THE FU­TURE IS BRIGHT

THREE MORE VIDEO-GAME MOVIES WE’RE EX­CITED ABOUT

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Metal Gear Solid WHY IT COULD WORK Jor­dan Vogtroberts, a huge video-game fan, is di­rect­ing. He knows how to marry spec­ta­cle with a de­cent story (Kong: Skull Is­land); af­ter a decade of false starts, this could be the big-screen treat­ment Snake de­serves. gears of war WHY IT COULD WORK The games were ac­tion spec­ta­cles, but also had hu­man sto­ries about the bonds forged be­tween sol­diers. Like Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan, just with rep­til­ian aliens. Writer of the Avatar se­quels, Shane Salerno, is on script du­ties. Por­tal WHY IT COULD WORK J.J. Abrams is pro­duc­ing the project, which brings his 10 Clover­field Lane di­rec­tor Dan Tracht­en­berg into play. His call­ing card was a short film based on the game, so he’s al­ready got a han­dle on the ma­te­rial.

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