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?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
I was reading about this a while ago on http://www.liveforfilms.com Sounds pretty good and the icy setting should look good. As long as they have a decent story for it. At least Uwe Boll or Paul WS Anderson haven't been mentioned!!
Phil on Jul 15, 2008
There are some great video games out there that might make for decent movie adaptations. I wouldn't put any of the games mentioned in this article on that list though.
kevjohn on Jul 15, 2008
You wouldn't put Metal Gear Solid on the list of games suitable for great movie adaptations?? Why's that!?
c-r-u-x on Jul 15, 2008
Meh. Played the demo. It crashed like whoa. I'd like to see it work, then it might actually be a worth-while game, and I might appreciate news of the movie a whole lot more.
Colin Dean on Jul 15, 2008
@3 "You wouldn't put Metal Gear Solid on the list of games suitable for great movie adaptations?? Why's that!?" Because it's already practically a movie.
Ian Kazimer on Jul 15, 2008
Lost Planets would make an alright movie has a great atmosphere for it but the story was a bit weak, i wouldn't mind to see a movie of Lost Planet and seems like its going to get a good script. Ill be looking forward to see how this does.
Curtis on Jul 15, 2008
i played the game, has a pretty weak story. At times it got very boring, and had alot of issues. Parts of the story sometimes didn't make since. Hopefully Solid Snake will fix those problems.
Jesse on Jul 15, 2008
I was mainly addressing after the statement "Capcom also has adaptations of Street Fighter and Onimusha in the works" and not the fact that the writer for the Lost Planet film also happens to do voice over work in MGS. But now that it's been brought up, no I don't think MGS would necessarily be a good movie. It would be another high-action film with an incomprehensible, needlessly overcomplicated plot. Might as well just make another Mission Impossible -- have S. Snake track down a new NOC list while stealthily dispatching bad guys along the way.
kevjohn on Jul 15, 2008
They seriously need to get Lee Byung Hun to get the lead role in this. He's going to be Storm Shadow in GI JOE next year and the main character of the game is modeled after him.
heath on Jul 15, 2008
LOST PLANET MOVIE. Capcom and Warner Bros has brought the rights to bring Lost Planet to the big screen, David Hayter the voice of Solid Snake for MSG games to write the script for the movie, Capcom is also has Street Fighter and Onimusha in the works,also Resident Evil,Devil May Cry and Darkstalkers. Thank You. BRUCE ACOSTA AUSTRALIA.
Bruce Darren Acosta on Jul 15, 2008
I hope it isn't scary my kid really wants to watch it
Maazin99 on May 17, 2011
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