Brad Pitt's Plan B Developing Dark Void Video Game Movie
by Alex Billington
November 19, 2009
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?