inFamous is a great game. Not as much fun as Prototype, perhaps, but I still played through the damn thing twice and got a platinum medal on it just because it’s so addictive. It’s been a huge hit for Sony and one of the few exclusive games that make owning a PS3 a good idea.
Now it’s going to be a movie. Sony Pictures picked up a pitch from Turner to adapt Sucker Punch’s game into a film, for seven electrified figures. Avi and Ari Arad (say that five times fast) are producing, which makes this the second PS3-exclusive adaptation they’re currently working on- the first being Uncharted. It’s going to be written by Sheldon Turner, writer of The Longest Yard, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, and a bunch of other upcoming films like X-Men Origins: Magneto. Hrm.
The game places you in the free running-shoes of a bike messenger named Cole McGrath who is suckered into delivering a bomb that explodes in a fit of electricity and takes a lot of the city with it. He wakes up and finds out that he’s got electric powers, which you can use for good or evil in a very ridiculously black or white way. It’ll be interesting to see what route the film takes, although the game didn’t really deviate in either path.
“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,” Turner said. “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.”
Guess he doesn’t play many games. I really wish the game focused on an underachiever. Sure he’s told that he’s one by his girlfriend in the game, but he spends every waking second climbing around buildings and electrocuting gang members- not exactly a slacker. If he was a real underachiever you’d have to play a minigame just to get up in the morning, and perhaps resist not going back to sleep every few minutes.
Any way, more as we hear it.
Via The Hollywood Reporter