Capcom's Corporate Officer Toshihiro Tokumaru has revealed that the giant publisher is doing all it can to make sure Lost Planet movie would be on bar with Hollywood blockbusters.
"Speaking of Lost Planet, that project will cost somewhere between 150 and 200 million dollars to make. The producer on the project is Avi Arad, producer of Spider-Man," Tokumaru said. "I think that it is because of our original IPs that we are able to try something so ambitious."
To put it in perspective, the highest movie budget to date was Spider Man 3's which cost $258 million; Spider Man 2 and Titanic cost $200 million each and The Dark Knight cost $185 million.
Tokumaru then revealed that the movie will feature a story that goes well beyond the bare-boned plot shown in the game.
"When the game creators at Capcom develop a game, they think about everything from the main characters to the setting, which makes it easy to bring our games to the big screen. In game-making, we consider the main character's upbringing, interpersonal relationships, and their place in time. But in a game we can only show a cross-section of that," he explained. "In Lost Planet for example, we can show the game's protagonist on a distant planet fighting against various foes, but we can't really show his interpersonal relationships. By developing that part of it on the movie screen, we can add substance to that world and expand it."