Capcom’s “head of character contents business” Toshihiro Tokumaru was interviewed by his company, and while he talked a bit about the “Resident Evil” franchise and upcoming Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, he made a big reveal about Warner Bros. Pictures’ big screen adaptation of Capcom’s Lost Planet:
Speaking of “Lost Planet”, that project will cost somewhere between 150 and 200 million dollars to make. The producer on the project is Avi Arad, producer of Spider-Man. I think that it is because of our original IPs that we are able to try something so ambitious. When the game creators at Capcom develop a game, they think about everything from the main characters to the setting, which makes it easy to bring our games to the big screen. In game-making, we consider the main character’s upbringing, interpersonal relationships, and their place in time. But in a game we can only show a cross-section of that. In Lost Planet for example, we can show the game’s protagonist on a distant planet fighting against various foes, but we can’t really show his interpersonal relationships. By developing that part of it on the movie screen, we can add substance to that world and expand it.
The full interview is located here.
David Hayter is writing the script for Lost Planet, which revolves around an expedition to an ice planet that harbors an energy source with the potential to save mankind.