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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



Generation Xbox and the convergence of games and film photo
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



An almost interview with the Indie Game: The Movie gang photo
An almost interview with the Indie Game: The Movie gang
by Jonathan Holmes

I came this close to interviewing the creators of Indie Game: The Movie James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, alongside a couple of the subjects of the film, Tommy Refenes and Edmund McMillen of Team Meat. I was nervous and tired, but really excited to talk to all of them as I think they are really great. I'm not just saying that because I am in the movie for two seconds and because there is a level called Destructoid in Super Meat Boy. I'm saying that because these people really are great!

Sadly, there were technical problems that erased about 45 minutes of the interview, leaving us to start this video with Edmund McMillen half way finished with answering a question. The question was about what it was like to be the subject of a documentary that may go on to be seen by millions. Then there were the sudden appearances of the star of original Indie Game: The Movie short subject film and Aquaria developer Alec Holowaka, only to have him suddenly disappear, unrecorded and unloved (sorry Alec!). Then there was the fact that this was actually Allistair Pinsof's interview in the first place, and I was really just there for... moral support? 

I'm actually not really sure why I was there. 

Anyway, I'm sad that I didn't to as well in this interview as I had hoped, but I'm really, really grateful that I had the opportunity to be involved it at all. I hope you feel the same when you watch it.

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9:00 PM on 01.11.2012

Silent Hill based on Kindergarten Cop, CONFIRMED!

My God! Why didn't we catch this sooner? It's so obvious! The clues were right there the whole time! Konami was trying to keep the dirty truth a secret, but it didn't do a good enough job. Through the power of JOURNALISM, use...

Tony Ponce

7:30 PM on 01.11.2012

New Resi film retitled as Re5ident Evil: Retribution

In its divine wisdom, Screen Gems has decided that it's not enough to give the world yet another Resident Evil movie by Paul W.S. Anderson, but that we would all be better off with a title that captures the true dynamic essen...

Maurice Tan

3:00 PM on 10.18.2011

Christina Hendricks, Sean Faris star in NFS: The Run

Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Sean Faris (Vampire Diaries) will star in the upcoming EA racing game Need for Speed The Run. Hendricks plays Joan Harris in the hit AMC drama Mad Men, and now she makes her videogame de...

Dale North





6:30 PM on 10.04.2011

Rovio excitedly details the Angry Birds movie

Speaking with IGN, Rovio's David Maisel (previously of Marvel Studios) has given an update on where the Angry Birds film is at, and what to expect from it. Yeah, I know you all are dying to hear more about the movie. Patience...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 09.22.2011

Tommy Wiseau would 'absolutely' direct a videogame movie

The Room director and star of upcoming game series The Tommy Wi-Show, Tommy Wiseau, has stated that he'd "absolutely" like to direct a film based on a videogame property. During our exclusive interview with him on Podtoid, he...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 09.05.2011

Uwe Boll returns with another baffling videogame movie

Remember Zombie Massacre for the Amiga? No? Well, that's fine because Uwe Boll does. He remembers it so fondly, he is adding it to the long, long, list of games he believes would translate into movies. The 1998 Doom clone is ...

David Rayfield

2:15 PM on 08.19.2011

The Gremlins third-person shooter you'll never play

Someone must have fed the devs at Neko Entertainment after midnight and things went crazy, because a Gremlins game the studio was working on never saw the light of day. Yes, I'm talking about a game based off the 80s Gr...

Nick Chester

7:00 PM on 08.15.2011

Guillermo del Toro dishes out more info on inSANE

With inSANE still years away, we've been fortunate to get as much information as we have. Guillermo del Toro has once again given a progress update on the project, this time to MTV Multiplayer. "We had to build a sandbox, so ...

Jordan Devore

10:45 AM on 08.01.2011

Filmmaker James Gunn tapped for Lollipop Chainsaw

[Update: James Gunn has clarified his role a bit, and it appears he was on board with the game from its inception. "I was involved with crafting the story, and helping to create the characters, and writing the dialogue," he w...

Nick Chester

3:30 PM on 07.18.2011

Hollywood folks voicing upcoming Spider-Man, X-Men games

Activision has reached beyond the typical videogame voice actor talent pool and right into Hollywood for its upcoming Marvel Comics titles. Val Kilmer is set to voice baddie Walker Sloan in Spider-Man: Edge of Time, with Laur...

Nick Chester