The latest Lego version of a cinematic success, Lego Harry Potter, is appearing in the shops over the next few days, and to mark the occasion Warner Bros. have released a trailer detailing what can be expected from the game.
Coming out on Nintendo Wii, DS, PlayStation 2 & 3, PSP, Xbox 360 and PC, the game sees Harry and friends make their way through the various adventures detailed within the first four JK Rowling books. All of this occurs within a typical Lego style, with building blocks flying to and fro as heroes and villains encounter each other in-and-around Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Though now part of a Lego video game family that includes
Star Wars, Batman
novels are certainly not the first to find themselves reborn in both cinematic and video game form.
Lord Of The Rings
Online has started trialling a free-to-play mode, and
The Chronicles of Narnia
stories have been given video-game tie-ins when they started hitting the
big screen from 2005 onwards.
The post-apocalyptic S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games were heavily influenced by Andrei Tarkovsky’s
, which in turn heavily drew upon Strugastskys’