Wesley Snipes Developing Videogames From Prison

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Wesley Snipes Developing Videogames From Prison

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A lengthy jail sentence won't stop Wesley Snipes from creating a videogame.

What's Blade star Wesley Snipes spending his time on while currently serving a three year jail sentence for tax-related crimes? Making a videogame, that's what.

Jail can't stop a true businessman, and one of the businesses Snipes' has chosen to operate from the slammer is the development of a videogame. It might not be as exciting as running a crime empire from the inside, but it's similar. He's enlisted Lapland Studio for the task, which recently finished a title called Lead the Meerkats for WiiWare.

Lapland's collaboration with Snipes is decidedly different than its game about groups of furry mammals. It's called Julius Styles: The International and follows Snipes in the main role as Julius Styles, an international "facilitator" in a world of "money, power, sex and murder." Sounds like a fun world except for that last thing.

Snipes says Styles is inspired by his characters from movies such as Passenger 57 and Art of War. He believes the game will offer something for "both the mind game strategist and the kick-ass special ops warrior lover," and will "expand on the cool, sexy, diverse sometimes scary, and often bizarre world and people I've had the pleasure to spend time with." So it'll apparently be a cool, sexy, diverse, sometimes scary, bizarre, kick-ass, strategic brawler that will require use of both "street knowledge survival skills" and "academic intellect and spiritual intuition." Something tells me either the development team or PR team needs a little more focus.

Also associated with development are Elstree Studio Productions and Red 27 Films. Lapland, the two film-based entities, and Snipes plan to deliver multiple stories in the Julius Styles: The International universe. The action/strategy title's first episode is planned for release in June 2011 as an iOS and Mac App Store exclusive, but will come to Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, WiiWare, and Android Marketplace afterward. It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms.

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Elstree! I live not too far from there :D (I actually used to 'work' close to there).

OT: I didn't expect Mr Snipes to be doing something like this

"It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms."

I lol'd. That was great.

it seems like a pile of **** to me.

Write blade 4 in prison not a video game.

Games like this are bad they come from someone who has no experiance and often very little time to play games.

I am sure it will be great?

Going on anything that Snipes has been involved with since the last Blade instalment, I'm predicting it's going to suck so hard it's going to put the vacuum boys out of business.

Is there nothing washed-up actors can't violate? There should be a law against this.

EDIT: If it's better than Richard Machinko's Spec Warrrior/Hairy chested SEAL-biter I'll be surprised.

Trogdor1138:
"It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms."

I lol'd. That was great.

Until you realize a carton will run you 40 bucks. :p

so Wesley Snipes is making a video game?? Yeah this game is going to suck balls.

From the team that brought you Lead to meerkats for Wiiware comes the hard hitting action packed game designed by Wesley Snipes. I'm lolling, I hear Michael Bay is gonna direct a romantic comedy next.

Will it teach me how to defraud the IRS too? *OH SNAP*

Anyone else who thinks this sounds absolutely terrible?

Wait, Wesley Snipes is in prison? I completely forgot about him. Anywhy, this game sounds like a bad GTA clone, and I'm willing to bet money it will end up a bad GTA clone with painfully bad production value. Then again, it's first release will be on the iPhone, so...yea, guess I'm already proven right.

Trogdor1138:
"It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms."

I lol'd. That was great.

That's a steal given they didn't specify a brand. If you're not picky, a carton of cigarettes can be found for 25 bucks here in the US. When I was in Iraq, I could get a carton for less than 10.

I like the concept... I hope it's good.

Tom Goldman:
It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms.

Ooh low blow Tom. Oh wait he's in prison for a reason, never mind fuck him.

matrix3509:
Will it teach me how to defraud the IRS too? *OH SNAP*

awesome :D

ProtoChimp:

Tom Goldman:
It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms.

Ooh low blow Tom. Oh wait he's in prison for a reason, never mind fuck him.

Thats actually not far off the mark. Cigs around where I live cost around $60 a carton. It fluctuates sometimes, but you get the idea.

Rationalization:
From the team that brought you Lead to meerkats for Wiiware comes the hard hitting action packed game designed by Wesley Snipes. I'm lolling, I hear Michael Bay is gonna direct a romantic comedy next.

