Warner Brothers Officially Developing Lost Planet Movie
by Alex Billington
July 15, 2008
Capcom has been selling off numerous of its video game franchises, the latest of which is Lost Planet, the Xbox 360 game that hit shelves last year. Warner Brothers has hired David Hayter, aka the voice of Solid Snake and screenwriter on X-Men, X2, and the upcoming Watchmen, to pen the script. Ex-Marvel exec Avi Arad is producing with Ari Arad and Steven Paul. No director has been attached yet and the project is only in the early development stages, so we can expect release most likely by 2010. Lost Planet revolves around an expedition to an ice planet that harbors an energy source with the potential to save mankind. In it, the lead character Wayne Holden must fight off all sorts of giant nasty bug-like alien creatures.
Capcom also has adaptations of Street Fighter and Onimusha in the works in addition to continuing on the successful Resident Evil series. The video game developer is "becoming an increasingly active participant" in adaptations of it games, which I think is definitely a good thing - considering Uwe Boll ruined the genre. Although the story in the game wasn't too impressive, I always thought it had the perfect atmosphere for a movie. I think the potential for this is best described by one of my gamer friends: it will probably turn out like Starship Troopers but on a frozen ice planet. And considering I love Starship Troopers, if that's true, I'm all for it. I'd love to see this turn out badass, so let's hope Hayter's script attracts the right directors.
Is anyone else excited to see Lost Planet come to the big screen?