Instead of adapting a game already in existence, the plan is to develop a movie alongside the game. To be fair there are a number of similar projects, but they are really around a game being developed at the same time as the movie, and the movie being the driving factor.
The third-person action game already is under way from Tiger Hill, game developer Terminal Reality and game publisher Majesco, with the goal of shipping next year for next-generation consoles.
“In this game, you’ll not only be witness to the genesis of a new villain, but you can play him,” Barker told the trade. “I find that to be an extremely interesting way to create a new and compelling franchise.”
In addition to the movie, there have been discussions about a graphic novel and limited-edition statue to coincide with the game launch, said Tiger Hill co-founder and producer Brad Foxhoven.
Barker’s game outing Undying was highly effective and engaging. It really was a true attempt at taking the movie genre to a game, and not just on visuals. I think this gives him a good insight into either side of the process and what can and can’t work, and despite some of his lackluster movie attempts, with Woo on the scene it’s going to be something quite different.