Sony Adapting the inFAMOUS Video Game into a Movie

July 29, 2009


Either the video game movie trend is picking up again in the next few years, or this is just leftover news from Comic-Con. Sony Pictures has pre-emptively picked up a pitch to adapt the inFAMOUS video game into a feature film. inFAMOUS, which hit shelves last May, centers on bike messenger Cole MacGrath, who survives an explosion that destroys a large part of Empire City only to find that he has new electricity-derived super powers. The game, designed for Sony's PlayStation 3, allows the player to use his powers for good or evil, as MacGrath's karma affects how the city's people and infrastructure deal with him. Read on!

Screenwriter Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard, Up in the Air) will be writing the screenplay. Avi Arad and Ari Arad will produce. "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." I haven't personally played the game, however the photos from it look pretty cool and it sounds like a good concept. Of course, let's hope they do a good job adapting it, because most video game movies (still) suck.

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  • Big Boss
    That's crazy, cuz I just finished beating this game like a week ago and I told my cousin that they would probably convert this into a film--it's a dope enough game to translate into a movie, just as long as Hollywood doesn't royally f*ck it up (ahem, Max Payne!)
  • TigerClaw
    This could work as a movie since its a Superhero game, So they might as well do it as your typical Superhero movie.
  • Aureleus
    I hope Turner actually plays the game before he begins writing. I don't want another Doom.
  • nelson
    This is Something they should get Sam Worthington for he actually looks like the character
  • DoomCanoe
    this doesn't need to be a movie at all, and out of all the video games they could have chosen they picked this one?... lame
  • Jordan
    What happened to the Mass Effect film Avi Arad was interested in making? If any game had great potential to be a fantastic film, it's one fleshed out as much as Mass Effect.
  • Tra la la la la di da
    This game sucked and Max Payne was rather spot on to the game. For an adaptation, and the visuals, wow.
  • Jason Statham all over this! Reboot this mans career!
  • subcelsious5g
    Wow looks like sony is playing the movie card to get more Playstation 3's sold. Even though The XBox 360 has the 3 rings of death which happened to me twice i still back the 360. Sony shouldn't have tried to milk every1 when it first came out. Oh yea. the ps3 games .....they suck.
  • link1983
    Do it now! I Want it to happen I loved this game and the story will suit a film perfectly. Not too sure about the director. However the arad team should do this justice!
  • Darren
    the guy that plays dean in Dark Blue should play the lead
  • Tra la la la la di da
    Oh snap! You're right! Man that show is awesome. TNT and FX really started getting off their asses and making some good shows.
  • Greekgod
    The Game was so cooool hope the movie does well
  • Vold
    Why choose this game? Why not something like Fallout damnit.
  • nexgod2
    "It is, I believe, the future of gaming." "I haven't personally played the game, however the photos from it look pretty cool." "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." this clown shoe is gonna write the movie? prepare for suckfest.
  • Ben
    Sweet! I was thinking about this when I finished the game last month. You could do a trilogy, each island being a movie cause each island ends in an epic fashion. I think Jenson Ackles would be good as Cole.
  • Fisherr
    I loved the game hope the same for the movie.
  • Jacob
    I have did a actor comparison and I see Sam Worthington as playing the role of Cole McGrath in the "Infamous" movie or the option of two others that may come close to looks and voice; Jason Statham and Wenworth Miller. I'm a huge fan of "Infamous" and have achieved every trophy to see, and plus to know that these are the best picks for a Cole McGrath in the movie.
  • Aron
    I think the guy in the new movie Premium Rush would make a good Cole




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