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Comic-Con panel to explore the future of video game film adaptations

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

A panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con will touch on the future of the video game movie adaptation, according to Deadline. Featured on that panel will be a host of producers and directors with experience creating cinematic video game adaptations — sometimes with mixed results.

The panel, titled, "Video Games to Movies: Is The Golden Age Upon Us?," will take place Thursday, July 18, at the Hilton Bayfront's Indigo Ballroom adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. Panelists will include producer Adrian Askarieh, whose Prime Universe is developing films based on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Kane and Lynch and Just Cause; Tim Miller of Blur Studio; Justin Marks, screenwriter of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-li; Pat O'Brien, vice president of EA Entertainment, which is developing Need for Speed and a movie based on the "Madden Curse;" Mortal Kombat Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen and others.

The panel will be moderated by Wall Street Journal staffer Ben Fritz, who specializes in film and video game business reporting.

San Diego Comic-Con will take place from July 17 to 21. Polygon will be in attendance covering all things video game-related from the show.

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