Victor has early details about a Deus Ex movie, and updates on Dredd, Star Trek, The Wolverine, and more in the Rundown.
- The videogame to movie adaptation train just keeps trucking along. Deus Ex is the next franchise that is heading to the big screen, with CBS Films having picked up the rights. The plan is to make a film based on the latest game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and developer Eidos Montreal and publisher Square Enix will both be involved. No word yet on a director or casting choices, but we will keep you in the loop.
- The upcoming Judge Dredd reboot may be the start of a trilogy, should the first film be successful enough. Screenwriter Alex Garland let out details of where the trilogy could go, but it’s up to audiences to decide if they want to see more Dredd when the film hits theaters on September 21.
- Karl Urban may have let slip who the villain is in the upcoming Star Trek sequel. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the baddie in the film, which has already finished shooting. In an interview with SFX, Urban said that Cumberbatch is playing the troubled Starfleet officer Gary Mitchell. The character appeared in the iconic episode Where No Man Has Gone Before, and turns even after developing supernatural powers from a strange energy field. We will hopefully know for sure who we are rooting against before the film’s May 17, 2013 release.
- Will Yun Lee, who will be lending his voice to upcoming crime game Sleeping Dogs, will play the main villain in Marvel’s upcoming Wolverine film. No official yet on which character he will portray, but smart money is on Japanese mutant Silver Samurai. The film begins shooting next month, and will hit theaters next summer.
- A big draw at this year’s Comic-Con will be the Halo 4 web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. The live action series will set up the plot for Halo 4, and focus on a group of UNSC cadets who are forced to battle the deadly Covenant. The producers worked with developer 343 Industries to make the series tie in seamlessly with the upcoming game. The first episode will release on October 5, and an extended version of the series will be included in the Limited Edition of Halo 4, which releases November 6.