Wolfenstein to smash its way to the box office

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Hollywood (CA) - Throwing its name into the pot of video game-based slasher horror flicks, Wolfenstein is heading to a big screen debut, according to trade publication Variety magazine.

The magazine reports that writer Roger Avary and producer Samuel Hadida will team up for the film.  The same duo also wrote and produced the recent Silent Hill movie based on the survival horror game series.

The picture has a tentative title of Return To Castle Wolfenstein, the same name as the most recent wave of games in the series, including an upcoming one for the PC and Xbox 360 that could potentially have a direct movie tie-in.

The flagship PC title, Wolfenstein 3D, celebrated its 15th anniversary in May.  The game was introduced by Id Software, which also created the PC game Doom, inspiring the 2005 film of the same name.