Videogame ‘Lost Planet’ is being prepped for a big screen adaptation.
David Hayter, who is coming off the Zack Snyder-directed pic ‘Watchmen,’ will pen the screenplay.
Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul will produce through Seaside Entertainment, the shingle they formed to produce fantasy fare.
‘Lost Planet,’ which was released in Japan in late 2006 and North America in early 2007, has sold over 2 million units. A sequel is believed to be in the works.
The game revolves around an expedition to an ice planet that harbors an energy source with the potential to save mankind.
Hayter, who is well known to gamers for voicing Solid Snake in Konami’s hit ‘Metal Gear Solid’ vgame series, has had a long association with Avi Arad from the days when the producer ran the film arm of Marvel Comics. Hayter scripted many early drafts of superhero movies for Arad, but is best known for his script work on ‘X-Men’ and ‘X2.’