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Swat
03-04-2003, 02:45 AM
WizKids Media has today announced that it has an agreement with Hollywood screenwriter and producer Dean Devlin--who has previously worked on such movies as Independence Day, Godzilla, Stargate, The Patriot, and Eight Legged Freaks--to produce a movie based on the MechWarrior universe.

"Whether I write the script, help with the script or direct, I'm crazy about the material. This is a real passion project for me," said Devlin, who is hoping to get the movie into theatres sometime in the next two years.

"The film, in many ways, will be a coming of age story," said Jordan Weisman, WizKids CEO and creator of the MechWarrior universe. "It's set 40 years after the 'Mech wars have ended, and introduces a group of young heroes in their early 20s who have grown up in peaceful and prosperous times."

Details on the film's plot are scarce at present, but it will apparently focus on a number of factions within The Republic that are actively seeking to start the same kind of 'Mech war that ravaged their world in the past.

wassup
03-04-2003, 03:36 AM
Woot!!

Lets hope its not just all pretty CGI effects and no meat and bones...still excited though!! :joy:

nova_wolf
03-04-2003, 06:13 AM
Guy was quoted as saying that they intendied to squeeze every last bit of their $100 million budget and make it look $150 million....

I cannot AIT to see a fully movie CGed Mad Cat stide across the battle field...

Wish Square Pictures could do it - their graphics engine rocked....

Pedantic
03-04-2003, 07:56 PM
The question is, who on God's green earth would go to see a MechWarriors movie? I sure as hell wouldn't. :)

wassup
03-05-2003, 12:45 AM
Uh...why not? :confused:

Swat
03-05-2003, 02:31 AM
maybe he tinks mechs shooting here n there looks n sounds boring

acdcfanbill
03-05-2003, 02:41 AM
Well I'm all for it, and will most likely see it multiple times, no matter how good/bad it is :D

Pedantic
03-05-2003, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by swatteam
maybe he tinks mechs shooting here n there looks n sounds boring

Exactomundo. :D :)