made.


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RE: wtf?!
s another bug hunt then? uge ass bugs! It has the potential to be an entertaining movie, depends who they get on board, they already have David Hayter scripting..( He did drafts of X-men and Watchmen...also is voice of Solid Snake).  More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 19:06 on 24 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: wtf?!
L: Mr Terrific Hmmm, this is what they are working with I guess. See what you think ink] o, it's another bug hunt then? More

Posted by KeithM at 18:55 on 24 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: wtf?!
As much as I love the game, it's just gonna be Starship Troopers on ice. Which the game is pretty much. Only with added pirates. More

Posted by juanvasquez at 18:54 on 24 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: wtf?!
L: bleugh07 they're making a lost planet film and not a halo one?ho are 'they'?  'They' are not choosing between Lost Planet and Halo - the properties belong to completely different companies (Capcom/Microsoft). much better!ez you.  Even if that's true, I really don't see Capcom forking out to make a movie based on another company's game.  That i] be ridiculous. ridiculous.o.  See above. e to see halo done either by chris nolan or peter jackson for epi More

Posted by KeithM at 18:53 on 24 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: wtf?!
Hmmm, this is what they are working with I guess. See what you think ink] More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 18:01 on 24 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: wtf?!
making a lost planet film and not a halo one? halo is much better! this is ridiculous. I'd like to see halo done either by chris nolan or peter jackson for epicness or by someone random to do it as a sort of cloverfield -type thing with nice action, but HALO: A MICHAEL BAY FILM would be retarded ir, I will refer you to this post...explains much! son Halo was put on hold wasn't as simple as the budget. Microsoft struck the original deal to produce Halo in partnership with Fox and Uni More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 15:34 on 24 January 2009 | Report This Post

wtf?!
they're making a lost planet film and not a halo one? halo is much better! this is ridiculous. I'd like to see halo done either by chris nolan or peter jackson for epicness or by someone random to do it as a sort of cloverfield -type thing with nice action, but HALO: A MICHAEL BAY FILM would be retarded More

Posted by bleugh07 at 12:51 on 24 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo
probably (possibly - I didn't actually check) make more money from video games than studios do from films, so they may find the budget a lot easier to stomach than the studios... Just a thought worth bearing in mind. eah, I think that's where money is coming from.  I think they are seeking you use top of the range special FX on this one. Plus get some real talent on board. More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 17:39 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo
Capcom probably (possibly - I didn't actually check) make more money from video games than studios do from films, so they may find the budget a lot easier to stomach than the studios... Just a thought worth bearing in mind. More

Posted by KeithM at 17:14 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo
s NO WAY this movie will get the go ahead with a budget over $75 mill (MAX). ou don't know that for sure. It has some pretty heavy hitters behind the project... Some stuff to read ink] More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 16:59 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo
The reason Halo was put on hold wasn't as simple as the budget. Microsoft struck the original deal to produce Halo in partnership with Fox and Universal (I think, it might have been another studio) as a joint venture. Microsoft and Bungie were demanding 10% off the back end which meant that Fox and Universal were going to have to split the remaining 90% between them 45% a pop and they decided that only 45% of the final profits wasn't worth investing approximately 90 million a piece especially on More

Posted by mightyhypnotoad at 16:55 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

Not a chance
There is NO WAY this movie will get the go ahead with a budget over $75 mill (MAX). More

Posted by boriordan at 16:31 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo died an early death and Lost Planet is no Halo
L: Brundlesflies To be honest tho, while that was well made, it just looks like a combination of Aliens & Starship Troopers. I think that's the problem with video game adaps on the whole, a large percentage are based on successful films or film genres in the first place (Resident Evil=Romero's Zombie flicks, Tomb Raider=Indy etc). While this can make them great to play, the adaps that come up are basically 3rd hand already And $200m on an adaptation is looney tunes (IMO) eah, More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 16:26 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo died an early death and Lost Planet is no Halo
L: sowasred2012 L: KeithM I have already dismissed any movie version as a cheap (quality-wise) cash-in on the game's popularity - i.e. not remotely an artistic endeavour done for story reasons. eally? Look at this: uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tOvvKegdhREhe guy who directed that, Neil Blomkamp, and Peter Jackson as an exec producer (or producer, I don't remember) were all set to make the movie, and you think it would've been a cheap cash-in? These clips and the talent behind them ar More

Posted by Brundlesflies at 16:09 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo died an early death and Lost Planet is no Halo
You miss my point.  I'm not talking about the actuality.  It may well have been an excellent movie.  I'm talking about preconceptions about yet another video game to movie adaptation.  If I've heard of the game, then I'm more likely to be lysive.  That's just the way it is. I'm not so closed minded as to hold that view if it actually looks good productionhat last bit is key and the reality is that they i] have to overcome the initial scepticism of many more peopl More

Posted by KeithM at 16:07 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo died an early death and Lost Planet is no Halo
L: KeithM I have already dismissed any movie version as a cheap (quality-wise) cash-in on the game's popularity - i.e. not remotely an artistic endeavour done for story reasons. eally? Look at this: uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tOvvKegdhREhe guy who directed that, Neil Blomkamp, and Peter Jackson as an exec producer (or producer, I don't remember) were all set to make the movie, and you think it would've been a cheap cash-in? These clips and the talent behind them are the reason everybo More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 15:53 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo died an early death and Lost Planet is no Halo
L: Mr Terrific Its intriguing to say the least, how many people even know about the game? don't know anything at all about the game (never even heard of it to be honest). I will see (or not see) the movie based solely on whether it looks like it might appeal. Frankly, it's probably a good thing I haven't heard of it.  I've heard of Halo, for example, and I have already dismissed any movie version as a cheap (quality-wise) cash-in on the game's popularity - i.e. not remotel More

Posted by KeithM at 15:17 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Halo died an early death and Lost Planet is no Halo
Its intriguing to say the least, how many people even know about the game? Interesting plot though, just hope it has interesting characters, not cardboard cutouts...the script better be something special. More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 15:08 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

Halo died an early death and Lost Planet is no Halo
I don't see how it would cost near $200 million. Just shoot it in northern Canada where it's all snow with semi built sets to hint at former labs and barracks and the actors in the usual snowy outfits and duff guns and cg bugs. The games was a generic sci-fi shooter and if this was made itr'll be a forgettable movie. Anyway it'll be made by Uwe Boll I'm sure. More

Posted by Taz69 at 14:02 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

Yeah but...
that's a lot of money to pump into a sub-genre of movies that hasn't actually proved it can produce anything worthwhile. I think the best that video game-movies have produced is the Resident Evil trilogy (and I say that *purely* in terms of the bank it made because, as a huge fan of the games, I fucking hate every single one of them), which doesn't really justify such a ridiculous budget. Plus, as everyone else is saying, Halo is much more likely a property to make a big return on such an invest More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 13:09 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

What about Halo?!
Are they just skipping the Halo film and instead putting (almost) the same money on another game? Surely they must realise there's more money to be made adapting one of the greatest games of all time. Anyone whos seen Neill Blomkamp's Landfill would know they got someone who actually knows how to make a film like this. More

Posted by erebus2218 at 12:30 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

What about Halo?!
Are they just skipping the Halo film and instead putting (almost) the same money on another game? Surely they must realise there's more money to be made adapting one of the greatest games of all time. Anyone whos seen Neill Blomkamp's Landfill would know they got someone who actually knows how to make a film like this. More

Posted by erebus2218 at 12:29 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

You almost sound suprised
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Posted by UTB at 12:29 on 23 January 2009 | Report This Post

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