The adaptation of id Software’s classic Wolfenstein series for the big screen proves two things about Hollywood:
1. All of the video games being turned into movies these days means that screenwriters have run out of ideas.
2.When it comes to villians, you just can’t beat the Nazis.
Here is what id’s CEO Todd Hollenshead had to say about the project –
“Our next order of business is to try to get Wolfenstein made into a movie; I think it could make a very interesting film. The game design for Return to Castle Wolfenstein is basically set up as a film script…It will probably have a little more similarity in terms of the direction of the movie script to the upcoming game.
That was a challenge for the Doom movie, because the license was based on what people already knew and had seen. Some of the things we’re looking for is actively soliciting a Hollywood trained writer to help us out with the story and the dialog on the game. It would be cool if that person could potentially be used as a writer or a consultant to whoever writes the movie, if that were to come to pass”.
If Hollywood must churn out another game adaptation – Wolfenstein, the father of all first person shooters, seems like a good choice to me.
Source: Movie Blog
Posted by Sean