One of the most profitable movies of the year thus far is the Navy SEALS actioner Act of Valor. Made for just over $10 million, the film has already brought in over $80 million, which has led filmmakers behind the feature, Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy, to get their pick of the proverbial Hollywood litter. While many jokingly called their debut film Call of Duty: The Movie, their follow-ups are certainly continuing in that path.
Waugh has already confirmed his next film to be an adaptation of the videogame Need for Speed and now he’s added another similar property to his queue. At Comic-Con this week, the director has signed on to bring the videogame Hawken to the big screen for Warner Bros.
The first-person mech combat videogame is based on the widely used Unreal engine and will focus on action-filled multiplayer matches. Made by independent developer Adhesive Games, Meteor Entertainment will release the free-to-game later this year. For a game with no single-player storyline, one wonders what the interest is to make this into a film. Hopefully we’ll see a reason soon, as the project gets further developed.
Are you looking forward to Hawken? Do you want to see it get the feature film treatment?
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
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