It's no secret that James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, has been working diligently on a feature film for quite some time. His plans for "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie" were reveled back in 2010 and since then production has sowed down on the AVGN web series.
As the site's Resident Evil apologist (they're really fun, honest), Resident Evil: Retribution was a bit of a letdown in a series that sets the narrative bar pretty low to start. It was a more is less situation, piling on plots, circumstances, and characters from the games while not ever gelling into the straightforward, fun action spectacles of the previous entries, making the crazy, massive in scope ending feel like all the more a letdown.
I'll be considering it at greater length when Sony Pictures Home Video releases Paul Thomas Anderson's latest on DVD and Blu-ray December 21st, but until then, you can check out the special features coming to the DVD, Blu-ray, and 3D Blu.
IGN is reporting a story out of the American Film Market that Roger Avary, co-writer of Pulp Fiction is teaming up with producer Samuel Hadida to get Wolfenstein on the big screen and as action movie inspired by Captain America and Inglourious Basterds.
This is the latest game-related effort for Avary, who was also responsible for the 2006 script for Silent Hill, which Hadida also produced. He'll be writing and directing Wolfenstein, called Castle Wolfenstein in his first feature directing job since 2002's Bret Easton Ellis adaptation, Rules of Attraction.
In development since 2008, the project gets a new writer who might bring a little espionage to BioWare's galaxy-spanning war story. According to Variety, writer Morgan Davis Foehl has been brought on board to shepherd the project to a completed script, following I Am Legend writer Mark Protosevich.
Back in July, we brought you news that Ubisoft's movie arm was planning an Assassin's Creed movie around actor Michael Fassbender. Now they've partnered up with production studio New Regency to continue the slow march to getting the eternal battle between Assassins and Templars to the big screen.
The short, being directed by University of Advanced Technology grad Caleb Evans, goes 35 years into the series' past as humans have their first encounter with ruins from the ancient and mysterious Protheans--pushing humanity towards its next step on the evolutionary ladder.
Check out the synopsis and poster for this indie-made short after the jump.
Hey, wanna see a CG Sonic battle an evil live-action Dr. Robotnik? Then director Eddie Lebron and the Blue Core team have you covered in January when their Sonic the Hedgehog fan film will make its debut at Maryland's MAGFest gaming convention with an online premiere January 9th, 2013.
The Silent Hill sequel gets a short TV spot chock full of new footage from the October 23rd release. More fetish monsters, a girl being turned into plastic, and even more Pyramid Head are what's in store for people looking forward to Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.