videogame adaptations

Japanese Girls + Bikinis + Swords = Sweet

I remember reporting on the development of this film a while back, called "Oneechanbara Vortex". The movie is based on a Japanese videogame property that was originally for the PS2, and eventually ported over to the XBOX360 and the Wii. I'm not sure if it was ever released in the US, but some of our readers may be able to help me out with that one.

I had some trouble finding the film's synopsis, but I would assume it follows the game closely, since you can't very well improve on perfection like this:

Verbinski Skirts Pirates 4 for Bioshock

It's no secret that Gore Verbinski, director of the massively popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, has chosen to direct a screen adaptation of the game "Bioshock." Today however, brings us the news that he's apparently planning to focus so hard on the film that he's not going to be directing the fourth "Pirates" flick.

Shadow of The Colossus The Movie!

(Editor's Note: It's just been brought to my attention that the guy listed as writer on this film just wrote "Streetfighter: Legend of Chun-Li"... *sigh*)

Hitman (REVIEW)

"Hitman" is based on the popular video game series for the Playstation 2, and follows the exploits of "47", an agent who has been trained from the time he was a small child to join the ranks of the world's best assassins. We're shown this through a clumsy montage over the opening credits, that for some inexplicable reason uses old footage from the show "Dark Angel" (circa 2000). We then jump into the future to see 47 confronting an investigator that we learn has been tracking him, and then we jump back in time three months to the beginning of the story.

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