Hollywood Looking To Cash In On Darksiders, Too?
Oh, big surprise.
According to what Vigil creative director Joe Madureira told VG247, Hollywood is already thinking about a film based on the recently released Darksiders. This is hardly surprising as movie directors are turning to games more often to get ideas for action films, and with THQ's latest production, this one could almost be closer to a horror movie. Either way, it'll definitely be a consideration. Said Madureira:
“We’ve gotten some interest from Hollywood, we’ve talked about doing a comic series. At least a couple of those things have to happen, I’m sure. It’s really a THQ thing, but I know they are definitely talking to people and I would be surprised if some of that stuff didn’t happen."
Although the game hasn't received the same hype as Bayonetta, which launched yesterday as well, early review scores have been overwhelmingly positive. But the concept, where you play as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (fittingly, War), is almost tailor-made for an over-the-top film. Movies based on games have historically done poorly but we're reaching a point where theater-goers probably don't even know what they're seeing started out as a video game. How much you wanna bet that the majority of those who see "Prince of Persia" have no idea it was ever a game?
Related Game(s): Darksiders
1/5/2010 9:33:22 PM Ben Dutka