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Brad Pitt's Plan B Developing Dark Void Video Game Movie

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November 19, 2009

Dark Void

Have video game movies finally started to get to a point where a high profile star like Brad Pitt can lead them? Variety announces that Pitt's company Plan B and Reliance Big Pictures have purchased the rights to the video game Dark Void from Capcom. They will be developing a feature film based on the game as a potential franchise and starring vehicle for Pitt. The game isn't even out - it'll hit shelves in January for all systems (Xbox, PS3, PC). “As a game, Dark Void was developed with a wide-screen mentality – a world full of adventure presented in cinematic scope and scale,” Capcom senior VP Germaine Gioia said of the game.

Dark Void centers on a a cargo pilot named Will who, after crashing in the Bermuda Triangle, ends up in a parallel universe where a band of humans must fight an alien threat they had long been thought extinct. Will and the other humans are outmanned but have a number of weapons and powers to help them beat back the alien incursion. You can see a screenshot from the game above and it does look pretty damn cool. Pitt and Co. haven't gone so far as to setup distribution plans yet, so we're not sure how far out this is. They probably need to get a script written and director attached first before they put this into pre-production. Thoughts?

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  • lego
    this game will be pretty cool. i have a lot of hope that i will be very good. regardless, it may not be such a bad idea to actually start developing a movie from a game before it even comes out. don't recall that being done before. hope it works out for both parties
  • lego
    *that 'it' will be very good
  • Vic
    Never heard of this game, and I'm a gamer/pc enthusiast.
  • AC
    the character looks like the rocketeer on steriods, but it could be a cool concept. it sounds like it relates slightly to planet of the apes story but with aliens. i think pitt can pull it off though.
  • Jambi
    I just saw gameplay footage of this game 2 weeks back. It looks awesome, very innovative gameplay, cool story... could make for a good movie. And as much as I hate to say it, I could see Pitt in this role.
  • Cody
    What #3 said never even heard of this...going to IGN right now actually.
  • subcelsious
    heard of it but doesn't give me a hardon like gears of war or modern warefare.
  • I think the movie would succeed over the game. Game looks like it has fun physics and concept, but I feel it would get repetitive halfway through. Film production and cinematography of the film has tons of potential and could draw a large amount of audiences in as a summer blockbuster.
  • Kyle
    If you have not heard of this game then you don't follow games very well.
  • Hedgehog
    I second #9. If you've EVER been to gamespot you should have heard of this game. Lol.. Looks, interesting but I'm not pondering getting a pre-order yet.
  • @1 Agent in Place, Blacklight, and Dante's Inferno are all film adaptations in development that have been announced before the game is released. Agent in Place has a director (Jose Padilha of Bus 174 fame) and screenwriter (Braulio Mantovani, Academy Award nominated for City of God) attached while the game is still in development. Blacklight was announced as a film years and years ago (before the game was even in development), but still does not have a release date. The game is being developed by Zombie Studios, with Fox Atomic taking over the rights for the film. Dante's Inferno is a game that was being bid on by four major studios back in October 2008 (http://www.internapse.com/gamestofilm/news.php?id=1602) with an animated film and feature film in development. The animated film trailer was just released actually, while the game is still in development. So, announcing a film adaptation before a game is released isn't uncommon, but as of yet, none of the movies have been released or even started development.
  • Edit: Blacklight was recently announced in March 2009. The film I was thinking of that has been in development for years and years was to be called "Backwater". However, Blacklight is still an example of a film that is in development while the game has not yet been released.
  • Edit #2: Just to be thorough, and because there is no edit option, Backwater was a project in development by Flint and John Platten, but was sold to Dimension. It was shot in the Fall of 2005 and released as Venom. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428251/) Anyways, back to the original topic. Sorry for the confusion.

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