Gary Oldman Confirms The Dark Knight Video Game
It wouldn't surprise anyone to learn a video game for The Dark Knight is in the works, but it certainly is surprising that we haven't heard of it yet. Usually, the game comes out at about the same time as the movie, and not only do we not have a game adaptation, we weren't even sure such a project existed. The closest you can come is LEGO Batman: The Videogame, but that's not exactly what fans of the big movie want.
However, it seems Gary Oldman himself has confirmed that The Dark Knight is indeed on the way. During an interview with G4's Kristin Holt, Oldman says very specifically that the game "is in the works" and even talks about a scene where his character (Jim Gordon) is on a rooftop alone while Batman "jumped off the building and opened his wings to fly away and save the day." If you want to see the video for yourself, you can check it out at GameCenterOnline. When will it release? Well, not until the movie becomes available to buy in DVD and Blu-Ray form later this year, which means someone may be putting a great deal of effort into the interactive experience... Could this be one of the hidden gems of the year?
Hey, don't rule it out. 2008 has already seen two good games based on movies - Kung Fu Panda and The Bourne Conspiracy - so perhaps the nasty trend is starting to reverse itself. And if the right studio dives into The Dark Knight, we might get a very cool game. If you're a fan of the movie (we are), you're hoping for the best, right?
7/21/2008 Ben Dutka