Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ Machinima, the creators of live-action gaming series such as Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and Mortal Kombat: Legacy, have announced that they’re working on an adaptation of horror FPS F.E.A.R.
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As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, this is part of a development deal with screenwriter Greg Russo, who is also currently writing the cinematic reboots of Mortal Kombat for New Line Cinemas and Resident Evil for Screen Gems. Russo will “create and develop original programming” for Machinima, and his first project will be the live-action adaptation of F.E.A.R. - a game that Russo is a fan of.
“As a lifelong gamer, it’s an absolute honor to partner with Machinima, the preeminent provider of digital content to gamers worldwide,” said Russo. “F.E.A.R. holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to bring my personal passion to this and future projects and can’t wait to see where our partnership goes from here."
Machinima general manager Russell Arons adds, “Greg is an inspired screenwriter who clearly loves gaming. To be able to bring his talents to Machinima Studios provides us an amazing opportunity to tackle action-packed series that are certain to appeal to our legions of millennial gamers and fans around the world."
F.E.A.R. came out in 2005 and was the last PC-only game released by Monolith, who more recently put out the final DLC for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. Of course there has already been an official F.E.A.R. machinima series, P.A.N.I.C.S. from Red Vs Blue creators Rooster Teeth, that was actually released with the game itself - although the new adaptation will probably take the story a little more seriously.