It’s legit at this point to wonder what things can be done better in video games than they can be in films. It is quite obvious, for example, that the story of an Italian plumber trying to rescue his love from a demon turtle is probably better off in gaming.

What about tales of government projects that result in humans that are altered, through technology or mutation, into some super-soldier that is then hunted by other soldiers? Games like inFamous and the Prototype series, whether fully satisfying or not, make the case that gaming is a better home for that type of story.

Just don’t tell the Bandito Brothers, aka the company behind the ‘real Navy SEALs’ movie Act of Valor. One of the Banditos, Andrew Will, is writing and directing a film called (ahem) The Prototype, and now a proof of concept trailer for the project has ‘leaked.’ Check it out below, especially if you’re a fan of the action game series mentioned above. Read More »

Ruairi Robinson to Direct ‘The Fallen’

If you don’t already know Ruairi Robinson‘s name, go back through our archive of previous reports on the young director to check out his short films like The Silent City and Blinky, then come back to this announcement of a new feature for which he’s been tapped to direct. In November of last year the director was attached to a sci-fi thriller script called The Animators. Now he has been announced as the director of another sci-fi film called The Fallen. Read More »

There’s a new possible project for Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. The military/sci-fi film Archangel was originally written by Andrew Will, but Adam Kozad has just been signed to rewrite for New Regency, and Mr. Kosinski has been attached as director. Given that the rewrite process is just starting this will take another couple months before it goes forward, still leaving Oblivion as the likely next project for the director. (That movie has Tom Cruise attached, and could become a big thing at Universal if current negotiations go through.) But Archangel is now on the horizon. More details are after the break. Read More »