Cold Fear Tries to Scare Up Movie Deal

Variety.com (thanks Frans and GameGossip) has word that Cold Fear, Darkworks' survival/horror game, has been optioned as a motion picture project, apparently banking on a film's potential to get more out of the story than the underwhelming sales and reviews of the source material:
It's an unusual license, since "Cold Fear" didn't sell well to gamers. But producers are betting that the scary atmosphere and compelling story -- a Coast Guard Officer trying to reconnect with his daughter is adrift on a whaling ship infested with aliens -- will translate well as a horror film.
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Boll
Apr 9, 2006, 12:44
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This movie will suck unless Uwe Boll is attached to direct...oh wait, sorry, that damn dyslexia.

-DSR

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Re: Boll
Apr 9, 2006, 12:53
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Re: Boll Apr 9, 2006, 12:53
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No this movie going to suck no matter who attached to it, There hasn't been a decent game to movie translation yet.

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No subject
Apr 9, 2006, 14:42
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What kind of goofy story is that? Father tries to reconnect with daughter, but teh aliens won't let him! Compelling?!

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Re: No subject
Apr 9, 2006, 17:38
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Apr 9, 2006, 17:38
 
I'm tellin yah, Silent Hill is going to blow away every video game based movie there ever was! Just yee wait and see.

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Re: No subject
Apr 9, 2006, 18:43
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Apr 9, 2006, 18:43
 
I don't know where they got that plot from, but that isn't the game I remember playing. There was nothing about a daughter. You are coast guard investigating a derelict. The monsters are some kind of scientific experiment gone wrong. I liked Cold Fear. It was very atmospheric, but quite short.

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Re: Boll
Apr 9, 2006, 21:44
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maybe Christopher would be interested in turning this into a "slasher" flick.

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Re: Boll
Apr 10, 2006, 00:17
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One reason movie adaptations of videogames mess up is because they always add ill-fitting elements that weren't in the games, usually in some sort of attempt to "humanize" them.

I haven't played Cold Fear, but based on what I read you fight monsters/zombies on an abandoned ship in a storm. What they're describing doesn't sound much like the game.

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