Warner Brothers Surveys Capcom’s Lost Planet

Sub-zero sci-fi coming to the big screen

Despite Iron Man, Hellboy 2 and The Dark Knight all extending beyond the salivating fanboy demographic and enjoying mainstream attention, Hollywood is arguably at risk of running the comic book repository dry. The solution? Resume drilling, with Daniel Plainview fortitude, into that other bottomless source of inspiration: the video game industry.

Against solid statistical evidence that 97% of all game to film adaptations are cinematic misdemeanours, Warner Brothers are bravely ploughing the planes of Lost Planet, according to Variety. The film will be scripted by Solid Snake himself, David Hayter, and produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul through the recently formed Seaside Entertainment.

An early Xbox 360 bestseller, Lost Planet’s space opera followed amnesiac Wayne Holden’s struggle against snow pirates and giant bugs on the ice planet Hoth (or someplace similar) in search of a renewable heat sourc

The good news – yes, there is some – is that developer Capcom will co-finance the movie, presumably having peeped over Marvel’s shoulder during franchise building lessons. And that it features giant bugs. Big ones, with glowing bits.

The bad? The original game’s plot was an incomprehensible, unintelligible mess. Still, big bugs…

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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