That movie will end with the 2 lovers kissing in front of a nuclear explosion.
Is it bad to think when i read the title"But we already have a manhunt 1 and 2"

how about in jail you arent allowed to do shit that you can do on the outside? because i think jail is supposed to be a punishment, not a buisness oppourtunity

First day purchase!

brodie21:
how about in jail you arent allowed to do shit that you can do on the outside? because i think jail is supposed to be a punishment, not a buisness oppourtunity

Now that you mention it, how can he develop a video game while he's in jail?

I had to read through this twice. Kept replacing "Julius Styles" with "Julia Stiles" in my head.
If anything, that could be an improvement! Maybe she changed her career after the Bourne Identity films and became an "international "facilitator" in a world of "money, power, sex and murder."

Unhappy Crow:

brodie21:
how about in jail you arent allowed to do shit that you can do on the outside? because i think jail is supposed to be a punishment, not a buisness oppourtunity

Now that you mention it, how can he develop a video game while he's in jail?

by mail probably, or the developers visit him, or by internet

DSK-:

OT: I didn't expect Mr Snipes to be doing something like this

It's an improvement over prison rape.

I think I need to get sent to prison so I can start my retardly unfocused game making career.

Free wesley!

Starke:

Trogdor1138:
"It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms."

I lol'd. That was great.

Until you realize a carton will run you 40 bucks. :p

Its hard to put a price on avoiding prison rape ;)

I don't get how all these celebrities are getting in trouble with the IRS. Seriously how do they spend all that money and have NOTHING left to pay taxes with?

I think the jail sentence should be for stupidity not tax evasion.

thiosk:
Free wesley!

Starke:

Trogdor1138:
"It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms."

I lol'd. That was great.

Until you realize a carton will run you 40 bucks. :p

Its hard to put a price on avoiding prison rape ;)

...no, it's easy, $40. :p

Trogdor1138:
"It'll be priced at one carton of cigarettes on all platforms."

I lol'd. That was great.

QFT

Best laugh I've had all week.

D Moness:

Rationalization:
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That movie will end with the 2 lovers kissing in front of a nuclear explosion.
Is it bad to think when i read the title"But we already have a manhunt 1 and 2"

Not in Aus we don't. :P Manhunt is of course banned for retail. -.-

I disapprove though, they canceled work on the next Blade because Snipes was in prison. If he can make a game, he can make a Blade. After all this Twilight nonsense, I need to see me some dead vampires in high def.

Or a decent vampire movie. Nice work with the cig comment btw.

brodie21:
how about in jail you arent allowed to do shit that you can do on the outside? because i think jail is supposed to be a punishment, not a buisness oppourtunity

Oh, you didn't get the memo? It's five star, gym, running field, etc. All food and drink provided. Any education you may receive such as a bachelors degree is paid for by the state.

Dude, prisoners in general are better off than we are. I considered for a moment pulling some stunt with a gun to get me thrown in jail to get my degree, then remembered I needed a security clearance thing. But law is perfect for cons.

Cyberjester:
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brodie21:
how about in jail you arent allowed to do shit that you can do on the outside? because i think jail is supposed to be a punishment, not a buisness oppourtunity

Oh, you didn't get the memo? It's five star, gym, running field, etc. All food and drink provided. Any education you may receive such as a bachelors degree is paid for by the state.

Dude, prisoners in general are better off than we are. I considered for a moment pulling some stunt with a gun to get me thrown in jail to get my degree, then remembered I needed a security clearance thing. But law is perfect for cons.

......i hate this place

Round but square, soft but rough?

I'm either hating or loving that poster. I can't tell.

look political conservatives! more tenuous and unjustifiable evidence that video games cause younguns to do crime!

This article was really confusing for me, because in so many Wesley Snipes movies, he's framed for something or an ex-con.

Ashcrexl:
look political conservatives! more tenuous and unjustifiable evidence that video games cause younguns to do crime!

You sir, are a fuckin' genius. That's brilliant. Fortunately you don't seem to be using your powers for evil... :p

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