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Soul Calibur Heads to Big Screen

by Steven Rodriguez - March 3, 2004, 9:05 pm EST
Total comments: 20 Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Oh look, another wildly popular and successful videogame brand is about to be horribly ruined by Hollywood!

Anthem Pictures (a Sony Pictures unit) and producer Warren Zide have acquired the rights to create a feature film based on Namco's Soul Calibur game franchise. Zide will be producing the film along with Craig Perry, reuniting the team that brought the American Pie and Final Destination movies to theaters.

Soul Calibur, of course, is the crown jewel of 3D weapon-based fighting games, and its sequel, Soul Calibur II, is currently available on the GameCube.


ThePermMarch 03, 2004

heheh..while id love to see this move...like how would that even work...soul calibur makes no sense as it it..but i do wanna se badass samurais fight badass knights... face-icon-small-tongue.gif

MatrixMarch 03, 2004

Nothing's going to happen. These are the same guys who licensed Metroid, and didn't do anything with it.

Uncle Rich AiAiMarch 03, 2004

Oh dear. When will Hollywood learn?

"I just want to see who they cast for Ivy and Taki."
Haha...so do I! face-icon-small-tongue.gif

WuTangTurtleMarch 03, 2004

Please god do not let them make the movie, as much as i am a fan of soul calibur I would seriously not want the guys who brought us American Pie and Final Destination to make this game. I bet if Mel Gibson could direct this movie it would be Heaven, lol. I hope i didnt affend any jews. face-icon-small-happy.gif

Hey--maybe they're buying the rights out of respect towards gamers, so that nobody can make a crappy movie and shame beloved videogame franchises!

Bill AurionMarch 04, 2004

Haha, that would be nice wouldn't it? face-icon-small-wink.gif

KM3March 04, 2004

Greetings to: Lord Huk (Raph, Kilik, Maxi MASTER) and Enré (Mitsu JOURNEYMAN) from KingM3 (Cervy, Voldo MASTER).

Cervy is the best, so he should be played by Arnie and get it on with _all_ the ladiez.
Raph is obviously camp, he should have a steamy scene with Mitsu (and maybe Kilik and some cats). Somewhere in the middle Mitsu should shout out 'bring out the gimp' whereupon Voldo should emerge in his royals. Then maybe Astaroth could join in.

KDR_11kMarch 04, 2004

I hope TYP is right.

WuTangTurtleMarch 04, 2004

wow, voldo huh, yeah plz for heaven sakes do not use his character in a movie........puke.

ib2kool4u912March 04, 2004

I like to dream too, TYP.

nickmitchMarch 04, 2004

Maybe it'll be like the mortal Combat movies. Imagine Mortal Combat with brighter colors.

Bill AurionMarch 04, 2004

Don't make the news worse, please... face-icon-small-sad.gif

Fluke WormMarch 05, 2004


Maybe it'll be like the mortal Combat movies. Imagine Mortal Combat with brighter colors.

face-icon-small-laugh.gif good one
It couldn't be said any better.

KDR_11kMarch 05, 2004

Hm, I guess they could use the ingame models with minor modifications to make a rendered movie...

RABicleMarch 05, 2004

I will watch this just to support gaming movies, not because it will be any good.

darknight06March 07, 2004

*sniff sniff*, I smell another Street Fighter the movie on the horizion.

Shift KeyMarch 07, 2004


Oh look, another wildly popular and successful videogame brand is about to be horribly ruined by Hollywood!

*rocks back and forth while hugging Super Mario Bros video*

EdisimMarch 19, 2004

if this were being made into a porn, it might work. face-icon-small-smile.gif

Myxtika1 AznMarch 19, 2004


The movie could turn out to be good. The first Mortal Kombat movie was actually pretty good. The second one sucked hairy dog ass, though.

Fluke WormMarch 20, 2004

To be honest I didn't mind the first one either, but yea the second one sucked more hairy dog ass than Michael Jackson during his college years.

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