The iconic first-person shooter “Serious Sam” could be made into a movie, according to infamous Russian actor, producer, director and bodybuilder Alexander Nevsky. In a recent social media post, Nevsky announced that he was in talks at the European Film Market (EFM) to bring the adaptation to the international market.
“Seeing all the hatred and negativity being spread across the international and Russian media, I think it’s time to get back to the development of the movie ‘Serious Sam’ (or ‘Cool Nevsky’) and bring some positivity!” the actor wrote, adding that he was discussing the project with international distributors at the EFM.
Наблюдая жесть и Негатив, которыми переполнены и Российские сми, я понимаю, что пора вернуться к разработке разработке фильма #серьезныйсэм (или- #крутойневский)) and добавить позитива! Именно этот проект я обсуждал вчера с международными дистрибьюторами на кинођкры E! pic.twitter.com/Xq18GpwQdJ
— Alexander Nevsky (@NevskyAlexandr) February 18, 2022
In Russia, Alexander Nevsky is a notorious media personality who has been the focus of quite a few memes over the years for his gritty workout videos and even more heinous action movies, most of which he directed and starred in. .
He often bills himself as the “Russian Schwarzenegger” and positions himself as Russia’s biggest action star, but many see him as a joke at this point and his films are considered low-quality B-movies, which many describe as “so bad, they’re good.
Throughout his career, Nevsky has also been featured in several Western films, alongside Wesley Snipes, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, Oleg Taktarov, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and others. However, most of his projects have been both critical and commercial failures, with most of the films he has been involved in including titles like ‘Showdown in Manila’, ‘Moscow Heat’, ‘Black Rose’ (qu ‘he also directed) and ‘Maximum Impact’ – earning just over 2/10 ratings.
At this point, there’s no information on the announced project for ‘Serious Sam’ or if it will actually move into production, but Nevsky insists he’s in talks with someone at the EFM. – which is the industry’s third largest market for filmmakers, held alongside the Berlinale film festival each year.
The “Serious Sam” franchise has been a cult classic in the FPS genre since it was first released on Microsoft Windows in 2001. Interest in the property has been revived recently after the franchise’s latest installment – “Serious Sam 4” premiered in September. 2020 and a standalone expansion, “Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem” was released in January 2022.
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