Reports of a movie based on the Wolfenstein series (specifically, based on Return to Castle Wolfenstein) date back to 2002, but only recently has development appeared to accelerate. Roger Avary, co-writer of Pulp Fiction, is writing the script.
In a chat with Eurogamer, id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead said, "With the writer's strike it took so long to get underway and Roger Avary, the writer, had a commitment that was in line before working the Wolfenstein stuff, but I've recently been in contact with Roger and he's actually working on the script right now." Hollenshead added, "There's some contract provisions and if they don't have certain things done within a certain period of time they can't just sit on the rights forever and not use them."
Avary was hired in August 2007 to write and direct a Return to Castle Wolfenstein movie for Davis Films, but he was arrested and jailed for manslaughter after a DUI led to the death of a passenger in a car wreck. He has since been released.