It's almost been two years since buzz first started about the Castle Wolfenstein project. At the time, we posted that iD Software was lining up the classic video game as their next step into movies after Doom. That was pretty much the end of that for a while. Now, perhaps fueled by all the 80s remakes and recreations lately, they're back in the wolfie frame of mind. Producer Samuel Hadida has gotten the rights to another in the series --Return to Castle Wolfenstein. I'm not a huge fan of video-games turned into films. (Although I really want a nice documentary on how the heck you play the old-school Labyrinth game without falling into the Bog of Eternal Stench or running out of time.) But is this a good idea?

While I've no clue how it all will turn out, I'm pretty intrigued by who he's tapped to direct the flick -- he's re-teaming with Roger Avary, with whom he worked on Silent Hill. Avary is one of the names behind Pulp Fiction and he's helped kill Zoe, so he's got the gun angle down-pat. I think this could potentially be a fun film if he whips up some of the aesthetic from The Rules of Attraction and makes this a classy, funky-looking adaptation. He says: "I've been playing the character of B.J. Blazkowicz sine the epic Wolfenstein 3D first bruised my brain and have ever since wanted to bring his adventures to life on the big screen. It's time to bust some dams, storm some bunkers and blow up some bridges." Call me crazy, but I'm not entirely hating the thought.
categories Movies, Cinematical