Hollywood Still Considering A Movie Based On Heavy Rain?
Well, isn't this a tremendously bad idea.
I think we all know that Hollywood ran out of original ideas some years ago; the only films they make now on based on other original ideas from books, television and video games. So it's not surprising to learn that with every popular game release, movie makers consider a film adaptation. However, in the case of Heavy Rain... Please God, don't let it happen. But according to Superannuation, New Line Cinema exercised a short form option on Quantic Dream's masterpiece, meaning they're allowed to consider the possibility of bringing Heavy Rain to the big screen. The good news is that this option is dated July 2007 - about a year after that unbelievable tech demo debuted at E3 in 2006 - so perhaps New Line has dropped the idea since. I'm honestly hoping they have and I really can't imagine how the movie would be even remotely decent; one of the game's primary appeals is the branching storylines. The fact that it's a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book in virtual form; that it's an "interactive drama" and almost more of a movie than a game already.
To me, it would feel like a backwards step. I've already played the first true example of a movie I can control, and was swept away by it. I really don't care about a story I can't control, with only one possible ending. Hollywood, you can go wreck other films based on games; just leave this one alone.
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
2/27/2010 10:32:38 AM Ben Dutka