News: Payne relief

AFTER the critical mauling handed out to the recent film adaptation of Max Payne starring Mark Wahlberg, it s surprising that Hollywood studios still have an appetite for turning best-selling videogames into big budget movies. Despite the poor box office

AFTER the critical mauling handed out to the recent film adaptation of Max Payne starring Mark Wahlberg, it's surprising that Hollywood studios still have an appetite for turning best-selling videogames into big budget movies. Despite the poor box office performance of many recent videogame adaptations - including Doom, Hitman and Alone in the Dark - there's now a glut of games heading towards the silver screen. Recent deals include BioShock, God of War and Mass Effect as well as The Sims and Army of Two. Even an as-yet-unannounced videogame based on Dante's Inferno has been snapped up by Universal Studios, before any game elements have been revealed. When will this madness stop?


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