Friday, 10 April 2015

Friday Flix

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It's actually been a crazy week for gaming films, but the biggest story is probably Hollywood Reporter's (They've got a good track record for rumours) report that Warner Bros have bought the Five Nights At Freddy's property and have tasked producers Roy Lee (The Departed), David Katzenberg (The Goldbergs) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) to create a film adaptation. It seems like easy money, as it's a game that universally recognisable, plus even bad horrors make a lot of money these days.

Another property that's well known is Need for Speed, which already got a film last year (It wasn't received too well) which made over triple its budget. According to Variety, a trio of Chinese film companies are hoping to buy the IP off of Dreamworks to produce it alongside EA, with a Chinese filming location and Chinese actors, so if the talks work out, this may be a Chinese only film. It's not a stupid idea business-wise, though, as China is one of the biggest markets in the world.

Last of all, the Hollywood Reporter published another report, this time concerning BBC's upcoming biopic, Grand Theft Auto. Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play founder of Rockstar Sam Houser, while the story for the film has been revealed: it'll be about the rivalry between Rockstar and attorney Jack Thompson, who repeatedly tried to sue Rockstar for GTA's apparent influence on criminals. Relatively unknown director Owen Harris will direct, while James Wood (Rev) will pen the script and Jim Spencer (Monsters) will produce it.

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