Sony Adapting the inFAMOUS Video Game into a Movie
by Alex Billington
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.
For more information on the video game, head over to the official website: www.infamousthegame.com