December 3, 2012
Our video game to movie dream list
By Steve Tilley, QMI Agency

Jeremy Renner, left, Emily Blunt, centre, and Liam Neeson, right. (WENN.COM file photos)

Are video game movies about to come of age?

While flicks like Wreck-It Ralph and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World have wrapped their stories around video game pop culture, movies adapted directly from our joystick-jigglin' digital diversions still tend to range from mediocre to outright awful.

There's hope on the horizon, however. The movie production arm of video game giant Ubisoft has two game-based films in the works with talented stars attached - Assassin's Creed, with Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) as the titular time-hopping hitman, and Splinter Cell, starring Tom Hardy (Inception) as super-spy Sam Fisher.