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Onimusha Live-Action Movie In Development

simoniker posted more than 11 years ago | from the jean-reno-crossover? dept.

PlayStation (Games) 11

Thanks to an anonymous reader for pointing out that Comingsoon.net has a story about the announcement of a live-action film of Onimusha, currently early in the planning stages, from the producers of Brotherhood Of The Wolf and the Resident Evil movie. The movie is slated to have a 50 million dollar budget, and the article mentions "..the subsequent episodes of the Onimusha game allow the story to be moved through both time and space, so the sequel possibilities are extensive."

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Media Blurring. (2)

Monkeylaser (674360) | more than 11 years ago | (#6007905)

It strikes me as somewhat unlikely that the guys making this movie are going to break even on it unless it has some seriously spectacular appeal to it. 50 million dollars is a pretty big hole to recoup, though I'd imagine that probably merchandising and the all-powerful DVD sales will probably eventually make it profitable.

This will probably be the first video game-based Movie I'll actually bother to see in the theaters. Tomb Raider inspired contempt in me, and Resident Evil, while sparking some small degree of interest, didn't manage to get me out of my comfortable computer chair and to the local megaplex.

Onimusha's world is enjoyable and fun to spend time in. Let's hope that the movie is for once more or less true to the source material. I'll be in line at the Cinema for this one, even if it gets panned.

Re:Media Blurring. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6008029)

Re:Media Blurring. (1)

amuro98 (461673) | more than 11 years ago | (#6009245)

Appeal??

You've got zombies, nifty sword play, and busty ninja chicks. How can you go wrong?

Look at the Resident Evil movie - zombies + chicks + gunplay. Same formula. (no, literally - both games are made by the same company, Capcom.)

Brotherhood of the Wolf (0)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 11 years ago | (#6008071)

That was one of the most amazing movies I've ever seen - well worth getting the DVD, or at least renting. If you missed it on the big screen, sucks to be you...

Monica Bellucci's best role to date (that I've seen), as well.

Re:Brotherhood of the Wolf (2, Funny)

Elwood P Dowd (16933) | more than 11 years ago | (#6008890)

Amen.

Just when you think the movie has taken everything to the max, they kick it up to eleven.

And then they do it again.

And again.

The last time I had my mind blown that many times cost $50,000 and I got hepatitis. Brotherhood of the Wolf was righteous.

Re:Brotherhood of the Wolf (1)

x311 (600406) | more than 11 years ago | (#6009353)

I'm pretty sure the only way that you can actually enjoy this film is to be so hopped up on mind-altering drugs that when you see your dog you think it's the second coming of Jesus. Honestly, I don't know how anyone who is close to sane can enjoy this movie. I got a mild kick out of it, but that's because I'm mildly insane......

Actors (2, Interesting)

GeorgeH (5469) | more than 11 years ago | (#6008692)

A lot of people don't realize this but the protagonist in the game is based on a real, late actor Yusaku Matsuda [gamesfirst.com] . I didn't realize this myself until I saw previews of Onimusha 3 which will feature Jean Freakin' Reno. It is interesting that an actor will be playing a video game character, who in turn is based on another actor.

nope. (-1)

u-238 (515248) | more than 11 years ago | (#6008839)

all i see when i read that is ".....from the producers of .... the Resident Evil movie"

But... those films SUCKED (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6009507)

I mean, did anyone wactually try to watch Brotherhood of the Wolf without using fast-forward to get to the fight scenes?

yaaaawn... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6011229)

wow. yeah, this is exactly what we need. another movie essentially ripping off kurasawa without soul like the new tom cruise movie, only this time with japanese people. japanese! don't we have enough of these shitty movies already?

Another screwup? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6027221)

Who cares! All of these movies sucks, and any company makes it go bankrupt!
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