Now-defunct studio Midway was once developing a sequel to John Woo's Stranglehold, newly-released footage shows.
The rebranded follow-up, provisionally titled Gun Runner, would have seen the return of Chow Yun Fat's Inspector Tequila. The footage also shows a new character that looks suspiciously like Vin Diesel.
Diesel's involvement would make sense - Midway presumably still held the rights to his image following its Vin Diesel-fronted driving game Wheelman.
Chinese director John Woo has confirmed that 2007 videogame Stranglehold will be made into a film.
Action-film maestro John Woo may have been making another game for Midway called Gunrunner.
The publisher - now known as Tradewest Games after a recent buyout - wouldn't comment, but former staff hawking their wares were less tight-lipped.
The evidence, compiled by superannuation, begins with Sleepwalker|Media, which produced storyboards and CGI mock-ups for the project.
Remember Stranglehold, Midway's 2007 action adventure effort? A cinematic adaptation is on the way, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Former Midway boss David Zucker believes the troubled publisher has nothing to fear thanks to its considerable investment in next-gen console technology.
After 30 years of hurt, which never stopped us dreaming, Sony Europe has released PAIN on PlayStation Network for GBP 4.99.
A TV ad for Midway game Stranglehold has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for being too violent.
Midway has put new maps for Stranglehold on Live, using its long and rather delicate fingers of giving.
Midway has announced that both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners can expect to download a map pack for John Woo's Stranglehold in the near future. Providing they bought Stranglehold and want some downloadable content in any event.
Midway wants you lot to create your own short films so it can give you lovely prizes and possibly replace John Woo because he is a bit expensive.
John Woo's Stranglehold will be out on PC this Friday, 21st September, and Midway's released a demo to celebrate.
Stranglehold has backed casually toward the counter of retail and slipped its bottom gently along it - which is a meaningless way of saying it's now due out in mid-September.
John Woo's upcoming film The War of the Red Cliff is being made into an MMO for release later this year.
A demo for Stranglehold is now available to download from Xbox Live, weighing in at a hefty 1.28 GB.
Midway's European MD Martin Spiess has told GamesIndustry.biz the publisher is investing USD 30 million in upcoming action game Stranglehold.
Midway's CEO David Zucker has told GamesIndustry.biz that he's still concerned about sales of the PlayStation 3, but thinks the recently announced USD 100 price cut will certainly help the console in the short term.
Midway expects a demo for Stranglehold to be available on Xbox 360 and PC in early August.
Guns are an integral part of life in the US, children take them to school and parents use them to solve arguments. But not everyone has what it takes to blow holes in things, as Eurogamer TV found out, so in Episode 15 we decided to pop into Midway to see John Woo action game Stranglehold for a lesson or two.
Midway has confirmed to Eurogamer that Stranglehold will be available in Europe on 7th September, followed a week later by Blacksite on the 14th.
Midway has decided to keep John Woo's Stranglehold in development for a bit longer, with the release date now set to be sometime in Q1 2007.