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We are in the process of working out contracts for several offers we received at the Cannes Film Festival last week and hope to make an announcement soon... If realized, the projects will have a big impact on the game and movie industries... We want to do with games what Marvel did with comics.
:!: link (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=amJpPcYK5wgU&refer=japan)
As long as the future projects stays clear of Uwe Boll, Im alright with it. What are your thoughts?
If they stick to the mantra of We want to do with games what Marvel did with comics. then i think theyll do great.
But if they stick with the mantra of lets just hire anyone to direct and script the films. they will be utter failures. All of them. Every single one. Ever.
Awesome i think capcom has good potential in the film industry as long they keep mathers in own hands too give things the capcom twist ;)
Anyway Ill add my two cents here as this is where people have started commenting on this news. I think the reality is youll have to look at where the sales have come from to guess the IPs that could potentially be made avaliable to be purcheased by the film studios. Looking at this gen you have
-Devil May Cry 4. (2.4million)
-Lost Planet. (over 1.4 million)
-Dead Rising. (over 1 million)
Considering the law suit with Dead Rising, I would doubt that it was one of the IPs that Tsujimoto-san mentioned. On top of that you already have Street Fighter, Resident Evil and Onimusha - all of which are already forthcoming feature films so the film rights wouldnt be made avaliable. So I guess the question is what dose that leave?
Edit: I think that Capcom where using a Marvel as a reference to what they did a few years back, compared to self financing there own films like they do now.
A Blog from capcom US read carefull about the hidden message
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As far as I know, there is already an Onimusha either in production or pre-production, directed by the man who (succesfully) bought Silent Hill to the big screen. As for Devil May Cry - I remember reading that Japanese company GAGA Communications had made a deal to produce a Devil May Cry movie, but that was at least five years ago.
That being said, Clock Tower allegedly has a movie that is well on the way to completion (although it wasnt originally a Capcom series, but rather a collaboration between the now defunct HUMAN Entertainment and AGETEC, but Capcom own the rights now)
On April 30th, 2008 more information about the film was announced on G4s Attack of the Show the show featured a headline quoting, The Weinstein Company has announced there plans to make a feature adaption of Capcoms classic series Clock Tower, the film will offer gameplay elements from the series and the story will be based on Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within. Martin Weisz (The Hills Have Eyes 2) has currently been signed to direct.
As for the Onimusha movie, it appears to be delayed. Originally on schedule for a 2009 release, it seems a few recent events have delayed the film.
The Onimusha film has been put on indefinite hold due to the death of Heath Ledger, which impacted on the schedule of producer Samuel Hadida, who was due to work with Ledger on a new Terry Gilliam movie. Because thats been stopped, Hadida had to delay the filming of Onimusha, which has now thrown out the calendars of the films Japanese cast, who are now all too busy working on other films to get started on Onimusha. These factors were enough that French director Christophe Gans will now direct an adaptation of Leo Perutzs novel The Swedish Cavalier first, taking over the reigns from Gilles Mimouni. Satomi Ishihara and Tsuyoshi Ihara remain attached to Onimusha, no word on if theyll be let go.
Still, I am interpreted to see what Capcom can do with their current franchises. Lost Planet has a lot of potential as a movie, especially if they cleaned up the plot a little bit. DMC4 is already pretty movie friendly in terms of content and storyline, Ive noticed. Dead Rising wont happen because itll be just another zombie movie but I would be interested to see a film that would incorporate the Psychopaths into its narrative - something that [I think] has never been done before.
Of course, there could also be a reboot of the series Resident Evil too - bring back Guillory as Jill and just in general follow the games storylines instead of the movies.
Who knows really >_>