Turok: Dinasour Hunter film
Turok has come a long way from the first videogame outing that I played and grew very frustrated with, indeed when the game dipped in popularity they reworked the storyline and have just released a new version. On the back of that is coming an animated series and a film adaptation.
Yes, Turok: Dinasour Hunter is to become a film and it'll star someone last seen in Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers.
Adam Beach is heading for the Turok role on the big screen and make the character come alive. It's not too clear yet which storyline they will be following and if it'll be the new reworked one, but I imagine it would be.
"We just finished the animated movie and now we're going into the feature film movie [which should lens] hopefully in a couple years. We're about to set up meetings to develop a script and put it out there...I'll have to beef up, and be a good guy, and save the world!"
Ah, hold up a minute, there's not even a script created? Oh this is going to take a while to be made, this doesn't look like it's going to be happening any time soon then.
The original Turok appeared on the Nintendo 64 back in 1997, but now the latest next generation release has hit the stores with the lead character of Joseph Turok being a member of an elite Special Forces squad in the near future, crash landing on a genetically altered planet while chasing a war criminal. Not only does he have to survive the soldiers trying to kill him and capture the criminal, but he also has to contend with the genetically altered creatures and dinasours that view him as lunch.
However his origins aren't actually in videogames and Turok comes from a younger comic background way back from his first appearance in 1956. He's the first native American superhero, and in that respect Beach is looking forward to playing the role. Still it's a long wait indeed, even if they have a lead actor already signed on board, they have no script yet. Don't hold your breath.
Still, it could make for an interesting film, or the tail end of an extinct franchise.