Upcoming 'Hawken' feature film likened to modern day 'Star Wars'

Fans of mechs will be delighted to hear that indie free-to-play walking tank shooter Hawken is getting not just a graphic novel and web video series to augment the game's fiction, but also a feature film.

Fans of mechs will be delighted to hear that indie free-to-play walking tank shooter Hawken is getting not just a graphic novel and web video series to augment the game's fiction, but also a feature film.

Quietly announced during a San Diego Comic Con panel on the franchise's graphic novel, the feature film will be penned by Dan Jevons and helmed by Bandito Bros' Scott Waugh, who directed Act of Valor.

"The trilogy of films that we are mapping out already is so mind blowing," Waugh said during the panel. "I'm hoping to bring the best action sci-fi film that hasn't been on earth in a long time.

"Star Wars was then ... Hawken is now."

The graphic novel, web series and movie will all draw from the still-to-be-released video game's story bible, Shannon Gerritzen, public relations manager for Meteor Entertainment, told Polygon.

"Each covers a different time in the story of Hawken," she said. "The point is for them to compliment the game."

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