Now that you've seen the first images from "Resident Evil: Afterlife," gaze upon the first trailer for the film. Let's see: Swords vs. guns, Matrix-y bullet-time effects, driving rock score with fatalistic lyrics. Yep, it's a video game movie.
Pac-Manimagined as a movie is a joke that predates such schtickery as Space Invaders and Asteroids getting real-life deals. This one's worth a look, with Pac presented as an unethical pharmaceutical executive subjected to ironic torture reminiscent of "Saw."
A Hollywood production company has filed suit against Warner Bros., claiming the media giant has frozen it out of developing a Mortal Kombat movie after buying up the franchise in last year's sell off of Midway.
BioWare's Casey Hudson, the project director for Mass Effect 2, acknowledged a "tremendous amount of interest" from Hollywood in a Mass Effect film but vows such a movie, if done, will be done right or not at all.
Let's remember, in a year when folks are talking optimistically about a Gears of War movie, the history such franchises are up against. Game adaptations might make money. But as films, they suck without exception.