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Disney takes video games to the silver screen

- September 19th, 2012

Video games being adapted to the big screen is nothing new. Resident Evil: Retribution just hit theatres five days ago, and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is expected to be out in time for the Halloween-minded crowd.

But Disney has taken video games and their characters one step further in their film Wreck-It Ralph, due out Nov. 2, 2012. Featuring the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer, the story focuses around a vintage arcade game’s “bad guy” who wishes to reform his ways after 30 years of being Fix-It Felix’s antagonist.

A humourous self-help group features reprobates from the video game world — M. Bison, Zangief, Dr. Robotnik, Bowser, PacMan ghosts — helping Wreck-It Ralph (Reilly) be okay with his badness. Instead of returning to his game, he joins “Hero’s Duty”. Lynch provides the voice of Sergeant Calhoun, a Commander Shepard-like character (Mass Effect 3) who leads troops into battle.

Expect plenty of humour geared towards gamers, and cameos by Ryu, Sonic the Hedgehog and Q-Bert.

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1 comment

  1. MattD | September 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Besides The Hobbit, this is my most anticipated game of the year. Seems to have a “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” sorta vibe to it, cameo-wise at least.

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