Capcom pursuing new movie projects

Capcom has expressed its desire to adapt more of its videogame franchises to the big screen, revealing that the publisher is currently in talks with a number of leading Hollywood film studios.

“We are in the process of working out contracts for several offers we received at the Cannes Film Festival last week and hope to make an announcement soon,” said Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President of Capcom, during an interview with Bloomberg.

Tsujimoto added: “If realized, the projects will have a big impact on the game and movie industries… We want to do with games what Marvel did with comics.”

Commercially, Capcom’s most successful attempt at conquering the big screen has been its Resident Evil movie trilogy, which launched in 2002 with Resident Evil, and spawned two sequels; Resident Evil: Apocalypse in 2004, and Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007.

The publisher is currently working on a brand new CG film in the survival horror franchise, Resident Evil: Degeneration, which is currently scheduled for release some time in 2008.

Stay tuned.

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