With popular video game franchises like Uncharted going to the silver screen, one might assume Sucker Punch's inFamous is on deck.
And while that will always remain a possibility, it's really the furthest thing from the developer's mind right now…despite the fact that a script has already been written. In speaking to CVG , inFamous 2 producer Brian Fleming said he knew a script had been in place for two years, but we're still a long ways off from seeing Cole in movie theaters. Said Fleming:
"I don't know, I get asked this question a lot and I should have been prepared for it but the reality is I'm a video games guy and I know there's been Uncharted and Halo and there was even a script written for an inFamous movie two years ago.
It feels like we're still infinitely far away from having an inFamous movie. Could it happen? Absolutely it could happen. Will it happen? I'm pretty sceptical, I don't know."
Fleming seems a little leery about it, to be honest. He said he's heard "weird rumors about one of these video game movies where they changed the character to a guy so that they could cast this actor." His reaction ("What the heck is going on?") is understandable, and we agree that it's disrespectful to the game.
And when all is said and done, Fleming says he doesn't know anything about film; he knows about "making games." He'd only be excited because of the life experience but beyond that, it seems someone in Hollywood would have to do a lot of convincing to get inFamous on the big screen.