Roger Avary will return to the world of video games for an upcoming project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Silent Hill scribe will write and direct a film based on the Castle Wolfenstein first-person shooter game franchise.
The Wolfenstein series launched from Muse Software for the Apple II way back in 1981. It began life as stealth-based shooter, but morphed into a first person shooter with the 1992 installment Wolfenstein 3D. The games find a soldier at Castle Wolfenstein, one of Hitler’s strongholds during World War II. As you traverse various levels, you encounter Nazi SS soldiers as well as mutated monsters. The Samuel Hadida-produced film will focus on many of these elements.
“With Roger at the helm, we expect everyone will join us for a wild and fun cinematic ride that will grab contemporary film audiences with the same irreverent, hip, over-the-top approach that Roger brought to Pulp Fiction and the other films he has either written or directed,” Hadida said. “It is a big action adventure but also strongly character driven and based on a very solid story.”
Avary first gained fame collaborating with Quentin Tarantino on his earliest films, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, before branching out on his own to write and direct The Rules of Attraction among other projects. This will be Avary’s first writing and directing job since Rules and its companion film Glitterati, which came out in 2002 and 2004 respectively.