Castle Wolfenstein movie goes into production, Roger Avary attached to write and direct

A feature film adaptation of Return to Castle Wolfenstein is underway at Panorama Media with director/writer Roger Avary of Pulp Fiction and Killing Zoe fame at the helm, reports Collider.

The announcement was made at the American Film Market today. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D's Samuel Hadida will produce the supernatural action adventure film, which will be made "in the vein of Captain America and Inglourious Basterds."

Castle Wolfenstein's story centers on a young US Army Captain and British Special Agent on their mission to infiltrate Castle Wolfenstein, where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is planning to unveil a new secret weapon. At the castle, the pair will go up against Himmler's SS Paranormal Division and battle to prevent the Nazi's from turning the tides of war in their favor.

Hadida secured rights to Return to Castle Wolfenstein in 2007 with Avary then-eyed to write and direct. Hadida produced the 2006 Silent Hill film, which Avary wrote.

"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," said Hadida in a statement. "It is a big action adventure but also strongly character driven and based on a very solid story."

"I've been playing the Wolfenstein games since I was a kid, and feel that their outlandish sensibility has deeply influenced my own writing and directing throughout my career," said Avary. "I have always thought Wolfenstein, transformed and opened for the screen to wider audiences not familiar with the games, would be a major cinematic experience, which is why I introduced it to Samuel. He bought the rights, and I could not be happier that we are now embarking on this adventure."

Update: This post originally indicated that the Castle Wolfenstein movie was to be based on Muse Software's 1981 game Castle Wolfenstein. The story has been corrected and updated throughout to reflect its ties to 2001 game Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

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