Hows the saying go “Rockstars want to be movie stars and movie stars want to be rockstars”? I guess the same goes for video game publishers and Hollywood.
The popular video game publisher Ubisoft has launched a new film division called Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The goal of which is to make feature films and TV series from their popular game franchises. Like Assassins Creed, Red Steel, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy’s video game franchise and more.
According to Variety, the Paris-based film division will be headed by former CEO of Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp., Jean-Julien Baronnet. Gallic producer Didier Lupfer (Gainsbourg) is in charge of production and development, while former topper of distribution at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France, Jean de Rivieres will handles marketing and international sales.
How are video game movies like a butt hole? They’re both ugly, dirty and they both stink. However, the endless collection of shitty (sticking with the butthole theme) video game movies is Hollywoods fault. They just want to make a quick buck off a recognized brand. They care not to make quality movie that honors the source material. Which is insulting, because there’s often good material to work with. I guess you could blame the publishers too for selling their rights away to the devil, but hey you gotta do everything to sell some games, right?
I gotta say that I am excited about this Ubisoft movie news. Their attempting to take control over their products and ensure that film and TV adaptations don’t get fucked with. Good for them. I always thought that a good game developer like Ubisoft , who put a lot of work into creating masterful titles that are cinematic and compelling, should be in charge of any and all live-action adaptations. They make a film quality type game, why couldn’t they do a full on movie?
Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the Mac). We also cover downloadable titles as well.
Folks we got quite the stacked list of releases today as we got two major titles (hint: pictured above) and other notable releases. We even have a few worthy releases coming out on the downloadable side.
So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!
Join Zach Lawrence, Christine Foley, Blake Stevenson, and Luke Gallagher of the Nerd Bastardcast’s 10th episode! Shit Son! So, here is an extra long episode for everyone.
We can’t quit Prince of Persia, Dennis Hopper gone at 74 (and Gary Coleman is gone too), Boy sykes out a moose with WOW skills, MTV movie awards entertaining? Kim Kardashian as Lara Croft? and the new Harry Potter movie is probably gonna suck.
So kiss a dirty british man and drop your pants at your local day care….
Raw, dirty, gritty and nerdy we are the inglorious nerd bastards.
Ah, the age old argument, is video game art? Some say it is, some say it’s not, I say if it’s fun, its art. Well, the fine folks at Worth1000 held a contest to fuse modern video game characters with classic arts from the Renaissance era and the results are just awesome. Hell, even Crash Bandicoot got some love and thats always good to see. You got memorable characters and franchise from Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. Some of these are awesome and after the jump check out some more art like the Mario one above, where Mario is safe with God only till Kratos shows up whooping them both, now that, that would be art. (more…)
Nintendo held a huge new conference today, known as the Nintendo Media Summit, and once again, your Sony Trophy Whore gamer is here to give you guys the convenience to read it all in one post. Check after the jump to see what new Wii and DS/DSi stuff is coming for the gamers in the next couple months. (more…)
Images of the upcoming Prince of Persia figures has finally made its way to the internet and it doesn’t seem sand is included. McFarlane Toys has revealed that there will be 4″ and 6″ figures of the Prince and other characters from the upcoming Disney adaptation of Prince of Persia: “The Sands of Time.” Playsets will also be released for the 4″ figures while the 6″ figures will have a spring-loaded action that portrays the character.
The first ever trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has just hit the net. I dunno if it’s the low expectations I had from all the bad video game movies my eyes and ears have been raped by but holy waffles this actually looks pretty good. Yes it has Disney with its family safe appeal written all over it and yes Jake Gyllenhaal as the rugged persian hero with a funny accent seems a bit odd but I’m fairly impressed so far. I think it’s safe to say this will be one of the better videogame based movies.
Adapted from the popular Prince of Persia series of video games. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Dastan, a sixth century prince who with help from a princess named Tamina (Gemma Aterton) fights to prevent a villainous noble from possessing a talisman called the Sands of Time, which can reverse time and make him ruler of the world.
Empire magazine (great bathroom reading material) has the exclusive debut of two new UK posters for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced adaptation of the Prince of Persia videogame series.
The one with Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty damn spiffy, I dig the sephia-esque color tone but other one featuring Gemma Arterton makes me want to buy perfume. Don’t get me wrong she is looking sexy as hell but it’s too reminiscent of high end fashion magazine. Even though these posters are a bit too artsy the ad campaign is setting up the expectation that we might actually get a good movie that’s based off a video game. (knock on wood). Of course we will be able to gauge the film a bit better once we see some actual footage.
‘Prince of Persia’ tells the story of Dastan (Gyllenhaal), the heir to the king’s throne who teams with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) to recover the Sands of Time from the villainous Nizam (Sir Ben Kingsley)
‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ comes out on May 28th, 2010