Okay, remember a few weeks ago when I covered an upcoming Wii game that sounded absolutely awesome, Zombie Massacre? Well, President of 1988 Games and producer of Zombie Massacre Benjamin Krotin has just emailed us with thanks for our coverage and an attached press release that contains some facepalming news — 1988 Games is teaming up Boll-KG Productions to create a Zombie Massacre movie — and the game doesn’t even have a publisher yet.
The widely disliked Uwe Boll has already claimed an unreleased game with Legend: Hand of God but this new game (whose concepts I raved about) is in such early development that we don’t even have screenshots yet. I sit and wonder if this is a joke, some publicity stunt to give the game some recognition. This snippet of the press release does little to assuage this theory:
We are extraordinarily excited by the opportunity to attempt to bring our game to the silver screen. What makes it even more exciting is working with a director with this much experience and expertise in adapting videogames into movies. We look forward to working with Uwe.
Experience and expertise? Now look, I think Uwe Boll is a nice guy and I honestly don’t think his game movies are worse than anybody else’s, but this is the first time I’ve heard of a games developer citing the man’s “experience and expertise” without a trace of sarcasm. Hit the jump for the full press release and rest assured, as soon as I get to the bottom of this, I’ll let you know.
1988 Games in association with Boll-KG Productions wishes to announce a newly-formed partnership
between both companies, created with the intention of bringing the upcoming Nintendo® Wii™ game concept Zombie Massacre into the realm of film production. With this new partnership, 1988 Games and Boll-KG Productions will collaborate to develop and to produce an exciting film opportunity closely based on the original videogame property. With the help of acclaimed film producer and director Uwe Boll, 1988 Games hopes to deliver to movie theaters what it intends to deliver to game players worldwide: an action-packed, seat-of-your-pants zombie thriller.
A word about Zombie Massacre…
Jump in, put the pedal to the metal, and prepare to blow away some zombies in this over-the-top action-driving game! Players take the wheel of a vintage 1950s convertible with a nuke in its trunk, as they race against the clock and into enemy zombies at full throttle.
“We are extraordinarily excited by the opportunity to attempt to bring our game to the silver screen. What makes it even more exciting is working with a director with this much experience and expertise in adapting videogames into movies. We look forward to working with Uwe.”
–Benjamin Krotin, President, 1988 Games
“I was very impressed with the game idea, and I felt that it would of course make for an exciting movie.”
–Uwe Boll, Producer/Director, Boll-KG Productions