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Avary returns to Castle Wolfenstein

ReturntoCastleWolfenstein.jpgBack in August 2007 we heard that Roger Avary was lined up to write and direct the adaptation of the videogame Return to Castle Wolfenstein, then in November of that year we heard that the project was on hold because of the writers strike.

Well now it appears that the project is back on, and although there's not much information, Avary is back writing it.

According to Todd Hollenshead, the software CEO for the games company id who own Doom and Wolfenstein, Roger Avary is writing the script for Return to Castle Wolfenstein as we type.

"With the writer's strike it took so long to get underway and Roger Avary, the writer, had a commitment that was in line before working the Wolfenstein stuff, but I've recently been in contact with Roger and he's actually working on the script right now...

...I think that from a progress standpoint it's probably gone a little bit slower than what we would have expected - you can't control these strikes and so on."

The story from Eurogamer through HorrorMovies.ca reveals that Hollenshead hasn't actually seen any of Avary's work as yet, something which I think is a bit cheeky considering the writer spends so much time playing the videogames he's going to adapt.

Still, it is out of id's hands for the moment, but Hollenshead says that if certain conditions are met within time periods, the rights will revert back.

So the script is back on, although there's not word yet if Roger Avary is still going to direct the project or not, I think if he did then we would be lined up for a strong Castle Wolfenstein film, however I have a sneaky suspicion the film will go elsewhere and with a smaller budget than fans would hope.



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