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8:00 PM on 04.23.2013

Grand Theft KIFFLOM, Endless Summer & THQ's Final Auction

Today on The Destructoid Show, we discuss Grand Theft Auto V's KIFFLOM and Epsilonism, The Endless Summer, a mysterious new Bethesda title that's popped up on the Australian Ratings Classification Board, and Ratchet &am...

Max Scoville

11:00 PM on 03.26.2013

My personal crusade against anti-nerd humor

I recently had the chance to shoot the sitcom spec pilot posted above with some friends of mine, a project which dredged up a lot of thoughts on how nerds are portrayed in the media. See, I've always had a big problem with t...

Vito Gesualdi

2:15 PM on 02.28.2013

Mortal Kombat is the best game movie ever made, fools!

Over on The Escapist, where my weekly Jimquisition episodes are hosted, I also have another show that many of you likely don't know about. It's called Movie Defense Force, a film review show where I take movies that have bee...

Jim Sterling



The perfect Mortal Kombat movie cast, CONFIRMED photo
The perfect Mortal Kombat movie cast, CONFIRMED
by Jim Sterling

Mortal Kombat has another live-action movie in the works, and it's probably not going to be very good. That doesn't mean it has to be awful, though. The right blend of actors can turn any film, no matter how cynical, into a classic worthy of the Oscars. Yes, even a videogame movie!

As a budding Hollywood producer, I have slaved over hot data and juicy demographics with my crack team to scientifically distill a perfect Mortal Kombat movie cast -- the actors and actresses qualified above all else to bring this classic fighting game franchise to life. Including our conceptual mockups, we hope to present this to George Lucas himself, so he may give us his almighty blessing. 

Behold, the perfect Mortal Kombat movie cast!

[Original Wallpaper source for our opening Willem Dafoe mock!]

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10:00 PM on 02.06.2013

Michael Keaton will be in the Need for Speed movie

Michael Keaton is joining the Need For Speed movie. Yes, did you forget? There's a Need for Speed movie happening. What's up with all the game movie news today? The movie will also be starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper, a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:15 PM on 09.11.2012

Paul W.S. Anderson mentions a Monster Hunter movie

Gross! It's not clear if he was teasing something he's been considering, or if something real is actually in the works, but Resident Evil Retribution producer Paul W.S. Anderson brought up a Monster Hunter film during an...

Dale North







Metal Gear Solid Hollywood film adaptation is a thing photo
Metal Gear Solid Hollywood film adaptation is a thing
by Allistair Pinsof

One of the most cinematic games is finally reaching cinemas through a partnership between Columbia Pictures and Kojima Productions. At the Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary event in Japan, series creator Hideo Kojima was joined by Hollywood producer Avi Arad, who has worked on The Amazing Spider-Man and many other recent Marvel films. Now, he'll take his hand at producing a Metal Gear Solid film.

"For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters -- and video games are the comics of today," Arad said. "We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed."

Hideo mentioned Christopher Nolan, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck among people he would like to cast for the film. For now though, it all seems like a pipe dream with no director or screenwriter attached. The ball is rolling though. Hopefully it's going in the right direction.

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2:15 PM on 07.27.2012

Here's a not-scary trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

Here's the theatrical trailer for the sequel to 2006's Silent Hill movie adaptation, Silent Hill Revelation 3D. You need the "3D" in the title so that you know you'll be treated to slow-motion shots of things flying near the...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 07.11.2012

The DTOID Show: CodBlops, Deus Ex Movie & Arkham Prequel

Hey guys, here's today's Destructoid Show! The big news is a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, because it's about how poor people are evil and will steal your robot helicopters. But it's okay because Trent Reznor's ...

Max Scoville

11:45 AM on 07.11.2012

Writers of Saw working on God of War screenplay

Hollywood isn't done abusing videogames yet, it seems. The long dormant God of War film adaptation is getting renewed thanks to Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, writers of the four latest Saw films and a draft for Guillermo...

Allistair Pinsof

12:30 PM on 07.10.2012

Deus Ex being turned into a movie

Yep, it had to happen. The reactionary pit of creative bankruptcy that is Hollywood has its sights trained on Deus Ex, the latest videogame primed to be adapted by moviemakers who have no ideas of their own. CBS Films has acq...

Jim Sterling

11:30 AM on 07.09.2012

Fassbender starring in/producing Assassin's Creed movie

Renowned actor and human/shark hybrid Michael Fassbender is attached to produce the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie. Not only that, he'll also take the "lead" role as time-simulating killer-in-training Desmond Miles.  It...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 06.28.2012

Carmen Sandiego movie happening, Lopez may star

Talk about random! It seems that Hollywood, ever starving for ideas, has its eyes on a certain red-hatted thief who hasn't been relevant in a long time. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is becoming a movie, and Jennifer...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 06.19.2012

Rumor: Willem Dafoe to co-star in Beyond: Two Souls

According to the latest gossip, beloved actor Willem Dafoe is set to co-star in David Cage's next tribute to Hollywood, Beyond: Two Souls. Now sit back and imagine that man's face rendered with Quantic Dream's uncanny valley ...

Jim Sterling



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Generation Xbox and the convergence of games and film
by Tony Ponce

A couple months back, Wired offered readers some insight into Microsoft's failure to get a Halo movie off the ground. The original article was an excerpt from Generation Xbox: How Video Games Invaded Hollywood, by Total Film and EDGE writer Jamie Russell. Released on April 10, it chronicles the gradual convergence of Hollywood and the games industry, and it's a must-read for anyone fascinated by videogame history or the symbiotic relationship between two seemingly competing forms of entertainment.

Your first thought may be that the book only discusses the many failed, sometimes semi-successful attempts at videogame-based films, as in the Halo case above. While Generation Xbox does indeed detail many such endeavors, it chiefly focuses on the long road gaming has marched to be accepted as a legitimate storytelling medium. Along the way, technologies and concepts born from gameing have influenced film and vice versa.

I could have written a post about this sooner, but I wanted to carefully read through and absorb all it had to offer. I'd like to tease the book some more, if you care to listen.

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3:00 PM on 02.15.2012

Twisted Metal movie being made by Crank co-director

Crank and Crank: High Voltage were fun but extremely dumb movies. Gamer starring Gerard "Leonidas" Butler and Michael "Dexter" Hall was pretty much garbage with small glimmers of joy here and there. And for some reason, I'm r...

Tony Ponce