E3 06: Reservoir Dogs, Michael Madsen to grab E3's ear

Eidos announces that the star of Quentin Tarantino's classic crime drama will be stuck in the middle of next week's expo promoting its PC, Xbox, and PS2 adaptation.

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Reservoir Dogs has one of the highest cast mortality rates in recent memory. Lawrence Tierney, the gruff character actor who played crime boss Joe Cabot, died in 2002 of pneumonia. Edward Bunker, the ex-con-turned-cult-author who played Mr. Blue, died in early 2005 of complications from cancer surgery. Chris Penn, the beefy brother of Sean Penn who played Joe's son "Nice Guy" Eddie Cabot, was found dead in his apartment just this past January.

One Reservoir Dogs star who is still among us is Michael Madsen. Madsen played the psychotic Mr. Blonde in the film and famously sliced the ear off a bound-and-gagged cop to the sounds of "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel.

Next week, Madsen will find himself stuck in the middle of gaming's biggest event. Eidos Interactive announced today that the actor will be on hand at its E3 booth to promote the game adaptation of Reservoir Dogs for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. He'll be joined at the venue by Karima Adebibe, the latest model to play Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft.

Today's Eidos announcement is just the latest turn in Reservoir Dogs' convoluted road to release. In 2003, British publisher SCi Games announced it had acquired game rights to the film from its distributor, Artisan Entertainment. Then, in February 2005, it announced it had struck a deal with Take-Two Interactive to distribute the game in North America. Now, it seems the game is back in SCi's hand--or that of its now wholly own subsidiary, Eidos.

Reservoir Dogs is set for release this fall on all platforms. GameSpot will have more on the game from the E3 show floor.

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Kill Bill would have been better, not that I don't like Reservoir Dogs more.

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I personally don't like this movie, it's Tarantino's worst one yet.

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I loved the movie, but if the game is a shooter, I think I'll scream. The movie was about the characters, and no their firearms.

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Hope this works out...

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very cool!!! ive meet evil kenevil, Bruce campbell from evil dead, just blaze, method man, john cena & snnop dogg in past e3's. cant wait 2 grret him on tha showfloor this year!!!

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Conker's Bad Fur day Multiplayer anyone?

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I hope its good...

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Add me to the list of those who think these games are uninspired and unoriginal. These games are mere video-game-fan-fiction. Why cant people leave great cinema alone! lol...

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What im thinking, is It will expand apon the storys behind the characters, leading up to the heist. White and alabama (true romance, tarantino says clarence died) could have some interesting things, as could Mr.Pink, who is my all time movie hero. OH and maybe we get to play as Mr.Blonde putting a cop in his trunk and going for fast food.

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let's hope it's better than the Godfather

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could be a good game but it would have to be pretty violent to stick to the script, cant me just another clone

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How do you even make a game out of that? Sounds like the Fight Club game all over again.

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Of course Reservoir Dogs is a great movie, a really great one and making a game of it doesn't mean the game will be great... just hope they don't ruin the image of the movie with this game. Would've been really nice if it really did turn out a good game, but how many times have a game based on a movie been great? Once maybe?(Riddick chronicles only good game based on a movie.. the movie sucked still.)

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From what I remember this film had extremely little if any action scenes, it was basically shot in a warehouse. How can they get a game out of that? On the flip side since there really isn't anything to hold onto gameplay wise from the film they can pretty much do whatever they like.

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why don't they just make a kill bill game already? quentin is my favorite dirctor and this is the one movie of his i would least likely want it turned into a videogame. even jackie brown.

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Dogs is one of my fave films ever...they'd better not f*** it up...

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wow....the movie is awesome but theres no way at all it could be a game

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This is the first time I hear about the game. Reservoir Dogs is an incredible movie, let's hope they don't botch it up in the game.

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They all died....v_v

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what a great movie......but what the hell are they thinking? The movie has two action scenes in it and the rest is taken place in an abandoned wearhouse. I guess they could make the game robbing the place, but that would be a 1 hour game. meh, great movie but i don't see how it could translate well into a game

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Should have a DS version, just for the ear scene!!

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they better not rune the Reservoir Dogs name.

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I have seen this movie more than ten times....The game better be good cuz I love the movie

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OMG....the only original thing thats gonna come out will be the nintendo Wii!

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i have faith in Eidos.

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What the hell happened to the cast? B.T.W sounds like it'll make an O.K game not good o.k

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Unless they plan to compleatly reuse lines for Eddie and Blue so much for contunity and if Chirs Penn and Edward Bunker are not mentioned in the credits something will happen somewere sometime

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Great! This game will be as good as the Da Vinci Code game!!! This game makes as much sense as it does. "Okay... you stand in a warehouse. And... that's the whole game!" "You're a genius!!!".

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SO wish this game was going to be on the PS3 and 360 over the PS2 and Xbox.

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How the hell are they gonna make a game about a movie that takes place 90% in a warehouse?

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A skilled developer could probably do something cool with From Dusk Till Dawn. But today I've read about this, The Sopranos, then there's Scarface. We have a bunch of games for which, on the surface, respected licences and fan loyalty have been used as stake while publishers try for a GTA-like. I've seen little, except for Scarface (whose team delayed in favour of a redesign to enable just this), to the effect of a company laying out its own stall in this genre. Publishers seem too happy to exploit a lack of tangible GTA presense in the marketplace, to everyone's eventual detriment.

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Cool, Reservoir dogs is my fav film

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i love that movie!!

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Michael Madson scares me after seeing that movie,everytime i smell gasoline I think of the "EAR" scene *shudders* lol

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there have been some good adaptations lately, Warriors, Godfather, Path of neo,...... i loved how these games expand on the stories, and give you much more depth, i welcome movie adaptations....... if they're done right, Reservoir Dogs could be great as stated by jcloverboy, probally couldgo into the heist the aftermath, and hopefully shows you what mr pink does after takes off.

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I'd have to think that the game will focus more on the actual heist and less on the aftermath. Not sure there is a videogame in Reservoir Dogs.

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i wish Reservoir Dogs is like GTA and it might be fun. I would like to go out that model who plays Lara Croft from that game.

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this is kinda cool, kinda

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No one is original anymore

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Great... another average game based off a great licence.

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What is with all these movie games? Can't they do something unique for a change?

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