Let me be frank for one second partner, I love this fan film! Today’s the 17th of February and that means Red Dead Redemption: Seth’s Gold has been released. I’d like to congratulate Zapruder Pictures with the release of the film. If you’ve been following these guys on Twitter or Facebook you’d know how much effort these guys have put in this project. Before you start watching it by clicking either the read more button or the banner on the top of this page, let me explain to you why this movie does so much right. Hollywood, you listening? Please take notice. Seth’s Gold is not just based on the game it was inspired by. Instead, the creators actually picked key scenes of the game, acted them out and filmed them. It features look-a-like actors with voices similar to the game’s and original composed music (a tad different and yet familiar sounding). The production values on this for a fan film, the amounts of detail you’ll see on screen, it’s insane. Last but not least, it also features a particular game mechanic in which time slows down. Go watch it. NOW!
A few days ago, a first trailer for the upcoming movie based on the Hitman franchise dubbed “Hitman: Agent 47″ was released. You can watch the trailer below. If you’ve played the Hitman games, what do you think of the movie judging by the trailer? Personally, I think it looks to be a decent action movie but 47 is blowing his Silent Assassin rating for this mission. Nonetheless I’m excited to see it. The movie’s plot according to the official website:
HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
August 2014. A few days after Gamescom. Remedy showed real-time gameplay footage of Quantum Break to the world the very first time. It was one of the center pieces of the show and had people talking about it for days. Absolutely stunning. 2015 is the year Quantum Break will release but it also marks the 20th anniversary of Remedy Entertainment. All these occasions led me to contact Remedy for an interview. As you can imagine, with a new blockbuster IP coming up, the stakes are high and these people put in a lot of effort. So it took a few days before it was settled. However, I was granted permission to interview some prominent members of the Remedy team.
First up: Matias Myllyrinne, CEO of Remedy. Click the read more button to read Part 1.
Zapruder Pictures, well known in the Max Payne community for the Max Payne: Walhalla fan film, have released a trailer for their upcoming film Red Dead Redemption: Seth’s Gold. Watch the amazing trailer below and notice how high these guys raise the bar for fan created films. The production values on this project are insanely high for the budget these guys had to work with (budget was crowd funded) and so the film features all kind of details and nods to the classic western game of the same title, created by Rockstar Games.