House of the Dead 3 begins production
There's another videogame adaptation in the works, and this time not from the usual suspect, this one is House of the Dead III and it is due to be developed through the newly created development company with Ray Harryhausen and Mark A. Altman.
Now I'm stopping there for a moment for you to think on that. Harryhausen, he of the famed special effects from such movies as Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts and Sinbad, is behind this. Could there be something more coming out of this project than we expect?
Yet we've been promised such good things from this production company, and Altman's comments on Firing Squad through Eurogamer do suggest a little more care on this film, and Altman goes on to speak about DOA and Fear Effect...
...it cost a lot less than the first movie but is percevied as being a much, much better film which is gratifying for both (director) Mike Hurst and myself. We have House of the Dead 3 in development now and hope to begin filming later this year if everything comes together. It's a completely different approach to the material than the first two films and I doubt it will even be called House of the Dead 3.
He does praise the previous movie, so it's a bit of a mixed message whether this third one could really be something different or not. He then goes on to talk about the other movies in development...
DOA comes out from Dimension in theaters on August 25th and I'm thrilled with the way it came out...I think Corey Yuen did a remarkable job directing and it's just a lot of fun...There's nothing pretentious or heavy-handed about it, just a lot of ass-kicking and sexy girls and I think fans of the game will be happy about how faithful it is to the series and how much fun the fight scenes are.
...Well, we have Fear Effect going into production at the end of the year with Stanley Tong directing which is going to be fantastic as well as two smaller films we just wrapped, The Thirst, with Adam Baldwin and Jeremy Sisto, which is in the vein of "Near Dark," no pun intended, and "Dead & Deader," which is 48 Hours with zombies with Dean Cain and Guy Torry and Dean Haglund and Peter Greene and Natasha Malthe from DOA is also in it.
Okay, I'm onboard with DOA. I mean there's nothing more to expect and the trailers actually look like a good laugh. Fear Effect had quite a big story in the game, so it'll be interesting to see how this makes it to the screen.
I don't know, what are you looking forward to on this videogame slate? DOA, Fear Effect or House of the Dead III? Is there anything here to look forward too?