Lost Planet is coming to the big screen. Not anytime soon though, but the surprising thing is the amount of money going into it. In an interview with one of Capcom's head honchos, he has revealed the movie is getting a 150-200 million dollar budget. The movie was picked up by Warner Bros.

Capcom's "head of character contents business" Toshihiro Tokumaru was interviewed by his company, and while he talked a bit about the "Resident Evil" franchise and upcoming Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, he made a big reveal about Warner Bros. Pictures' big screen adaptation of Capcom's Lost Planet:

Speaking of "Lost Planet", that project will cost somewhere between 150 and 200 million dollars to make. The producer on the project is Avi Arad, producer of Spider-Man. I think that it is because of our original IPs that we are able to try something so ambitious. When the game creators at Capcom develop a game, they think about everything from the main characters to the setting, which makes it easy to bring our games to the big screen. In game-making, we consider the main character's upbringing, interpersonal relationships, and their place in time. But in a game we can only show a cross-section of that. In Lost Planet for example, we can show the game's protagonist on a distant planet fighting against various foes, but we can't really show his interpersonal relationships. By developing that part of it on the movie screen, we can add substance to that world and expand it.
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    Slumpy monkey Jan 24, 09
    I think this may have a shot. The snowy war theme will no doubt appeal to some peepz.
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    HisServant77 Jan 24, 09
    Hm . . . I hope it's good because It's got my interest!
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    Hunskelper Jan 24, 09
    I thought Lost Planet sucked. I have no idea how it got a movie adaptation approved.
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      Slumpy monkey Jan 24, 09
      quote Hunskelper
      I thought Lost Planet sucked. I have no idea how it got a movie adaptation approved.
      Meh, It was an alright-good game. I personally wouldn't say it sucked, reminded me a bit like Ratchet and clan style. Plus its just the setting there paying for basically, and the setting is pretty good for a movie.
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        HisServant77 Jan 24, 09
        Right, that's what I'm interested in. The whole sci-fi snowy planet setting and all that.
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    TurMoiL911 Jan 24, 09
    I guess Warner Bros. enjoys throwing 200 million dollars away. You would think that movie developers would wise up and realize live-action movies based on video games never do well.
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      McClubbin Jan 24, 09
      Hahaha I don't think a snowball's chance in hell that they're even going to make a profit, or, heck, just break even. 150 million+ is just absurd.
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        BlackLabel Jan 24, 09
        Resident Evil: Extinction made $147 million and the whole franchise has grossed $378 million so it could make more than Extinction did if it has the right advertising and they hype it up enough. This budget could also go to get high profile actors and not just failed models and B rate movie stars. A $200 million budget could pretty much get them any cast in hollywood today given the script is good enough, played right Lost Planet could be one hell of an action movie... Alas they have to get it right which is always the hard part.
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          Drogo Baggins Jan 24, 09
          You sort of make a good point with the RE-movie mention, but I think you're forgetting the huge fan base RE has. There's probably no real way for anyone to know for sure, but I'd definitely bet that most of the RE movie's success was due to the fan base of the games.

          Lost Planet on the other hand, almost undoubtedly has a much smaller fan base than RE.
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        Xeros the Slayer Jan 24, 09
        The game isnt overly hyped like alot of shooters, but has sold over a million copies and has a dedicated fanbase.
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          Sayyed Jan 25, 09
          The fact that people will also throw away a lot of money for any big blockbuster movie.
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      Seproth Jan 24, 09
      quote TurMoiL911
      I guess Warner Bros. enjoys throwing 200 million dollars away. You would think that movie developers would wise up and realize live-action movies based on video games never do well.
      Cause they've all been shitty cash ins. Max Payne did decent cause they got good actors. You get good people you get a good movie. With somewhat rare exceptions.

      Point is that, if they make a good movie it'll do well.
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    Red 9 Jan 24, 09
    Only thing I'm looking forward to is the CGI effects.

    Really good video game plots work very well, it's just that for some reason when they get adapted into films, the story is cheesed up. I've seen a lot of compelling games get turned into half-assed movies. There's no reason for them to be so bad other than them just being lazy.
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    BlackLabel Jan 24, 09
    This should be good i mean most game to movie adaptations are done with a tiny budget. I think $200 million could make every game adaptation ever created i mean all 3 Resident Evil movies were made for just under $110 million, so the effects and the cast could be monumental. This movie could be the surprise gateway that games need to break into the movie business.
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    Shinobi_razor Jan 24, 09
    what makes Lost Planet worthy of getting a movie made? it was a fairly good game, but nothing to write home about. i want a Metal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell movie before anything else.
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      BlackLabel Jan 25, 09
      Chances are game sales were never in Capcoms mind when they made this game. Some games are built with an un-naturally long and convoluted backstory that they never show, Lost Planet could easily have been like that convoluted enough for a movie but too complicated for what they were going for as a game.
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        Bale Fire Jan 25, 09
        I heard and seen that Lost Planet was in terms of cinematics brilliant, but lustre in gameplay. So you mightn't be too far off there.
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    RabidChinaGirl Jan 24, 09
    If the movie's good, I may buy the game.
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    dwg14390 Feb 27, 09
    To Drogo Baggins

    NO. Don't even think about saying the RE movies supported by the game fanatics.
    If anything most fans of the games tried to ignore its existance!

    So you can pretty much bet that over half the people that did watch RE, was never really into it or never heard or it.....or thought RE4 was the best game out of the series.


    As for a Lost Planet movie.....I would watch that, though the game had just plain aweful controls. I liked alot about the game but the controls for it.....were just......eww.

    You better fix it in LP2 Capcom.
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      Drogo Baggins Feb 28, 09
      I still say that the RE movies mostly profited from fans of the games...

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