Eragon Announced

Vivendi Universal Games Embarks On Its Most Epic Videogame Adventure Yet With Twentieth Century Fox's Highly Anticipated December 2006 Feature Film - Eragon is the not-so-concise title of a press release revealing Eragon, an upcoming tie-in with a feature film due this December:
LOS ANGELES, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced today they are bringing the fantasy-adventure Eragon to the Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Xbox 360® video game system from Microsoft, Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo DS(TM), the Sony PSP(TM) portable entertainment system, and the PC in November 2006. Developed by Stormfront Studios for consoles and PC, and Amaze Entertainment for handhelds, Eragon is based on the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox feature film inspired by Christopher Paolini's best-selling fantasy novel, featuring Edward Speleers, Djimon Hounsou and Robert Carlyle.

"Christopher Paolini's amazing fantasy worlds, characters and adventures portrayed in Eragon offer fans of the genre an opportunity to step into Eragon's world and live out the dragon rider legacy," said Bruce Hack, CEO of VU Games. "Eragon is sure to be one of the most anticipated movies of 2006 and we are excited to bring this rich story to gamers worldwide."
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Apr 19, 2006, 16:09
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Who buys movie tie-in games anyhow?

Vivendi Universal Games Embarks On Its Most Epic Videogame Adventure Yet With Twentieth Century Fox's Highly Anticipated December 2006 Feature Film - Eragon

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Apr 19, 2006, 03:04
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Apr 19, 2006, 03:04
 
Personally, I'd rather see the magic kingdom of landover books turned into a movie before any ot the shannara books. Magic Kingdom: For Sale/Sold. Man, I'd love to see that one.

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Apr 18, 2006, 21:03
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Apr 18, 2006, 21:03
 
Not really, my roomie picked up Eragon a few months ago and really liked it, and just picked up Eldest (next book), and has suggested I read it on several occasions. But as for the name, when he first got the book I thought it was Eeee-ragon (dragon minus the d), until I did the Hooked on Phonics thing.
But after reading all but the last Book in LOTR, I really just don't have the mindset for anything fantasy. Except Harry Potter Books which reguardless of the cartoon'y covers are some very good and REALLY dark reading

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Apr 18, 2006, 19:39
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Re: Hollywood Band Wagon Apr 18, 2006, 19:39
Apr 18, 2006, 19:39
 
Eh, people will buy into this just because they'll think it's a movie about LoTR's Aragorn.

Interesting that a 15 year old wrote the book though..

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Apr 18, 2006, 18:08
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Re: Hollywood Band Wagon Apr 18, 2006, 18:08
Apr 18, 2006, 18:08
 
Yeah but haven't we given up on the "epic movie" after Alexander, Troy, and Kingdom of Heaven

Funny you mentioned those films, as they were all pretty much failures. Hollywood was riding the 'epic' film bandwagon after 2000's Gladiator. Oliver Stone even admitted in a Playboy interview that the big studios didn't greenlight Alexander till after the hype of Gladiator started. But look out, in December 2001 comes a fantasy film thats not only epic but has monsters & shit so it made all other epic films look tame. LOTR basically torpedoed Hollwood's non-fantasy epic films and deservedly so.

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Apr 18, 2006, 17:45
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Apr 18, 2006, 17:45
 
And if you disagree with me

I dont disagree, brooks was clearly motivated by tolkeins works, but they are good books and excellent story telling.

The Magician by Fiest

Yup another great fantasy works they could have used.



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Apr 18, 2006, 17:40
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Apr 18, 2006, 17:40
 
Another giant clusterfuck summer extravanganza. Highly anticipated -- like the Bird Flu. How many millions will Fox lose on this because it sucks and then blame it on piracy? I hope VU considers using Starforce for this release. LOL.

Btw, apparently this book was written by a seventeen year old? If so, I can see their reasoning for making this game. It will fail miserably.
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Apr 18, 2006, 17:25
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Apr 18, 2006, 17:25
 
Terry brooks shannara series is a guaranteed LOTR

Thats because the sword of shannara books are such a blatant rip off of LOTR it isn't funny. I read the first book in the trilogy, and after that i thought "Not trying to create a world of good and evil? Taking some inspiration from LOTR? Shit you failed with the world of good and evil bit, and you weren't just inspired by LOTR, you stole the whole bloody lot."

