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Midway VFX lead footage shines the light on planned Stranglehold sequel

Before Midway went under in 2009, the studio had already started to pursue a sequel to Stranglehold, itself a sequel to John Woo's 1992 seminal action flick, Hard Boiled. Stranglehold starred Chow Yun-fat, reprising his role as Inspector "Tequila" Yuen who dove around Hong Kong and shot bad guys...

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John Woo: Stranglehold movie still coming, another game less likely

Legendary action film director John Woo hasn't given up on a movie adaptation of Stranglehold, the game he made with Midway as a sequel to his Hong Kong bullet ballet classic Hard Boiled. In an interview with Cinematical, Woo was quick to note, "We are going to make that into a movie" when the...

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Stranglehold film adaptation won't be ready for years

Things have been rough for the film adaptation of Midway and John Woo's 2007 gaming collaboration, Stranglehold. Fans of the 1992 classic action flick Hard Boiled (for which Stranglehold served as a pseudo-sequel) were disappointed to learn that the adaptation would be produced, but not directed,...

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Rumor: John Woo's Stranglehold to get the film treatment

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...

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Ted Nugent has a role in Guitar Hero IV

Ted Nugent had something of interest to say regarding fans of the Guitar Hero franchise. During a recent radio interview, The Nuge dropped the bomb that he has been working with the folks behind Guitar Hero IV (he doesn't exactly say it's the fourth installment, but we're pretty sure he isn't...

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UT3, Stranglehold sell more than a million worldwide

It's silver lining time. Midway Games, which misplaced nearly $100 million in 2007, has announced that despite leaking money like a rusty sieve, two of its most prominent releases last year, Unreal Tournament 3 and Stranglehold, each managed to sell through more than a million units globally. The...

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Deal of the Day: Stranglehold Collector's Edition for $30

Over at amazon.com, the price for Stranglehold Collector's Edition has been lower down to a measly $29.99. That's a savings of ten bucks from the last price drop. Oddly enough, the regular version of Stranglehold is still priced at the loftier $39.99. Doesn't really make much sense, but who cares?...

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Deal of the Day: Stranglehold CE for $40

Even though Wal*Mart just had a snafu with their pricing on a couple of other games, it seems they're still giving the green light to some pretty impressive deals. The PS3 version of Stranglehold -- the Collector's Edition, no less -- is on sale for $39.82. If you haven't played the game, this is a...

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Stranglehold ad gets choked off UK airwaves

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has banned the ad for John Woo Presents: Stranglehold from the airwaves, citing the ad could be seen as "encouraging and condoning violence." GI.biz reports that Midway believes the ad was edited in a way that it would show no blood or gore. Considering...

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UK Stranglehold commercial gets the banhammer

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has their undergarments in a wad over a Stranglehold commercial that has been shown in the UK. So wadded, they dropped their banhammer on it. According to the ASA, the Stranglehold commercial promotes guns, violence and is far too graphic for UK...

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