Archive for August 5th, 2008
Two PC first-person-shooter games – one classic, one more recent – are getting big screen treatments. First up is Wolfenstein, based on the classic id Software game that brought to FPS game to the forefront, although I presume it will be based on one of the more recent games instead of the now-simplistic boxy original. The other is the more recent Take Two title BioShock, which Gore Verbinski is adapting as part of a first-look deal with Universal. Best described as a “steampunk meets zombies” storyline, it deals with an alternate history of 1960 and a mysterious underwater city called Rapture where genetic alterations were all the rage – but mutations take over the city. Update: Thanks to a reader who pointed out that Max Payne is also being made, and is in fact scheduled for release October 17th.
RHI ENTERTAINMENT’S FLASH GORDON AND THE 10TH KINGDOM TO AIR ON ION TELEVISION FRIDAY NIGHTS BEGINNING AUGUST 1
(New York, NY – August 5th, 2008) RHI Entertainment (NASDAQ: RHIE), a leading developer, producer and distributor of made-for-television movies, miniseries, and other television programming, announced today that two of its most popular productions will be seen on the ION Television Network’s RHI Movie Weekend beginning Friday, August 1 (7/6c). Flash Gordon, a 22-hour adventure series, and The 10th Kingdom, a 10-hour fantasy saga, will be featured weekly in a two-hour Friday evening programming block. The special broadcasts begin August 1 with Episodes 1 and 2 of Flash Gordon. Starting August 8, ION Television will pair one hour of Flash Gordon with one hour of The 10th Kingdom each week. Read More for the rest of the release. A good chance to see either of these shows if you missed them.