Pulp Fiction Co-Writer Roger Avary To Helm Castle Wolfenstein Movie
With Silent Hill: Revelation 3D getting cut down by critics last week one of the longest lasting critical trends in Hollywood continued: there has still never been a video game adaptation that has managed to receive more positive reviews than negative ones (you could call Wreck-It Ralph a combo breaker - get it? - but seeing as its not based on a real game it doesn't really count). And yet they still keep making video game movies. Perhaps someday some filmmaker will get it right - and perhaps the man for the job is Roger Avary.
Avary, who is best known for winning a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his work with Tarantino on Pulp Fiction, is now set to direct a film version of the classic game Castle Wolfenstein, according to The Playlist. Described as being a cross between Captain America: The First Avenger and Inglourious Basterds, the movie is described by the site as being about "a young US Army Captain and a British Special Agent on a top secret mission to Castle Wolfenstein, where Hitler will be for the unveiling of a new secret weapon." Once they arrive at their destination they must face office against the "SS Paranormal Division" in order to change the course of the war.
The game was first released in 1981 and was available on systems including MS-DOS, Atari and the Commodore 64 (yes, it's that old).Avary hasn't directed a film since 2002's The Rules of Atraction, but has kept busy as a writer, scripting the first Silent Hill adaptation in 2006 and Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf in 2007.
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