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1980s Video Game 'Castle Wolfenstein' to Become Feature Film


Castle Wolfenstein first hit computers in 1981. It was one of the first stealth-based action-adventure shooters to hit the market, and its sequel, Wolfenstein 3D was one of the very first 3D video games. It has taken over 30 years, but Castle Wolfenstein is finally getting its big break on the silver screen.

Through many different incarnations from several different software publishers, Wolfenstein always has the same basic premise: defeat the Nazis and their monstrous, often supernatural creations. Roger Avary will write and direct the film. He has a long list of violent and off-kilter credits that includes Pulp Fiction and pretty much every movie based on a Brett Easton Ellis novel (except American Psycho.) Producer Samuel Hadida promises "a wild and fun cinematic ride that will grab contemporary film audiences with the same irreverent, hip, over-the-top approach that Roger brought to Pulp Fiction." (Someone please tell Mr. Hadida that no one uses the term "hip.")

The plot will "center on a young U.S. Army captain and a British special agent on a top-secret mission to Castle Wolfenstein, where Hitler will be for the unveiling of a new secret weapon. After reaching the Castle, the heroes are confronted with Himmler's SS Paranormal Division and must fight, not only for their survival, but for a mission that could alter the course of the war."

Source: Hollywood Reporter