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Call of Duty is getting its own cinematic universe

Activision Blizzard is apparently looking to ape the success of Marvel in its effort to bring video games series Call of Duty to cinema screens. Activision Blizzard Studios co-presidents Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk described the strategy as a multi-layered, interconnected approach” in an interview with The Guardian. The …

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Legendary confirms eSports film starring Will Ferrell

The worlds of Hollywood and eSports are to collide in a new comedy starring Will Ferrell. Legendary has confirmed an untiled movie based around the joke that Ferrell, who is 49, feels like an old man in a sector that is dominated by youngsters. The studio describes his character as …

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Finally someone is making that Altered Beast movie you were asking for

If Bloodrayne, Doom and Rampage can get the movie treatment, then why should Altered Beast not, we suppose? Sega’s film arm has teamed up with Stories International, Circles of Confusion and the executive producers behind the successful Walking Dead series to produce what are described as filmed entertainment adaptions” of …

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Bethesda not keen on Skyrim or Fallout movie adaptations

It doesn’t sound as if Bethesda will be following the likes of Ubisoft, Activision and Sony into the movie sector. Speaking to Finder, Bethesda’s PR and marketing VP Pete Hines was asked about the possibility of turning IP such as Elder Scrolls, Fallout or Dishonored into motion pictures. We get …

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Movie makers suddenly want back on the Pokemon train

Pokemon has within the space of a week become one of the hottest properties on the planet. So it shouldn’t come as a massive surprise to hear that film studios are among the many businesses looking at the colossal success of Pokemon Go and wondering how that could work for …

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Opinion: When video games date the movies

Former Sony London Studios VR developer Dave Ranyard discusses how virtual reality could see the worlds of film and video games unite. For years now we have seen games and movies do a merry dance together but never really meet up. Sure there have been games made of movies and …

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Warcraft beats Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Chinese box office

The new Warcraft movie may have bothered critics and got off to a weak start in the US, but in China it’s off to a flyer. Eurogamer reports that the Duncan Jones directed flick made $47m in its first day alone in China. This compares to the $22-24 it’s on …

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Nintendo hopes to release a movie in 2-3 years

Mario and Link could be making their way to a big screen near you as early as 2018. Nintendo Life reports that Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has said in a Japanese interview that while the company is still at an early stage in the process, and that no plans have …

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Miyamoto suggests Nintendo movie licensing may be back on the cards

Movies based on brands such as Zelda and Mario could become a reality in the near future. Rumours of growing film aspirations within the walls of Nintendo have been gaining momentum for some time, and now development boss Shigeru Miyamoto has said that Nintendo movies could very much feature in …

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Margin Makers: Guide to video game movies

The summer movie season is in full swing, meaning cinephilic gamers will be settling down with popcorn and the latest flick. MCV checks out the games that made it to the silver screen No longer are video games merely described as having ‘cinematic qualities’ – many of the industry’s biggest …

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