We thought we'd seen just about every permutation of Hollywood and the game industry's lascivious intersections: The movie
based on the game; the game
based on the movie; the game
based on the movie based on the game, the game based on the movie based on the graphic novel
; the movie sequel
to the video game; and the video game sequel
to the movie. But what about the movie based on the game, which was a sequel to the movie for which the aforementioned movie based on the game is also a sequel ... to? It's confusing, but it's also Hollywood breaking new ground!
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, screenwriters Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio are writing a celluloid adaptation of Stranglehold
, Midway's 2007 shooter and sequel to John Woo's classic action film, Hard Boiled
saw players assume the role of inspector "Tequila" Yuen (played on the big screen by Chow-Yun Fat) and generally wage war on treacherous gangs, unstable trolleys, unexpected flocks of doves and especially watermelons.
We're awaiting a comment from Midway, but this potential adaptation seems like a great idea, especially with many critics describing the first
sequel to Hard Boiled
as being just like a movie