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Tonight is the premiere of the XIII movie, based on this game:
(Well actually it's based on the comic book but who's checking?)
The game was a cel-shaded first person shooter, very cinematic for its time, with panels appearing for certain kills and visual onomatopoeias to mimic the comic book experience. The plot revolves around an amnesiac,
accused of being involved in a plot to assassinate the President, and he's being hunted down by this guy:
No, not David Hasslehoff.
Not Gary Coleman either.
This is the first time that a video game movie is direct-to-TV. Not even the Uwe Boll movies have that distinct honor.
But maybe this one might be good, and could pave the way for more low-budget but true-to-source adaptations of video game movies. We may finally see movies that would never have a chance if it was pitched for theatres.
What do you think? Will you be catching XIII tonight?
I will, but I will be missing the sultry voice of David Duchovny.