Company of Heroes movie moved up

Straight-to-DVD and Blu-ray World War II film based on Relic's game series starring Tom Sizemore and Neal McDonough arriving February 26.

The Company of Heroes movie has been moved up to a February 26 debut. The straight-to-DVD and Blu-ray film was previously expected to launch March 19.

Based on Relic's strategy game series (now owned by Sega), the film is skipping a theatrical release.

The Company of Heroes film may not have received much press, but it features a cast of Hollywood veterans. The film stars Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down), Neal McDonough (Flags of Our Fathers, Captain America: The First Avenger), Chad Collins (Lake Placid 2, Sniper: Reloaded), and Jurgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code, Das Boot).

The World War II-set Company of Heroes follows a band of American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the Battle of the Bulge. The squad discovers Hitler's plans to create a superbomb and fights its way through Nazi Germany to foil the Fuhrer's plot.

The next entry in the Company of Heroes series is Relic's Company of Heroes 2. It was recently delayed for quality purposes and is now expected during March 2013.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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zombiewarrior07
zombiewarrior07

Erm, by 'Brothers in Arms' I meant of course "Band of Brothers", sorry..

zombiewarrior07
zombiewarrior07

Saw the movie, and it does have some groan-worthy eye-rolling moments, but overall it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. One thing (amongst others) which does irk me is that the Germans are often portrayed in these kinda movies as bumbling fools who can't shoot to save their own lives, and frequently miss their targets, whereas the Allies (US & British tough guy in the movie) seem to be crack marksmen who rarely miss AND can take out a room full of Nazis with one spray of bullets. Also, in the 'extras', the producer (?) talks about a Tiger tank prop in the movie, but it obviously wasn't a tiger tank that was used. Minor points, to be sure.

Brothers in Arms was SO much better! Wait for this movie in the 'new to weekly' section of your DvD store if you are really keen to see it.

JRawk87
JRawk87

LOL the soldiers in the back aren't even using the proper period weapons. One of them is holding an Enfield (wasnt even used by the US) and the other looks like a WW1 period Mauser rifle.

codeman101360
codeman101360

I have a feeling this is going to be bad. Let's just hope it's the good kind of bad.  : )

Leon_aditzu
Leon_aditzu

next CoH 2 movie, must be with soviets

Rtas_Vadam
Rtas_Vadam

i hope Sega doesnt screw around with Relic and CoH. 

id be interested to see if this movie is worth the effort

raweewat
raweewat

I bet it's stupid things like this that made THQ to go under. I don't see how this can be a good idea.Who would pay money for this?

Gonefishing95
Gonefishing95

Oh look yet another movie about American soldiers...I swear people who write scripts dont know that it wasn't just America Vs Germany >.>

jhcho2
jhcho2

Straight-to-DVD eh? Pass!

brok
brok

I used to think Omaha beach was stealing all the WW2 spotlight. Now it looks like The Bulge is trying to be the battle everyone's making shows about.

Vambran
Vambran

Not all direct to video movies are bad. But they tend to be animated features from japan. Star Ship troopers invasion was awesome. This movie though will prob be bad.

AdamK47
AdamK47

Some things simply should not have been made.  This is one of them.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

I didnt know GS reported on shitty straight to dvd movies now.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Great,an American WW2 movie,Come on British film makers we were in the War as well..

cornbredx
cornbredx

Wait. Someone let Tom Sizemore in their movie?

Oh, I gotta see this. 

The guys a total burnout among other things. I mean it's great if he finally got his head straight, but after Shooting Sizemore I don't believe he has the self esteem or self control to ever do such a thing. The guy was a total mess. He was even Diva-ing a low budget B horror movie.

Last I heard he was going to jail for a long time.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

It was probably moved up to avoid coming out the same day as The Hobbit.  Not that Company of Heroes is going to sell well, regardless.

deliman
deliman

A straight to dvd film adaptation of a 6 year old game, starring drug addict burnout tom sizemore.

why is this news-worthy?

xs_paine
xs_paine

You're late to the show, direct-to-DVD movie; there's already a "Company of Heroes" miniseries that's been around for a while, and it's called "Band of Brothers". D;

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

who is directing it and producing it? That is more important than who is in it. Knowing those two parties will allow me to predict if this makes it to theaters or the bargain bin at my local drugstore.

Kerrizma
Kerrizma

Chad Collins is a hollywood veteran?

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Straight to DVD.  Just like Aladdin 3 and Universal Soldier 2.  Quality

DoctorTanaka
DoctorTanaka

I'll wait for the inevitable zombie apocalypse DLC

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

I don't have high hopes for this movie, but I'll watch i tanyway. 

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

"Straight-to-DVD and Blu-ray World War II film based on Relic's game " 

sounds good to me, although the game would be a MUCH better then the movie 

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Tom Sizemore? I thought he overdosed on obscurity a long time ago. Wait, my foreseeing senses are tingling: this movie will suck.

gashoe13
gashoe13

Oh gee. Most anticipated film of 2013. Heck, most anticipated film, evar.


Not.

mlcarter815
mlcarter815

Neal McDonough will alway be Buck Compton in my mind. 

Rotondi
Rotondi

Here's Eddie doing another bang up reporting job.

mr_azim
mr_azim

LOL this is going to be sooooooo baddddd

WiiMan21
WiiMan21

Oh thank god, I was dying to see this film.

firehawk998
firehawk998

Man the last time I saw Jurgen Pronchnow in a film was when he played Captain Kirk in Uwe Bolls Masterpiece HOUSE OF THE DEAD. Pls for the love of god dont even see the film is not worth it,

Hurvl
Hurvl

@mlcarter815 For some reason I've mixed him up with Gary Sinise and for that reason he will always be that guy who isn't Gary Sinise to me.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@mr_azim Bu perhaps it's a good bad as in entertainingly bad.