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Stranglehold coming to the big screen

Script already being written, says report.

Remember Stranglehold, Midway's 2007 action adventure effort? A cinematic adaptation is on the way, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Stranglehold was itself based on a film - Hard Boiled, which was all about gangsters in Hong Kong and Chicago. John Woo directed the movie and was helped out with the game, and looks set to be involved with the new film too.

The script is being written by Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio. They're also hard at work on a remake of Missing, the movie more usually known as Chuck Norris Goes Nam.

There's no indication as to when the Stranglehold film will hit cinemas, or whether it'll be as good as the game - which scored a very respectable 8/10 in our review.

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