Wow, talk about a week of disappointments of sorts. Not quite there with MGS though. According to Michael De Luca, producer of the movie:
“The video game companies are very protective of their property and there are certain things a studio requires freedom-wise to market and distribute a movie effectively in a global marketplace and sometimes getting those two things to match up is really hard. And in the case of Metal Gear Solid, the agendas just… not because the parties weren’t amicable, it was just kind of impossible to get the agendas to match up.”
Eh, on the other hand, we can all see why Konami and Hideo Kojima would not want to risk putting out an adaptation of their most profitable game. In fact, I congratulate them for not following the trend of giving the rights to make an adaptation, which would probably turn out crappy as shit. We all learned our lesson with Resident Evil, Capcom. Besides, it’s the age of the comic book adaptations right now, maybe once we get tired of that, we’ll get back to fucking up video games.
Sony Will Be Rebooting Spider-Man All Over Again in 2012!
Well…this is awkward. Considering a few days ago John Malkovich announced he was officially going to play The Vulture…
“Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios will be now working together on a brand new Spider-Man movie that “focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.” The script that they are using is one written by James Vanderbilt that will re-tell the origin story of Spidey. This new chapter in the Spider-Man franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have an entirely new cast and filmmaking team. Raimi will not be back, Maguire will not be back, Dunst will not be back. I do hope they bring J.K. Simmons back as J. Jonah Jameson, though!”
So do I…JJJ in the movies was…amazing. I dont know what to say to this, I was kinda hoping they’d go the route of Spiderman 2, stick with one villian, probably introduce a sub-villian towards the end, or just throw hints. I mean, Spiderman 2 really really worked. I guess Sony and Raimi couldnt agree on how to handle it. Sad. I wonder if this means that Marvel will have more control over the franchise? We’ll see how that works out.
Via First Showing