Tag Archives: Jerry Bruckheimer
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | 16:10 GMT
With Viacom getting out of the gaming business, and selling Harmonix off to the highest bidder, the move to exit the industry may put Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s intended videogame plans in jeopardy.
Sat, May 01, 2010 | 15:30 BST
Looks like the rumblings over Jerry Bruckheimer making two films based around videogames has started shaking the stratosphere again.
While no word has been heard on either film for quite some time, i09 sat down with Alien Wars’ screenwriter Eric Heisserer, who confirmed that things were still moving along.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010 | 12:53 BST
Hollywood hotshot Jerry Bruckheimer reckons games are on the cusp of proper photo-realism. A decade-long cusp, but a cusp nonetheless.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 | 20:43 BST
Jerry Bruckheimer, him that does movies and such, has offered his opinion on why movies adapted from videogames usually bomb at the box office.
Sat, Mar 06, 2010 | 16:41 GMT
Disney and Bruckheimer put out a new trailer for The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time recently, and it’s posted below the break courtesy of D’toid.
It’s a longer version of the one shown during the Super Bowl, and towards the end it starts to descend into a bit of a chick flick with the “interaction” between the Prince and his lady friend. Seems par for the course with just about any movie these days – to make a movie releasable it has to have a love interest to draw the ladies in, we reckon.
Anyway, enough of our bitchy opinions – the movie does look like it will be a massive epic. Good for Bruckheimer. He needs the money you know. Poor fella.
It’s out May 28, with the new PoP: The Forgotten Sands game being released May 18 and 20 in the US and Europe. Wii users get the original game with the new one for free.
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 02:12 GMT
Yeah, you’re probably thinking: “Isn’t that the whole point of a movie trailer?” Really though, how many trailers have coaxed you into actual excitement about a videogame-based movie? Yeah. This Prince of Persia teaser is a landmark event in the histories of both film and gaming.
Shame about Jake Gyllenhaal’s face, though. We thought real actors were supposed to be more expressive than videogame characters.
Check out the full thing after the break!
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 | 18:33 BST
Entertainment Tonight spoke with Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of Prince of Persia in Morocco and its souds as if he would be keen to do a sequel if asked.
Of course, no one says “no” to Jerry Bruckheimer. No one. Right, Johnny Depp?
The full interview, of sorts, is posted after the break and it’s actually pretty decent.
Nice scenery anyway.
Movie’s out May 28, 2010 in the US and UK.
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 15:48 BST
Jerry Bruckheimer inked a deal with MTV Games back in 2007, and the company is hoping Bruckheimer’s expertise in getting women viewers for his television shows and movies will spill-over into gaming.
Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks wants Bruckheimer to take MTV “out of its comfort zone of rhythmic gaming like The Beatles: Rock Band” and attract more females.
“I hope that Jerry takes us to more adventurous places around storytelling in gaming,” Toffler told GamesRadar. “I see more of a connection to women coming to gaming as being a spark for Jerry Bruckheimer’s style of storytelling coming to gaming. Gaming is really starting to explode with women, particularly story-driven games like The Sims. I think Jerry has managed to bring both men and women into his storytelling from Pirates of the Caribbean to National Treasure.
“He does a great blend of action in storytelling and moving narrative forward.”
On that note, narrative is why Bruckheimer thinks that eventually movie/game adaptions will work.
“I couldn’t tell you that,” he said when asked why adaptions bomb at the box office. “They just haven’t quite captured the imagination of the audience yet, but they will. I think it will definitely happen, whether we do it or other people do it.”
Bruckheimer is behind the Prince of Persia movie adaption, which should draw a few women to the theater, seeing as Jake Gyllenhaal will be shirtless most of the way through it.
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 12:54 BST
Jerry Bruckheimer Game Studio has signed Jay Cohen, ex-senior vice president of publishing at Ubisoft US, and Jim Veevaert, executive publisher of Halo 3.
The studio’s aim is to develop new IPs across games, TV and film.
External development teams will be used. The first Bruckheimer products will appear in three to five years.
There’s an interview with Cohen and Veevaert on Edge.
Mon, Mar 02, 2009 | 22:52 GMT
Variety’s reporting that ex-Ubisoft boss Jay Cohen’s moved to MTV Games and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ JV.
The outfit was formed in 2007, and has been quiet on potential projects since then.
More through there.
Tue, Nov 04, 2008 | 20:43 GMT
SCEE’s announced another PSN film thing, this time in the form of Shoot!, a series of free downloadable short films from up-and-coming directors.
Six Hollywood executive producers (including Jerry Bruckheimer) each chose an upcoming director “from their own country to mentor for the project.”
The films will be downloadable on November 13. More on PS3F.
Wed, May 21, 2008 | 16:11 BST
According to this Hollywood Reporter story, Jake Gyllenhaal has now been confirmed for the leading role in the upcoming Prince of Persia film.
He’ll play alongside Gemma Arterton in the Jerry Bruckheimer adaptation.
The movie’s plot is based on The Sands of Time. Expect to see it next year.