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Heavenly Sword CGI movie trailer seeks vengeance

Video game film adaptations emerge and disappear like wisps of smoke, but it looks like the cinematic retelling of Nariko's quest for vengeance is still burning bright.

Sony and Blockade Entertainment announced today on the PlayStation Blog that the Heavenly Sword feature film will arrive on digital distribution services and in select theatres in spring 2014, almost seven years after the game hit shelves.


Actress Anna Torv will reprise her role as Nariko as she seeks vengeance on the tyrannical King Bohan. Torv has gained fame for her starring role in television series Fringe since the release of the original game.

The film was screened earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, where Blockade said it was met with a positive reaction. The Ratchet & Clank film is still planned to hit theaters in 2015.

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6 comments

  • taokaka - October 31, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    Maybe nostalgia is blinding me but I remember that heavenly sword had amazing visuals for the time and these don't seem to be as impressive as those in the 2007 game. But I'd still love to see Kai again so this is going straight onto my to watch list.
  • GOD - October 31, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    I like Alfred Molina (Doc Oc), but could they really not get Andy Serkis back? And as someone else said, why no mocap??
  • Temperance11 - October 31, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    Sooooooo...its an non-interactive version of a $5 game that features none of the original (and fantastic) motion capturing or actors. Why did this need to be made?
  • mbavalo - October 31, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    I'm sold... they just need to do a graphical upgrade and they'll completely have me
  • GenderBender_9000 - October 31, 2013 9:51 a.m.

    I hope the movie does well. I really liked the game. But I can't see it doing very well. Just because this "franchise" only has one game, and it came out nearly a decade ago. Do people even still care about Heavenly Sword?
  • StrayGator - October 31, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    one word review: Unappealing. i liked the game, i just don't think that it's good movie material.

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