And if you disagree with me well, read both books again, or even just the synopsis and you'll understand how close they are. God if i was Tolkein and alive today to see that, i'd have sued Brook's ass for copyright infringment.

But that's besides the point. The point is, i've never heard of this book before, never heard of the author, and it's a shame. One book that would turn into a fantastic movie that does have mass appeal is The Magician by Fiest. Loads of people i know (who dont even read books) have heard of it. Hell that book even reached the top 10 best books of all time in the UK.

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Apr 18, 2006, 15:42
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Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series

You cant be serious, the movie would be five hundred thousand hours long and still not have an ending. I was hopeing that LOTR would open the doors to more fantasy movies, but I was also thinking they would pick a good efing book, idiots ... ok I never read Eragon, so it could be a good book, but my first thought is What? by Who? Terry brooks shannara series is a guaranteed LOTR and you get four movies in the deal. Only want one movie the fucking worm ouroboros by eddison is rated the single best piece of fantasy ever written. Shit moorcocks elric and his evil runstaff would be a wicked movie.

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Apr 18, 2006, 15:22
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It was shit, nin, total, long, boring, shit. Edward Norton was pretty bad ass though.

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Re: where's the original IP?
Apr 18, 2006, 14:25
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Apr 18, 2006, 14:25
 
This 'Eragon' fantasy crap looks unbeleivably lame. I hate almost all fantasy, but this is truly worthless.

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where's the original IP?
Apr 18, 2006, 14:22
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where's the original IP? Apr 18, 2006, 14:22
Apr 18, 2006, 14:22
 
more lame game industry IP bandwagoning. They are afraid or don't have the talent to come up with something original, so they spend big bucks on mediocre books/movies/comics, just so when it flops they have an excuse for their boss: hey it sold books, blame the developer not me

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Apr 18, 2006, 14:05
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Kingdom of Heaven

Never saw it in theatres, but I hear there's a badass extended edition coming out next month that fills in a lot of the holes. Plus, it's Ridley Scott, so...



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Apr 18, 2006, 14:03
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Yeah but haven't we given up on the "epic movie" after Alexander, Troy, and Kingdom of Heaven

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Apr 18, 2006, 13:31
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LOTR was ok (as a book), but how about Steven Erikson's Tales from the Malazan Book of the Fallen as movies (as they were originally intended), or Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series or Scott R R Bakker's Prince of Nothing series?

Add Stephen King's The Dark Tower series to that and I'll be happy. It may not be considered an epic fantasy, but I think it'd make a great movie(s) if done right. Being 7 books, one movie wouldn't be enough.

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Apr 18, 2006, 12:33
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It just comes down to mass appeal and accessibility (can you get it at Walmart?). Fantasy being an entire genre unto itself, there are authors who write for and books that are released just into that genre. Really, unless you've follow the genre releases that closely, or read sources that delve in that and similar areas, you're bound to miss books that come out.

I enjoyed Eragon as a light read, but beyond that I thought it was trying to hard to ride on the success of Harry Potter.

I've seen some of of Jordan's Wheel of Time books at Walmart/K-Mart, but they were few and far in between.

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Apr 18, 2006, 12:15
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Apr 18, 2006, 12:15
 
Typical Hollywood hopping on the LOTR fantasy book bandwagon

Well at least they could make some decent fantasy novels into movies. LOTR was ok (as a book), but how about Steven Erikson's Tales from the Malazan Book of the Fallen as movies (as they were originally intended), or Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series or Scott R R Bakker's Prince of Nothing series?

Those are all proper epic style fantasy books that dont mess around that would be fantastic as movies. I can just imagine Memories of Ice as a movie. God that'd rule.

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Apr 18, 2006, 12:13
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I thinks that kid's first two books were great.

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Apr 18, 2006, 11:37
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Apr 18, 2006, 11:37
 
Yep, though StormFront I am sure are the guys that made the EA LOTR movie games, so it'll probably be the same thing.

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Apr 18, 2006, 11:05
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The PR-speak makes my ears bleed.

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