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Fear Effect movie news

New game on the way too?

Uwe Boll may own the movie rights to Fear Effect, but the Hollywood Reporter is now, well, reporting that Stanley Tong is in line to direct the film.

Tong is best known for directing Jackie Chan films Supercop, First Strike and Rumble in the Bronx, plus dreadful Leslie Nielsen vehicle Mr Magoo. Set ten years in the future, the Fear Effect movie will follow the adventures of a team of mercenaries tasked with locating the daughter of a billionaire industrialist, and it'll have demons in it and stuff.

Producer Mark A. Altman said the film will stay faithful to the original game, describing it as "Mission: Impossible meets Silent Hill". The movie will be shot in a variety of locations, including Shanghai and Hong Kong, and the budget is around $20 million - $25 million. It's due to hit cinemas in late 2007, or possibly early 2008.

The Hollywood Reporter also claims that a new Fear Effect game is in development for next-gen consoles. The third instalment in the series, you may recall, was canned years ago - but could the project have been resurrected? Eidos was unavailable for comment at the time of writing.

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