Movie Deal For Heavy Rain Looming
When I first saw this news, the little man inside my head started jumping up and down, screaming like a loon, "you're gonna ruin it, you're gonna ruin it!"
But maybe not. According to Deadline, a screen rights auction for one of the generation's best has just closed; the word is that Unique Features is close to scoring a deal to make a film based on Quantic Dream's amazing Heavy Rain. The latter has sold over 1 million units since its launch in February and is expected to sell over 1.5 million before the close of this year; a wonderful achievement considering it's only available on the PlayStation 3. As many of you already know, this is a game that has allowed the industry to take a few giant steps in the right direction. It was an artistic, story-based production that pulled on heartstrings and made us think; it represented honest-to-goodness human emotion and we felt connected to all the characters. It was indeed a phenomenon but can this be recreated on the big screen? Movies don't need a Renaissance...well, then again, maybe they do. And in the right hands, perhaps a "Heavy Rain" film could prove helpful to that industry as well.
Anyway, we'll let you know what happens. If this deal does go through, they had best get a fantastic cast and crew...
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
5/19/2010 8:48:57 PM Ben Dutka