Its "vaguely futuristic retro world" should appeal thanks to the success of Marvel's Captain America. Avary says Wolfenstein's "outlandish sensibility has deeply influenced" his works over the years.
The makers behind the Castle Wolfenstein movie describe it as an action adventure similar in approach as Captain America and Inglorious Basterds.
It focuses on a young US army captain working with a British intelligence agent whom are assigned a top secret mission to Castle Wolfenstein. It's here they learn of Hitler's diabolical plans for a new deadly weapon, and they must do everything they can to thwart Himmler's SS Paranormal Division.
"With Roger at the helm, we expect everyone will join us for a wild and fun cinematic ride that will grab contemporary film audiences with the same irreverent, hip, over the top approach that Roger brought to Pulp Fiction and the other films he has either written or directed," said producer Samuel Hadida.
"It is a big action adventure but also strongly character driven and based on a very solid story."
"The film involves a classic assault on the bad guys, who are nominally Nazis, more evocative of Inglorious Basterds than the actual World War 2," continued Hadida. "It is a vaguely futuristic retro world as fun as Captain America, which has recently been reintroduced to the world audience with great success."
Roger Avary is no stranger to the world of Wolfenstein - he's a long-time fan.
"I've been playing the Wolfenstein games since I was a kid," said the director, "and feel that their outlandish sensibility has deeply influenced my own writing and directing throughout my career."
"I have always thought Wolfenstein, transformed and opened for the screen to wider audiences not familiar with the games, would be a major cinematic experience, which is why I introduced it to Samuel. He bought the rights, and I could not be happier that we are now embarking on this adventure."
Roger Avary "could not be happier" to be working on Castle Wolfenstein flick
02 November 2012 | By Simon Priest