Two more game movies coming
Marc Ecko and Wolfenstein.
As the trend towards movies based on videogames continues to grow, it's been announced that two more big screen adaptations are currently in the pipeline.
MTV Films has acquired the rights to produce a film based on Mark Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, due to be published by Atari on PS2 and Xbox in February.
The film promises to be "an homage to graffiti's rich culture, told through an alternate reality in a futuristic universe." Graffiti artist Ecko will serve as a producer on the project alongside MTV's Gregg Goldin, and the movie will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
"Today, graffiti is a global cultural phenomenon and few understand its impact better than MTV, pioneers in its use as a motion graphics tool nearly two decades ago," Ecko said.
"I am delighted to have the ability to bring the depth of our story to life on film."
MTV Films' David Gale added: "We are eager to continually tap into the unique culture that exists in the video gaming world because these types of projects have a unique connection to the MTV audience."
id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has also revealed that a Wolfenstein movie could be on the way, following on from the recent release of the Doom feature film.
In an interview with TwitchGuru.com, Hollenshead stated: "Our next order of business is to try to get Wolfenstein made into a movie; I think it could make a very interesting film."
"Where we'd go from a movie standpoint would be to incorporate a lot of the elements from Return to Castle Wolfenstein along with what we're going to be doing in the next Wolfenstein game that we announced a few weeks ago," Hollenshead went on.
"It will probably have a little more similarity in terms of the direction of the movie script to the upcoming game."
The list of films based on videogames continues to grow at a rapid rate - Uwe Boll's BloodRayne and Dungeon Siege movies are due out next year, and big screen adaptations of Silent Hill, Castlevania and Metroid are also on the way.