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It’s not everyday you see a giant yellow circle chomping down on some multi-colored ghosties. Photographer and street artist Katie Sokoler decided to take Pacman and his colorful frienemies out of the world of 80s arcades and into ours, creating a real-life game of Pacman on city streets.
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It’s like it’s 2003 all over again. Or 2007. Spy Hunter may not be the video game that has had the most failed movie development attempts, but after having John Woo, Paul WS Anderson and Dwayne Johnson keen to get it off the ground, it is one of the more high profile denizens of development hell. Now Warner Bros is said to be hoping to rev the engine on Midway’s classic Interceptor once more.
The project has a long history. In 2003 Universal bought the rights to Midway’s game franchise — that was when Midway was still almost a thriving game company. A series of screenwriting teams wrote drafts, and in 2004 John Woo came on as director. He was replaced (still in the development cycle) by Paul WS Anderson, who eventually departed the project in 2008. Dwayne Johnson was attached to star, and promoted the idea of the film for years, going so far as to lend his likeness to the game Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run, which was intended to relate to the film. (The game sucked; see the trailer featuring The Rock below.)
Fast-forward to now, when most of the previously attached creative talent has all moved on. According to THR, Dan Lin is producing the film with Roy Lee and Chad St. John is writing a new script. We don’t know if it is based on any previous drafts, but since the project has switched studios I’d expect an all-new take. (Warner Bros. got Spy Hunter after buying Midway last summer when the game publisher finally ran out of gas.)
The trade offers that Spy Hunter is about “a highly trained spy whose job it is to eliminate rogue agents when they become liabilities to their governments. He travels in the G-6155 Interceptor, a sports car tricked out with an array of weapons that frequently is challenged by enemy vehicles.”
Read more: Spy Hunter Idles at the Starting Line Once More | /Film http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/22/spy-hunter-idles-at-the-starting-line-once-more/#ixzz0j2rHPEBkIt’s like it’s 2003 all over again. Or 2007. Spy Hunter may not be the... more
Are you headed to E3 this year? Do you want to see they mythical Donkey Kong "kill screen" in person? Well you might just be in luck. On June 2nd, Steve Wiebe will once again attempt to break Billy Mitchell's high score on Donkey Kong, live, at E3, with Twin Galaxy officials watching his every move.
Will Billy Mitchell and his finely quaffed mullet be there to defend his title? Or will he be too busy collecting American flag ties and peddling his hot sauce to show up in person. Only time will tell.Are you headed to E3 this year? Do you want to see they mythical Donkey Kong... more
Pac-Man's 30 next year and for his birthday the game's original developers have said they think they need to do something to bring him back!
Namco Bandai America's Makoto Iwai told Gamasutra that "As a group, we feel like we should do something to make him come back. So, there's one project that we started working on, and [Yasuhara is] part of it."
This is one of those things that could either turn out really cool, or something that should never have even been contemplated... which is it to be?Pac-Man's 30 next year and for his birthday the game's original developers... more