Capcom pondering new film projects
President and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto is currently in talks with Hollywood studios about bringing more of its games to the silver screen.
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The Resident Evil and Street Fighter series have both already been made into movies, but Capcom wants to see more of its game properties coming to Hollywood.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Capcom president and chief operating officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto confirmed that the company was in talks to adapt other game properties into celluloid, but he refused to name them. He said, "We are in the process of working out contracts for several offers we received at the Cannes Film Festival last week and hope to make an announcement soon. If realized, the projects will have a big impact on the game and movie industries."
Tsujimoto added that, "We want to do with games what Marvel did with comics," referencing the success of the numerous Spider-Man and X-Men film adaptations.
Three previous movies have already been based on Capcom's zombie-killing survival horror franchise Resident Evil (known as Biohazard in Japan). A second Street Fighter-inspired film, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is currently in development, slated for release in early 2009.
Other Capcom properties that could become movies include the successful Devil May Cry series, Breath of Fire, Lost Planet, Bionic Commando, Viewtiful Joe, Mega Man, and Phoenix Wright.