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Area 51 "Movie"

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posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 09:10 AM
just came across this on a site:

Area 51 Movie Update
Grant Morrison on adapting the vidgame for the screen.
by Stax
July 2, 2007 - Comic book icon-turned-screenwriter Grant Morrison is reportedly close to completing his first draft of the Midway videogame-to-film adaptation Area 51 for Paramount Pictures and producer Stan Winston.

The film will follow a hazardous materials specialist called in to investigate a viral outbreak -- one that is possibly extra-terrestrial in nature -- at the U.S. government's most top-secret military facility.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Doctor Cray and Mister White will be in the film. As for the team sent in to investigate, they'll be a collection of new characters for the movie. But there will be settings and environments in the film inspired by the new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game BlackSite: Area 51, which ships in September; but the story comes from the mind of Morrison."

Morrison, a gaming fan, informed THR, "The video game adaptation allows us to create new and more contemporary screen heroes for the 21st century while still enjoying the safety net of an established franchise."

He added, "I think it's always important to honor the source of one's material, and only by playing games can a filmmaker know what makes them tick and how best to translate game effects into the very different language of Hollywood drama."

seems interesting, i have the Area 51 PS2 game, pretty cool story line, not to mention the "secrets" and "databank" things you can unlock in the game, would be a pretty good film IF DONE RIGHT!!!!

posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 01:52 PM
Dang, this'll be awesome... I hope.

Thanks for linking, man.

posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:32 PM
Can someone post some new info about this film? Is it really coming out because we desperately need a film about this, but only if it's well done.

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 01:38 PM
Yea this obviously is a dead project. I remember reading that post on back then. The storys over 2 years old, if they were making it IGN would have been all over the whole game-to-film thing despite wahat the movie was about. Sorry folks. BTW Blacksite sucked ass, great concept, just horrible compared to the PS2 game.

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