District 9 certainly has some video game-like elements to it, and this short video that adapts the film as an 8-bit video game is just perfect. Someone make this happen, because we would play the hell out of it.
It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool.
The second thing I thought after I saw District 9, right after "holy shit", was "man, I hope they release action figures for that mech". Sadly, we're a few years on and that hasn't happened, but where official merch is found wanting, custom builders can get the job done.
Hollywood director Neill Blomkamp was, back in the day, down to make a Halo movie. He even made a fantastic short, above, showing how it could be done.
Gamers aren't the only ones impressed by upcoming indie mech shooter Hawken's distinctive style and dynamic combat. Hollywood has taken notice as well, and now there's a movie in the works. A Romeo & Juliet meets District 9 movie.
Third-person shooter Gears of War looked set to get the Hollywood treatment until the movie's director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) decided to focus his attention on another motion picture.
It's Comic-Con, so allow me to indulge in some toy coverage. Well, not that this is a toy. It's more like a full-size replica of the alien assault rifle from District 9.
Once upon a time, Microsoft was going to make a big budget Hollywood version of the Halo franchise. Until it spectacularly fell apart. That doesn't mean it won't ever happen, says the company.
At one time, director Neill Blomkamp was just the guy who was going to helm the now-on-ice Halo Hollywood flick. That movie never happened. Sci-fi hit District 9 did, and Blompkamp's career took off.
If you're planning on picking up the God of War Collection for the PS3 and can be a little patient, you can stick grab the God of War III demo a bit early.
Neill Blomkamp was set to have his directing career start strong with a film adaptation of Bungie's Halo. That movie is dead—but not for a lack of trying on Blomkamp's part, who worked tirelessly on it for months.
SAN DIEGO, California – Peter Jackson has been a gamer his entire life, so when Microsoft hired him to produce the movie version of Halo, there was genuine excitement in the air.
District 9 may be about aliens and their technology, it may be directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson, but it's no Halo.