E3 2008: Solid Snake actor writing Lost Planet movie

Capcom's arctic action game reportedly set to hit the silver screen, courtesy of Warner Bros.--with David Hayter penning the screenplay.

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Capcom is expanding its push into Hollywood, according to the Hollywood trade paper Variety. Not content with a new Street Fighter movie and the possibility of a fourth Resident Evil flick, the publisher has reportedly signed a deal with Warner Bros. that will see the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC action game Lost Planet: Extreme Condition hit the big screen.

The movie will apparently be produced by Seaside Entertainment (likely in conjunction with Capcom), and the screenplay assignment for the project has gone to David Hayter. Familiar to gamers as the voice of Solid Snake in Konami's Metal Gear Solid series, Hayter has a wealth of experience as a writer, having penned the upcoming film adaptation of DC Comics' Watchmen, as well as the first two X-Men movies.

The article didn't discuss possible casting, storylines, or release dates, but the location is likely set in stone (or snow, as it were). The game's defining characteristic was its frigid setting, a planet in the midst of a brutal ice age and populated by menacing aliens.

The film is expected to be announced formally during Capcom's E3 Media & Business Summit press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Discussion

96 comments
ps3thabest
ps3thabest

@MetalMan300 metal gear a movie? thats a good one u neva played it i bet

MikeyOfLamb
MikeyOfLamb

lost planet had a really confusing story...they'll have to do a lot of work. Also, I'm a bit concerend about video game stories turning into movies...I've seen Hitman and Lara Crof (wrong spelling, I know) both of which lacked....in well just about every category except action...and a movie a pure action isn't much of a movie.

MetalMan300
MetalMan300

Who cares about metal gear, you already have a movie. Its called MGS4, in case anyone here besides Hokkie didnt notice.

pukmok
pukmok

All I want to know is if they are going to do the sims movie.

RonteTheMonte
RonteTheMonte

I wasn't a huge fan of the game to be honest, I found it kind of boring, but the movie could be cool if done correctly.

IKKF
IKKF

I don't think that Lost Planet deserves a movie yet. If they could make a couple more sequels and make them better than the first, I guess that I could go for it.

ivan_the_one
ivan_the_one

this sounds promising...someone in the videogame industry would know more about making a good game based movie than some hollywood yokel.

Hokkie
Hokkie

plus, you guys already HAVE yoru MGS movie...its called MGS4

akiwak
akiwak

David Hayter has worked on some ok and some good movies so this looks promising. Scorpion King was ok but X2 was a great movie.

juan99692k6
juan99692k6

who cares about "lost planet " kojima should make a MGS Movie already

MetalMan300
MetalMan300

Who cares about Metal Gear, we want LOST PLANET!! Anyway, david obviously has talent in acting/writing, so hopefully he can pull this off. My only requirement is that he can really flesh out the story and characters much more than the game did. I thought lost planet had the potential to have an amazing story, but it wasnt fully realized in the game. Hopefully the movie can change that and become a much better videogame movie than resident evil and the Uwe Boll movies (Ok I positive he can do better than uwe boll).

ctg867
ctg867

The dude's got talent as a writer and a voice actor. Hopefully he can pull out a good movie adaption to this decent game.

Hokkie
Hokkie

@metalgear-s Which is another reason to own MGS4 WTF does MGS have to do with this? He just does Snake's voice, but he's putting that aside and writing a movie. Has Hayter done work for Capcom before? Voices and whatnot? Also, Crab Battle

bobburd
bobburd

"metalgear-s Which is another reason to own MGS4." So that a Lost Planet movie can be made? I don't get it.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

X-Men 2 was one of my favorite super hero movies. If he can write genius movies like that, I'll trust him with Lost Planet.

metalgear-s
metalgear-s

Which is another reason to own MGS4. :D

Wiite
Wiite

im still waitin for the bioshock movie, but i'll see how gud this one will be

irmeleeman5995
irmeleeman5995

That's pretty cool, and I'd go as a far as to say that a Lost Planet movie could probably turn out better than any other game movie in the works right now without taking too much effort.

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

Sounds great, I think he can handle it.

ronniepage588
ronniepage588

cool, atleast we know the script for that movie will be good then. xmen 1 and 2 were far superior to 3 and yall know watchmen will be awesome.

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

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lab223
lab223

Sweet!Sounds like a great movie.Hayter is great and lost planet seems like a good movie setting.

73X
73X

Meh.

Nicholai69
Nicholai69

David Hayter's a reliable script-writer, though sadly all it would take is a really awful director to ruin Davids work.

TheVinster
TheVinster

They make the most trivial choices as far as which games they make into movies.

sbjedi
sbjedi

its gunna need to be like starship troopers to be any good

ZabuzaR
ZabuzaR

I hope this does not turn bad.

sabru8
sabru8

Going with David Hayter I don't think they can go wrong here. I think it is a strange choice of a game to make into a movie, but you never know with these things.

phase4illini
phase4illini

Hayter did a pretty good job with X-Men 1&2. I think he's probably got as good a shot as anyone at making this a movie that everyone can enjoy. I agree that he should be pretty well involved if they ever get around to making the MGS movie. And look at the bright side... at least Uwe Bowel-movement doesn't seem to be anywhere near this one.

terdoo
terdoo

I wonder how good of an actor David Hayter would be.Not just a voice actor.

DontEatCream
DontEatCream

I can think of a dozen better franchises to make a movie with, but hey, having David Hayter writing the screenplay makes it a little more... comprehensible.

BatmanBegins24
BatmanBegins24

The man wrote X-men and X-men 2! He has talent. And he wrote the upcoming Watchman film. Alan Moore actually LIKED David Hayter's script for Watchman! The man knows how to write.

Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

I'd rather have Hayter penning the MGS movie script right now, but this is cool too...

VolcanicDemon
VolcanicDemon

Its a pity hayter doesn't look like snake because his voice is priceless! BTW I got the big boss emblem in mgs4 in 4 hours 20 mins. Oh **** Yeah!!!

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

I heard his script was turned down for the MGS movie. and he actually isnt penning watchmen. he wrote a draft and some other guy is reworking it. he still is credited for it though.

zgreenwell
zgreenwell

I actually thought the story had potential. In the game it wasn't really developed well. It is good to see that they're giving it another chance. I hope they're able to do a little more on the second attempt.

rharrigal
rharrigal

haha sounds cool maybe someone will finally understand the story lol

TheHH
TheHH

David Hayter is the bomb in MGS i just hope he does Snake in the first MGS movie i heard it is 2009

xraystar
xraystar

TXMostWanted says - "This explains X3's horrible plot, but in reality does Lost Planet even have a chance?" "... Hayter has a wealth of experience as a writer, having penned the upcoming film adaptation of DC Comics' Watchmen, as well as the first two X-Men movies. "

Pete5506
Pete5506

He did a good job in his movies

supersonicGO
supersonicGO

sounds ok, i saw "Solid Snake" and "E3" together, then this...

sirvampalot
sirvampalot

I hope the story of the film is better than the game story.