Did anybody else cringe when they read that headline? These days, just about every gamer is hoping their favorite title never gets butchered on the big screen, but unfortunately, because Hollywood ran out of original ideas a decade ago, just about every big video game is headed to the film world. Sorry.
According to The Hollywood Reporter , one of the best PlayStation 3 exclusives available will soon make the "infamous" jump to movies…yep, it's Sucker Punch's recently released gem, inFamous . It seems that screenwriter Sheldon Turner will be handling the storyline and character development duties, and we're looking at a seven-figure deal, too. If you're not familiar with the game in question (and shame on you if you're not), the protagonist goes by the name of Cole and is – for all intents and purposes – a modern day superhero. His body becomes infused with electricity that he can use as he sees fit, and it's his job to save the city from a spreading terror. He won't be revered by all, even if he makes all the right decisions; playing as Good or Evil is part of the fun in that game. Said Turner:
"What excited me most about the game was it was the first of which I've come across that had a big idea and a character arc. It is, I believe, the future of gaming. The game, while big and fun, is at its core a love ballad to the underachiever, which is what our hero, Cole McGrath, is."
Well, whatever. It's not that we're condemning the movie outright before we even see it, but based on history, we have difficulty getting our hopes up. We'd certainly like to think that a game like inFamous would make for an excellent film, but thus far, no game-turned-movie has really lived up to expectations. …guess all we can do is hope. The film probably won't be in theaters until some time in 2011.
Related Game(s): inFamous