NEWS - Tuesday, April 8, 2003


Dead or Alive Game for Film Deal

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The "Dead or Alive" fighting video game franchise is coming to the big screen in a film described as "Charlie's Angels" meets "Enter the Dragon." The project, targeted for a fall 2004 release, is set up at Impact Pictures, which currently has video game-to-movie titles "Driver" and "Resident Evil 2" in the works. The $30 million movie will focus on four female fighters from Japanese video game publisher Tecmo's franchise and stay within the realm of reality, unlike Impact's "Mortal Kombat" movie, which was based on a violent video game heavily draped in mythology and fantasy. "I think the story ... is one that people will want to see even if it wasn't based on a video game. It's a fun popcorn film with action and humor," said Paul W.S. Anderson, who founded Impact with Jeremy Bolt and also directed the first "Mortal Kombat" film. The PG-13 film will feature different environments on the island and introduce a cast of characters fluent in various martial arts styles. The movie will focus on a half-dozen characters from the game, but additional characters will appear in the background. "The four voluptuous girls in the movie are invited by Fame Douglas to partake in the 'Dead or Alive' world fighting tournament on an exotic island," Bolt said. "Like we did with 'Resident Evil,' we will remain faithful to the essence of the game franchise but create an original story that will play to a broader audience." There will be also beach volleyball sequences with "babes in bikinis," according to Anderson, as the movie license also includes Tecmo's current Xbox best seller "Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball," a spinoff of its fighting franchise. No director has been named. Anderson, who also directed the original "Resident Evil," is not available because of his previous commitment for the other two Impact titles. Along with Bolt, he will serve as a producer. The "DOA" script is being written by J.F. Lawton ("Pretty Woman," "Under Siege"). The film's release date is expected to coincide with the video game release of "Dead or Alive 4." "Dead or Alive 3," an Xbox exclusive, has sold more than 1 million units worldwide, and the Mature-rated "Volleyball" spinoff is approaching sales of 500,000 worldwide, according to Tecmo marketing manager Tony Tarpey. Tecmo will release another spinoff, "Dead or Alive: Code Chronis," in the fall. Tarpey said the film will help expand the "DOA" audience beyond the gaming community.
Source: http://www.reuters.com

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 62,386
Forum Posts: 725,950
Xbox One Titles: 4,433
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,323
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,375
Screenshots: 36,611
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News





Hokko Life Coming to Consoles September 27th

Hokko Life Coming to Consoles September 27thHokko Life invites players to customise and cultivate their very own cosy community, with mini-games, friendly villagers, and an intricate design tool all coming together to create a charming environment for players to put their own stamp on.




See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

KeyWe Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 4724 Views

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
23 Replies, 38106 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 74303 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 87395 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 90247 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 99754 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 97638 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 102021 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 75552 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 137802 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 99162 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 179469 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 131187 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 225288 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 126651 Views

© 2000-2022 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics