Victor has the first details on who will direct the movies based on Need for Speed and Shadow of the Colossus, plus more great stuff in the Rundown.
- Act of Valor director is reported to be helming the live action film adaptation of Need for Speed. The film will be produced by Dreamworks Pictures, and is expected to have a tone similar to the Fast and the Furious films.
- Chronicle director Josh Trank has added yet another big movie to his already full plate. An adaptation of videogame Shadow of the Colossus is in his future, however this joins already planned adaptations of The Red Star, a Fantastic Four reboot, a Venom solo film, and a Chronicle sequel. If all of these movies end up seeing the light of day (under Trank’s direction, at least), we may be waiting awhile for some Colossi to be scaled.
- In the “…you can’t be serious” category, upcoming sequel GI Joe: Retaliation has been delayed a whopping nine months to March of next year so it can undergo a 3D conversion process. Film delays aren’t unheard of, but considering the film was in the thick of it’s marketing campaign, so much so that toys have already begun selling, this is a surprising move. The studio insists it isn’t a result of the crowded summer slate and the recent flop of fellow Hasbro film Battleship but, you know, it at least a little bit has to be. Upcoming Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted has moved up a couple weeks into GI Joe’s June 29 date.
- Tom Cruise is set to star in a remake of The Magnificent Seven, which it itself was a spiritual remake of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Few details are known, we will keep you posted.
- Double Fine has unveiled another game, separate from the Kickstarter-funded one of earlier this year. The Cave is a side scrolling adventure game due for release early next year. Players will switch between seven different characters in order to solve puzzles in a vast network of underground caves. The project is being led by Ron Gilbert, creator of classic adventure titles like Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.
- Shootmania, the multiplayer shooter from the makers of Trackmania, is now accepting beta registrations. The development team hopes it will be easy for players to learn how to create and share their own levels. Head here to sign up for the beta.
- KickBeat, a Playstation Vita exclusive, has been announced. A mix of martial arts and rhythm genres from the makers of Zen Pinball, KickBeat is a fighting game where you time your attacks to the beat of the song playing. Featuring licensed tunes from the likes of Pendulum and Marilyn Manson (umm…), you can also import songs from your own library (phew). KickBeat releases later this year.