Soon Wing Commander won't be the only Origin-created property to get the hollywood treatment - Crusader will be making the transition to the silver screen courtesy of Uwe Boll. The German director is famous for creating movies based on games, and even now is currently working on Dungeon Siege, Postal, and Far Cry movies. Crusader started life in the mid-90s as a third person isometric shooter for the PC, and centered on a main character known as a Silencer and his fight against a corrupt World Economic Consortium. Uwe had this to say on his website:
I'm really excited about being able to work on a Crusader movie. I had originally wanted to make a movie based around the exploits of the Boba Fett character, but George Lucas gave me hell. Then I remembered this game I used to play with an identical character and decided to make a movie on that. We're going to try and get someone heroic like Matthew Lillard to play the Bounty Hunter and he'll be fighting some very cool monsters. In the games you were always fighting robots, robots, robots, and so I said enough! The fans want to see beautiful women, so we are hiring many beautiful prostitutes to play the aliens. You will see, this will be the biggest thing yet.The movie, provisionally titled Crusader: No Shame, is slated for release in early 2009.