Condemned movie signs up director

<i>The Cell</i>'s Tarsem Singh tapped to helm <i>Unforgettable</i>, the film based on Sega's first-person action game.

The movie based on the Xbox 360 and PC game Condemned: Criminal Origins, called Unforgettable and originally titled Species X, will be directed by Tarsem Singh, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be a science-fiction thriller from Warner Bros. about a cop on the trail of a killer. During the murder investigation, he discovers things that put his own humanity in doubt. Unforgettable is being produced by Basil Iwanyk, David Goyer, and Jason Hall. Kurt Sutter wrote the screenplay, and Lynn Harris and Matt Reilly are overseeing the production for the studio.

Singh directed the music video for REM's "Losing My Religion," as well as 2000's The Cell, which starred Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn. Lopez played a psychotherapist called Catherine Deane, who entered the mind of a comatose serial killer in an attempt to find where he was holding his latest victim. Singh also directed 2006's The Fall a drama where two hospital patients enter a fantasy world. Another film directed by Singh, Unthinkable is currently in preproduction, and is due for release in 2008.

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Goretrotter
Goretrotter

I bet it'll flop in the box office. The only people who will want to see it are the ones who thought the last 3 Saw movies were good.

iamjct212
iamjct212

I saw a post for Condemned 2 and pulled this out of my collection. For some odd reason I never got into it when it came out. After finishing this morning at 4am all I can say is wow. This was an awesome game. Even though it is two years? old. Sure there are some shortcomings but I am still just amazed at how drawn in I was. I agree with WikkedLilGrrrl and Ls Tr_Of_SmG!

LsTr_Of_SmG
LsTr_Of_SmG

Hey, just be glad 'Uwe' know who isn't directing it! Lmao!

mtbrdude87
mtbrdude87

why so early for a condemned movie? because the the story is fricken kick ass! besides, 2 years isn't super early.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

This is better be good man, I got my eyes on this one.

sonic0491
sonic0491

sounds good, one thing though.... cindemned just came out and it already has a movie? it usually takes game- movies years to even be recognised and talked about, why so early for condemned, btw the game kicks @** cant wait for bloodshot!

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

It could be a cool movie but I know they'll ruin it. The Cell was alright and I never heard of The Fall but I admit Losing My Religion was an amazing music video. And if you make a movie about a video game can you atleast call it the name of the video game!

Pete5506
Pete5506

cool, hope this guy dose good

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

Condemned is an awesome game.. the movie doesn't seem like it'll be as impressive.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I can think of many other games that should become movies first.

playstation_wii
playstation_wii

The title doesn't sell the film well. I hope it's a good movie though! :D

timmyjoe012345
timmyjoe012345

The director hasn't made a good movie to my knowledge, but he does have an interesting style. With the right story/script he could make a good movie. Don't know if Unforgettable will be that movie though.

JSharpe_187
JSharpe_187

This could actually be a good psychological thriller, and a good movie based on a video game. As long as it isn't directed by Uwe Boll...

Prtofdacrowd
Prtofdacrowd

Could be brilliant like the game, racked up the 970 points! I want to see how this turns out keep me updated gamespot!

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

lame title, i wonder what does that have to do with the original game?! i hope the movie goes further on the suspense and story, rather than stupid game movies like silent hill (pardon me but that was a shame, they tried to keep the pace, but...), not to mention resident evil 2, and some others....

Bowser05
Bowser05

This could actually turn out pretty good. I hope they try to stick to the game's story (game-movies don't like to do that for some reason) because as said, it IS pretty much like a movie. I just hope they don't try to make it less...gory and disturbing. I have high hopes for this though.

Psycold
Psycold

I enjoyed Condemned, but this is going to be garbage just like everything else, don't get your hopes up.

5FingersOfDeath
5FingersOfDeath

The Cell, very gooood, Jennifer Lopez, very niiiice. Title change to Unforgettable, forgettable.

