Roger Avary Moving Forward with Castle Wolfenstein Movie

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from writer/director Roger Avary, who was serving out a sentence for vehicular manslaughter between 2009 and 2010, but now he seems to be focused on getting his career back on track. One of the last major projects he was involved with before his legal problems started was the first Silent Hill movie. With the sequel bombing in theatres just last weekend, you might think he would take that as a sign that he should stay away from more video game adaptations. On the contrary, he has decided to resume another project based on a video game that he had been working on a few years ago. Here’s what Avary had to say about writing and directing a Castle Wolfenstein movie:

“I’ve been playing the Wolfenstein games since I was a kid, and feel that their outlandish sensibility has deeply influenced my own writing and directing throughout my career. I have always thought Wolfenstein, transformed and opened for the screen to wider audiences not familiar with the games, would be a major cinematic experience, which is why I introduced it to Samuel. He bought the rights, and I could not be happier that we are now embarking on this adventure.”

Samuel Hadida (Resident Evil, Killing Zoe) is producing the film through his Panorama Media company. They are now describing Castle Wolfenstein as “an action adventure film in the vein of Captain America: The First Avenger and Inglourious Basterds,” and it’s interesting to think in the five years since the project was first announced, it may have actually become more marketable. I have to admit I’m moderately curious but I can’t say I have particularly high hopes for this movie. Would you pay to see Castle Wolfenstein on the big screen?

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  • Stinker

    Well, the game was banned in Germany, as was beach head I and II, and River Raid. Who dares win was also on the INDEX. Thats a lot of great movies, Beach Head – The Movie.

    Wolfenstein will be direct to DVD. By the way,
    Where is Uwe Boll?
    He would the ideal “person” for this piece of “Art”.

  • Jonny Ashley

    I like castles. This movie should really be taking inspiration from something like People Under the Stairs, because Inglourious Basterds was already the perfect Wolfenstein movie, in regards to the Jews killing Nazis + Hitler boss battle aspect.

  • Ozymandias

    ABS: Always be shooting.