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Army Of Two Suits Up In Hollywood

Well, let's see- when Hollywood tries to make a movie out of a great game, they fail miserably. So perhaps if they just use an average game, they can make a better film adaptation...it's unlikely, but who knows?

EA has announced that Army of Two, the title with lackluster AI and underwhelming gameplay, is headed to the silver screen. EA will join up with Scott Stuber (Stuber Productions) to produce the movie, and Scott Z. Burns will handle the screenwriting duties. Burns most recently co-wrote the screenplay for "The Bourne Ultimatum," so that's a feather in his cap. In the press release, EA says Army of Two has "grossed over $100 million in sales since its release in March 2008," and this is actually the second game they're taking to Hollywood; the first was The Sims, which is currently in the works at 20th Century Fox with producer John Davis. Yeah, we have no idea how that movie will work, either. Anyway, President of Production at Universal Pictures, Donna Langley, had this to say-

"ARMY OF TWO is a great project that has already attracted top name talent, and we're glad to be working with Electronic Arts on making this hit game into a film franchise." Stuber added- "Electronic Arts is a pioneer in its field, and I look forward to collaborating with them and the Universal team in taking their cutting-edge storytelling into the world of film."

Burns said he's interested in making a "smart thriller that has real implications in the world we live in today," which leads us to believe they're going to be injecting some politics into the film. Given the extreme left slant of Hollywood, we're willing to bet it's some standard liberal nonsense about how the U.S. is evil and we wander around killing babies in foreign countries, but whatever. "Army of Two" will need something to make it stand out, right?

Related Game(s): Army of Two

10/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Cuetes
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:13:08 AM
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Why would anyone want to see this? In my opinion EA has way better properties to make the jump to the silver screen, take Dead space for example, now that would be something nice.

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snglbck26
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:33:17 AM

I agree. I bought this game a while back for the co-op game play and was very dissapointed. It was very average. I tried on-line too and that was nothing special.

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screw_off
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 1:01:44 PM
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Actually I would like to see this. It does have a good story, but it is deffinatly not a polished piece. The political action shoot em ups are actually one of the highest attracting film genres of all time. It may suck as a game, but if they finish what was started by EA, they could have a kick a*s movie on their hands. Just think, if Army of Two gets good attention, They might give you your Dead Space. Its just Dead Space maybe just a little too new to be transferd to the Big Screen. But all in due time my friend. Its just like the Mario Bros games took forever to go movie and when they did, it was low budget compared to what AoT will be. They said Universal Team, so I am assuming that they mean Universal Studios who also made The Fast and the Furious 1,2,3, and now 4. I my self am not worried, plus, if its not good, you dont have to buy it...

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bonifidehustla
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 1:08:22 PM
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i read somewhere that they plan to make dead space into a movie

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Zaben
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 1:38:17 PM
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I think this game has great potential in the filming biz. Then again, nearly every movie has great potential... Its just how it is executed that determines if it met or even came close to that potential. A Dead Space movie would be awesome though.

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NoMoreWar
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 2:57:23 PM
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LOL

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JoshBall
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 3:22:14 PM
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WTF!? The Sims

LMAO

How utterly random, i haven't really played the game but Army Of Two may work on screen, but obvs the game seemed to have failed.

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bamf
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 4:14:01 PM
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Basically its just a shooter. you could make any film with any story with two guys in an army uniform blowing the shit out of something and then call the film 'Army of Two' The whole Army of Two experience isn't making its way to the silver screen, they're just using the title name, which usually happens in game to movie adaptions.

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bamf
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 4:14:39 PM
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ahhhh, moderators approval now.

Last edited by bamf on 10/24/2008 4:15:05 PM

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shaydey77
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 5:30:55 PM
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when hollywood gets lazy..lets rob some ideas from a better industry...The only thing im suprised at it that EA didnt try to buy them out of it..

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Advent Child
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 5:39:13 PM
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There already is a Dead Space movie coming out on the 28th. Its called Downfall and its a prequel to the game. I have been seeing ads for it to the right of this post for quite some time.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 7:21:40 PM

I got the insert for Downfall in my game, I'll bet its neat and I like Anime/Adult Animation, but with hollywood special effects and the right director/producer team a live action Dead Space could really pop. Aliens meets 28 days later type stuff.

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The_Benny
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 6:08:18 PM
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To be fair, Army of Two pretty much already has a leftish slant, focused as it is on the evils of a private military contractor. PMCs like Blackwater have been used in Iraq and attracted a fair bit of controversy over it, particularly from the left.

Considering the fairly high levels of homoeroticism between the two characters it could end up as an anti-military, anti-PMC film critical of the Iraq conflict and featuring a gay love story, ticking most of the liberal boxes. Now THAT would make it stand out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 7:16:20 PM
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Clarification: Fail plus Fail=Epic Fail

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 1:55:43 AM
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SLaPP for the person who thought up a SIMS movie!

I personally think that AoT had some potential. Man did they miss it though. Concepts that were half nurtured. I mean I wanna earn stuff. They Threw Buckets of money at you! And the weapons all felt the same.

Take your time on games Devs. PLEASE!!! What is the sequal gonna be called Army of Two Two?

A movie done with intellect could be good.

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 10/25/2008 1:56:06 AM

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PilarVIRUS
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 9:04:02 PM
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Why? Instead of this how about a Dead Space Movie, but I still go a see this just because I loved the game.

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