Warner and Capcom Enter Lost Planet

To be produced by Avi Arad

by Chris Hewitt |
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It’s been over a week since we last reported on a game being turned into a major movie, and frankly we thought Hollywood was getting bored of its new trend.

Not so. For today, news came through that Warner Bros. has teamed up with Japanese game developer, Capcom, to co-finance a big-screen version of creepy FPS, Lost Planet, in which an expedition heads to a lost ice planet which harbours an energy source that could save mankind. Needless to say, the expedition isn’t alone…

The script for the movie will be written by David Hayter – the voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series, of course – and will be produced by ex-Marvel head honcho Avi Arad, his son Ari and Steven Paul through their company, Seaside Entertainment.

The game is one of the most popular of recent years, shipping over 2 million units worldwide. This Empire correspondent had the pleasure of interviewing John Carpenter a while back, and was intrigued to hear the great director spend quite a bit of time raving about the game.

So, Mr. Carpenter, you’ve been out of the game for a while. What better way to get back in than by throwing your hat into the ring to direct this?

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