Jul 2, 2013

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Comic-Con 2013: Video Game-To-Film Panel Set for Discussion

Comic-Con 2013: Video Game-To-Film Panel Set for Discussion


Deadline has reported that this year’s Comic-Con will have representatives to discuss the future of video game-to-film adaptations. Entitled “Video Games to Movies: Is The Golden Age Upon Us?,” the panel will be in full action on July 18th at the Hilton Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom. Among the topics set for discussion are the team behind CBS Films’ Deus Ex adaptation, David Fincher’s Halo short, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li, and EA Entertainment’s work in progress: a Need for Speed film. Panelists include prominent producers and directors who have had experience in this area such as EA Entertainment’s VP Patrick J. O’Brien (DreamWorks’ Need For Speed), Kevin Tancharoen (New Line’s Mortal KombatMortal Kombat: Legacy), C. Robert Cargill (SinisterDeus Ex), and Ian Moffitt (Head of Premium Programming, Machinima) among others. The event will be moderated by Wall Street Journal’s Ben Fritz who specializes in film and video game business coverage.

Numerous video games have been adapted into movies, not always with expected results. With these titles set for future releases, the panel should be an interesting one. Claiming that a “golden age” of such cinematic endeavors is upon us may seem overly optimistic, but with E3′s impressive showcases, let’s hope that the movie world will also continue to advance.

San Diego Comic-Con will go live from July 17-21.

[Source: Deadline]