ForlonHope
ForlonHope

Condemned is one of those games that should have been made as a movie first, then a video game. If you have played Condemned, you should be the only one commenting. The script of how Condemned was made feels so much like a movie. It's completely linear and flows by scene instead of most video games going in loops. If produced right, Condemned could possibly be a very good (not blockbustering or anything) movie. Just play the game if anyone hasn't, it feels like a movie. The movie doesn't even have to change the script at all.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Condemned has more potential than any of the recent game-to-movie movies, so I hope they come up with something good, rather than rely on fans of the game to sell tickets, because this game probably isn't popular enough to warrant that

The_AI
The_AI

Oh gosh, THANK THE STARS THAT IT'S NOT UWE BOLL.

Andrew_D28
Andrew_D28

How is the film going to ruin the game when the game had Warner Bros. games involved. It might not be all that bad since most of the people who were involved with the game may be involved.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

The Cell was a suspense/thriller/horror, so it might be in good hands. I hope this movies gets an excellent executive director that inputs enough in the in the content of the picture.

fauljosh
fauljosh

Good game, and it makes sense as a movie. Not like those other game to movies....like Street Fighter or Doom. Those don't make sense as movies. Hopefully this turns out well.

tamd
tamd

film going to ruin the game by this director

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I'm not going to get excited for this but I hope that it will be good.

Constant-Ra1n
Constant-Ra1n

YES!! The Cell is one of my favorite movies because Tarsem Singh is fricking awesome. Can't wait to see how he'll turn one of my favorite games into a movie masterpiece.

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

hmmm id watch it. prob wont impress me tho. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW!

jACkaTacK1107
jACkaTacK1107

great job....sign a bunch of b-list and c-list filmakers...a real ticket to success. *cough*

Guest_1001
Guest_1001

Forgive me if I don't jump for joy. Hollywood's record on this isn't exactly 100% successful.

hellrazor06
hellrazor06

first game was f,in exellent cant wait for the 2nd game and the film itself :D

AL13NK1LL3R
AL13NK1LL3R

mmm.. this could be a good game movie....

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

I keep hearing what a great overlooked game this is... One day I will have to try the demo heh

ashuncc2
ashuncc2

I wasn't really in to the first game. Maybe the second will be better. As for a movie, the plot seems to be decent. I feel that it has already been done before.

Alucard62889
Alucard62889

I agree with StreetFighter10. I think that all these video-game-based movies come out because producers just have a lack of content to chooses from. lack of creativity breeds poor judgment, at least on the part of writers and producers.

Gaara79
Gaara79

It could be good. They just need to get the admosphere right.

StreetFighter10
StreetFighter10

Name a single game to movie that anyone would be sad about if it didn't exist? While there have been 1 or 2 that were midly entertaining (I thought Silent Hill was ok) none have warranted their existance. But they must be making enough money for studios to keep pumping them out.

Questlove711
Questlove711

This could make a good movie if they can capture the atmosphere of the game correctly.

cleanslate1982
cleanslate1982

There was already a movie made that resemble this plot line to this game. It was called Suspect Zero.

maxxorz
maxxorz

@ftjx hence MY post, look below.

ftjx
ftjx

Cyke "what makes this 'Condemed: Criminal origins the movie'?" - ftjx That would be this: "a cop on the trail of a killer. During the murder investigation, he discovers things that put his own humanity in doubt." If the game I finished last weekend was Condemned, that's pretty much what the premise of the game is, story-wise. Whether or not it'll have the twists and plot revelations of the original is something we won't know until the movie comes out I know but seriously that story line could be any movie

TehPickle
TehPickle

I think it's interesting that Tarsem Singh has signed up to Direct. While I really didn't think much of The Cell as an actual movie, it was an undeniable feast for the eyes. If he can take just a little bit of what made The Cell so stylish and combine that with Condemneds very bleak and opressive atmosphere alongside a somewhat interesting plotline, it might turn out to be a semi-decent film. We can live in hope.

Switchbreak
Switchbreak

I'm generally against movies being made from games, and I don't see a ton of cinematic potential for Condemned, but I do love that director. The Cell was vastly underrated.

maxxorz
maxxorz

this actually sounds really good because it's not so much a remake of the game, just using it as a basis and building from there.