This announcement was bound to happen sooner or later: the hit PlayStation 3 open-world superhero game “inFAMOUS” is in the early stages to become a movie.
I think I just heard the mass wave of groans after people just read that news. The film is of course being handled by Sony Pictures and Avi and Ari Arad, who are also producing the "Uncharted" movie, will be producing ‘inFAMOUS.” I guess Avi and Ari are officially onboard the video game bandwagon and I wonder what other properties they have in mind to adapt.
Screenwriter Sheldon Turner has been hired to write the film and I’m interested to see what direction he takes the story since the game was pretty solid in that respect. Turner’s previous work includes “The Longest Yard” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.” That’s not exactly the best resume but considering Turner has a comic book coming out from Top Cow perhaps he is the man for the job to adapt the superhero tale that is “inFAMOUS.”
Obviously it’s a bit too early to go into panic mode and proclaim that the movie is doomed. For all we know the movie may not ever be greenlit for production and this could merely be Sony trying to see which IP of theirs would work best as a movie. I do have to say that it’s nice to see Sony Pictures finally take advantage of the some the video game properties as there are a few that would definitely make awesome movies, Killzone and Ratchet & Clank to come mind.
So is anyone hyped to see an “inFAMOUS” movie or would you rather have the adventures of Cole and friends in Empire City mainly stick to the PlayStation 3?
[Via Hollywood Reporter]