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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

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Comments (37 posts)

to_far_apart
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 10:00:00 PM
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That's Hollywood for you lol

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Origami_Killer
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 10:09:35 PM
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Prince of Persia was a game?

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:31:26 PM

I'm dreading an announcement for a Heavy Rain movie adaption.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:36:15 PM

Why? I believe if any game is worthy of a movie it could be Heavy Rain. It's a movie like game and offers a very adult theme.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 10:11:26 PM
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Yeah most Prince if Persia goers won't have a clue where it all began. So has any PSXE members played Darksiders? I'm curious about it.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:04:15 PM

NOpe

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:46:51 PM

I have, it feels like a mix between God of War and Prototype. Only it kinda sucks.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:59:22 PM

I'd like to point out I totally called the 7.5 review avg.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:03:39 AM

great! like GoW it can't be ba..huu Prototype!?!? ouch!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 1:48:39 AM

Man that sounds rough, Prototype was pretty average.

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I_defenestrate
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 7:29:36 PM

I don't see Prototype in it at all. Seems to me more like GoW and Zelda. With little nods here and there to other games, much like the reviews have said. I'm having fun with it. It's not a purchase, but it is definitely worth a playthrough.

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St_Jimmy
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 10:13:05 PM
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i havn't played it yet but I herd it was solid, a lot like god of war and with some zelda thrown in there too (according to ign). I got the god of war collection for christmas so I won't be getting this but like world said I would like to hear what other psx readers have to say about it.

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Victor321
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 10:50:15 PM
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I bet that a lot of people (including myself) didn't know the idea of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy started from a Disney Theme Park Ride in Disneyland =P!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:05:42 PM

Well to be fair that's a VERY weak connection. The only thing they have in common is a name and a pirates theme.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:05:07 PM
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Prince of Persia the movie is going to suck real hard, that's a for sure torrent waiting to happen.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:08:02 PM
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At least this wouldn't be another "end of the world" disaster movie.

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Qubex
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:25:59 PM
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Well, a quick surf on "boxofficemojo" gives you an indication of the type of profit films can make. So if a game to movie conversion works, and it costs 100million smackaroons to make, it can easily make anything from 300 to 500million - or more if its particularly good.

That is a huge profit in anyones books...

Q!

"i am home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:36:41 PM

lol, smackaroos, haven't used that in ages.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:37:26 PM

Notice Avatar is already at a Billion dollars?!

Took it only 3weeks roughly. To put things in prespective it took The Dark Knight almost its entire Theater run to reach 1 billion.

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___________
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:56:18 PM

further proof that sales do not dictate quality.
i doubt there will ever be a better movie than the dark night, well at least not in my life time.
ive watched it 18 times now and never get sick of it!

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:01:28 AM

HA!!!!!!!!

I saw The Dark Knight on opening weekend in Chicago on Imax and LOVED it but in no way do I consider it to be the best or even close to the best movie ever made. Likewise AVATAR is an amazing movie and a perfect example of how to wow the audience and market a movie.

You're being foolish and showing your age with your comment regarding The Dark Knight. Especially when you throw out faulty logic right before you procalim it's the greatest movie ever.

*Edit* I'm also going to assume you've never seen Avatar in 3D or not.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:11:58 AM

LV you are James Cameron?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:13:33 AM

I think the assembly cut of Alien3 is better than Aliens.


I think I've just proven I'm not. :)

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Oxvial
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:21:29 AM

good argument you have there...but!

if you are plz don't fu** Battle Angel Alita I loved the manga ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:29:22 AM

Haha, I'm hoping he gets Ellen Page for it. Also hoping it doesn't take 3 freaking years in Post Production.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 1:49:58 AM

Hate Ellen Page with every wrinkle in my sack.

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___________
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 6:28:30 AM

no i have not seen the avatar yet going to see it on the weekend.
but nothing and i mean NOTHING! can match heaths acting as the joker.
WHY SO SERIOUS!

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Qubex
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 8:06:46 AM

Lol World, I hadn't used that word for 15 years... it just came to me... you know how these things can just happen!

Q!

"i am home"

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___________
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 @ 11:54:39 PM
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hey, this could make a really good movie.
the story is really interesting, and it has what all good movies need.
plenty of action!
i would love to see a dantes inferno movie, now that would be cool!
i wont hold my breath on it being any good because game to movies have a worse record than movie to games, and there not exactly shinning.
mortal kombat springs to mind, the games everyone of them a masterpiece in its own way.
wish i could say the same about the movies.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:00:21 AM

what's wrong with the MK movies?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 12:02:40 AM

They belong on a loop in Hell.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 1:50:45 AM

haha, add the Super Mario Movie to that loop while you are at it.

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___________
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 6:30:49 AM

the acting was poor, it was boring as hell and it had nothing to do with the MK universe what so ever.
it was a fighting movie, just with the MK characters thrown into it.
i would love to see a prequel to the series, where scorpions parents get killed and hes led to believe sub zero killed them when it was quan chi.
scorpions my favorite character by far.
maybe they could do a mortal kombat origins scorpion?
now that would be cool!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 1:50:49 AM
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Just get my ex-wife to take those stinkers down to Hadesville, she loved her time down there, harassing Satan!

(well, that was before good ole Lucie stopped taking all the heat from her crap & hoof-kicked her smartass right back up the staircase).

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Hezzron
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:02:15 AM

LOL!.....Now THAT'S a comment!

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frostface
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 2:51:13 AM
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So do we take bets that Uwe Boll is lining up to make this movie?

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 @ 10:30:56 AM
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Nothings beaten Silent Hill, i watched that again the other night, While its not the same, its still rather enjoyable.

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