How awesome will the upcoming Lost Planet movie be? We'll use the only unbiased metric of filmmaking around: money. According to an interview with Capcom's Toshihiro Tokumaru, Lost Planet will deliver "between 150 and 200 million dollars" worth of awesome.

That makes the upcoming Lost Planet film about four times as awesome as Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li ($50 million budget), and about six times as awesome as the original Resident Evil movie ($32 million budget). In fact, Lost Planet will be as awesome, if not more awesome, than The Dark Knight ($185 million budget).

Produced by Avi Arad (Spider-Man) and written by David Hayter, this is easily Capcom's most ambitious film project yet. Let's hope the executives at Capcom understand how dangerous a big-budget film flop can be -- Square's Final Fantasy film represented some of the largest box office losses in history. To remind you of Capcom's "vision," we've included a trailer of the game, after the cut.

[Via VideoGamer.com]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.