When it comes to video game-themed movies that aren't actually based on any existing video games, the list is pretty short. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Wreck-It Ralph, and the Sundance stinker Virtually Heroes come to mind, and it looks as if that niche subgenre is about to receive one more entry.
The Playlist reports that the team behind the apocalyptic love story Bellflower is teaming up for a follow-up feature called Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins that's inspired by side scrolling video games from the 1980s. Here's the official synopsis:
A turf war has been raging in Oldtown for generations. On one side, The Syndicate – an evil gang of crank-head misfits, who has been set on muscling the San Diego family out of the parcel of land they own in the center of town. On the other side, the San Diego family: Tony and Johnny – twin brothers, and their sister Salsa are the last of a bloodline that stretches back for generations. Their mother, father and brothers were all brutally murdered in a violent clash with The Syndicate years earlier. With their neighborhood becoming increasingly fearful, The Syndicate puts into action another evil advance on their family’s fading legacy by kidnapping Salsa – all hell breaks loose. The twins and their best friend Chuck Hank must decide whether to hand over the deed to their families land in order to save their sister or fight, the final fight!
Sounds insane, but if you've seen Bellflower, you know that these guys are capable of some excellent practical effects, so Chuck Hank could be a lot of fun. It looks unlike anything we've really seen before, but director Jonathan Keevil and stars Tyler Dawson and Evan Glodell (who's also producing) need your help to raise the money necessary for completing some of the movie's biggest set pieces. You can visit Coatwolf.com for more information, but check out their video below to get a glimpse of what we're in for if they reach their goal: