Soul Calibur film rights snapped up

<i>American Pie</i> producer Warren Zide will bring Namco's fighting game to the big screen.

What do American Pie's Stifler and Soul Calibur's Sophitia have in common? Two words: Warren Zide. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the American Pie and Final Destination producer has purchased the film rights to Namco's fighting game series.

While no date has been set, the project will be Zide's first under his new Sony-based production banner, Anthem Pictures. Matthew Rhodes, Noel Vega, and Jesse Warshal will coproduce.

While no details were given on the Soul Calibur movie's plot, it is likely it will take elements from the original Dreamcast and arcade game as well as from Soul Calibur II, the arcade, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube sequel. Both games concern a cast of mighty warriors, lots of brutal hand-to-hand combat, and the all-powerful Soul Edge.

GameSpot will have more details on the Soul Calibur movie as its preproduction nears.

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ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Haha. Good luck on a Soul Caliber film ever being made, especially since both Street Fighter movies bombed bady.

K1LLZ1LLA
K1LLZ1LLA

Kord911 your a **** ! Soul Calibur is one of the best damn fighters ever made. and after SC: IV comes out ans sells another Million for the franchise. i hope u die from chocking on your little cock

Kord911
Kord911

The only thing good about soul caliber and soul caliber 2 was the story, everything else sucked, let's hope they can make it into a good movie!

gamespotr0cks
gamespotr0cks

only thing i can find are two flash movies at the official site. d*mn

jsb199019
jsb199019

WHy is this movie not made yet? Its almost 2007 now.