Army Of Two Suits Up In Hollywood
Well, let's see- when Hollywood tries to make a movie out of a great game, they fail miserably. So perhaps if they just use an average game, they can make a better film adaptation...it's unlikely, but who knows?
EA has announced that Army of Two, the title with lackluster AI and underwhelming gameplay, is headed to the silver screen. EA will join up with Scott Stuber (Stuber Productions) to produce the movie, and Scott Z. Burns will handle the screenwriting duties. Burns most recently co-wrote the screenplay for "The Bourne Ultimatum," so that's a feather in his cap. In the press release, EA says Army of Two has "grossed over $100 million in sales since its release in March 2008," and this is actually the second game they're taking to Hollywood; the first was The Sims, which is currently in the works at 20th Century Fox with producer John Davis. Yeah, we have no idea how that movie will work, either. Anyway, President of Production at Universal Pictures, Donna Langley, had this to say-
"ARMY OF TWO is a great project that has already attracted top name talent, and we're glad to be working with Electronic Arts on making this hit game into a film franchise." Stuber added- "Electronic Arts is a pioneer in its field, and I look forward to collaborating with them and the Universal team in taking their cutting-edge storytelling into the world of film."
Burns said he's interested in making a "smart thriller that has real implications in the world we live in today," which leads us to believe they're going to be injecting some politics into the film. Given the extreme left slant of Hollywood, we're willing to bet it's some standard liberal nonsense about how the U.S. is evil and we wander around killing babies in foreign countries, but whatever. "Army of Two" will need something to make it stand out, right?
Related Game(s): Army of Two
10/24/2008 Ben Dutka