Dial Down the Excitement: Turok Movie Probably Won’t Get Made
One of the major gaming-related stories hitting the web yesterday was the news that Adam Beach (from Windtalkers and Flags of our Fathers) was currently in talks to star in a movie based on the Turok franchise. Naturally, this caused quite of bit of excitement among gamers who were somehow aching to see some dino-action on the big screen. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you looks at it) Variety’s Ben Fritz has stepped in to dissipate some of the hysteria. For starters, it looks like DIsney is not making the movie at all, leaving the project in the hands of Classic Media, which controls the rights to many old cartoons and properties and released an animated Turok film awhile back. Without a major studio involved, it’s far less likely that a full-fledged feature will make its way to theaters. That doesn’t rule out the possibility of a straight-to-DVD film, but the point is: don’t get your hopes up. Really though, I can live without a Turok movie. Now a Dino-Riders movie, when is someone going to get on that?