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Castle Wolfenstein Movie Announced

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Posted November 1, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

id Software Hopes Acquisition News Doesn't Hurt Wolfenstein

Fans of seminal first-person shooter Castle Wolfenstein are in for an exciting, cinematic experience; a Castle Wolfenstein movie is in the works. The film sounds like a cross between Captain America and Inglourious Basterds, and some heavy-Hollywood-hitters are on board already.

Producer Samuel Hadida and Panorama Media have Roger Avary, the writer of Pulp Fiction and the original Silent Hill, on tap to write and direct the movie. The filmmaker had previously been working on a Wolfenstein movie, then titled Return to Castle Wolfenstein, but that project was put on hold when Avary had to serve a couple years in the clink for gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving.

“With Roger at the helm, we expect everyone will join us for a wild and fun cinematic ride that will grab contemporary film audiences with the same irreverent, hip, over the top approach that Roger brought to Pulp Fiction and the other films he has either written or directed," said Hadida. "It is a big action adventure but also strongly character driven and based on a very solid story. ... The film involves a classic assault on the bad guys, who are nominally Nazis, more evocative of Inglourious Basterds than the actual World War II. It is a vaguely futuristic retro world as fun as Captain America, which has recently been reintroduced to the world audience with great success.”

We have no word on when (or if) this flick will be released. Here's the official film description:

"Castle Wolfenstein is an action adventure film in the vein of Captain America and Inglourious Basterds.  The story follows a young US Army Captain and a British Special Agent on a top secret mission to Castle Wolfenstein, where Hitler will be for the unveiling of a new secret weapon.  After reaching the Castle, our heroes are confronted with Himmler’s SS Paranormal Division and must fight, not only for their survival, but for a mission that could alter the course of the War."

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