'Darkest of Days' Time Travel Game Headed to the Big Screen
Video game movies still aren't a hot commodity yet (maybe after Prince of Persia?), but it doesn't mean we can't be excited for more adaptations coming up (like BioShock, too). SlashFilm has learned that writers Douglas Cook and David Weisberg, of The Rock and Double Jeopardy previously, will be adapting the video game Darkest of Days released by Phantom EFX last year (for Xbox 360 and PC). The project is being produced by Joe Roth (Hellboy II, Alice in Wonderland, Knight & Day) and is currently be shopped around to Hollywood studios by CAA. You've got to hear what the plot of this game is, though, it's pretty awesome!
Here's a brief synopsis of the introduction to our protagonist and story in the Darkest of Days video game.
In Darkest of Days, the player controls Alexander Morris, a soldier fighting in General Custer’s army during the Battle of Little Big Horn at the beginning of the game. After Custer is killed and Morris is wounded he is suddenly rescued by a man in futuristic armor and taken through a strange portal.
Morris then awakens in the headquarters of Kronotek, an organization that has managed to develop time travel technology and is apparently dedicated to researching and protecting history. A Kronotek higher-up known as "Mother" tells Morris that the organization’s founder has gone missing and disturbances have started appearing through history, causing individuals that have played key roles in history to be placed in danger, and tasks Morris with helping Kronotek restore history.
So although Darkest of Days isn't the greatest game, it has such a cool concept, that I'm just excited to see it adapted into a movie. Reading that synopsis above fills my mind with so many cool ideas and thoughts. I'm a sucker for anything time travel, too, and this takes it to a whole other level. As a game, Darkest of Days is a first-person shooter that takes players back in time into historic battles in an effort to save certain people from death to keep the continuity of history. I'd love to see someone put some money into this and create a world where we, as moviegoers, get to see them travel back to different battles. As long as it's not as cheesy as Night at the Museum, I think we'll be fine. We will definitely keep you updated on this, so stay tuned.