'Wolfenstein' Movie Coming To Kill Hitler, Then Kill Him Again as Robot Hitler

November 1, 2012


Now that everyone's had a chance to copy the floppies he's been passing around since 1981, Roger Avary is ready to get to work on a Castle Wolfenstein movie.

Ignoring the failures of Doom and pretty much every other video game movie--including the Silent Hill movie he penned--the Pulp Fiction story writer and Rules of Attraction director has revealed plans for an adaptation of the game series that began with sneaking around Nazis, then transitioning to just shooting the shit out of them. Said Avary of the job:

I've been playing the Wolfenstein games since I was a kid, and feel that their outlandish sensibility has deeply influenced my own writing and directing throughout my career. I have always thought Wolfenstein, transformed and opened for the screen to wider audiences not familiar with the games, would be a major cinematic experience, which is why I introduced it to Samuel."

According to Deadline, Avary would be drawing on Captain America and his pal Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds for the tone. Though, one would assume he'd also pull from his own writing on Beowulf, as, like Wolfenstein, that too was an old tale of evil-vanquishing that now elicits the response, "You mean the 3D one, right? Because I never got around to the original in high school."

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