The PlayStation video game Infamous, often stylized as inFAMOUS is heading to the big screen. According to THR, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning scribe Sheldon Turner made a successful pitch for a live action adaptation of the game to Sony Pictures. Oh wait, isn’t inFamous an exclusive PlayStation title? Wait a minute, who owns PlayStation? Gasp! Sony does! What a surprise that they would bankroll such a project (shifty eyes).
Check out more on the story after the jump.
inFAMOUS was released a few months ago on the PlayStation 3 console. The game’s story centers on “a bike messenger named Cole MacGrath, who survives an explosion that destroys entire blocks of Empire City only to find he has new electricity-derived super powers. The action game, designed for Sony’s PlayStation 3, allows the player to use his powers for good or evil, as MacGrath’s karma affects how the devastated city’s people and infrastructure deal with him.”
For a game that’s still a recent release it has a lot of properties being spun off of it’s title. Not only will there be a feature film adaptation of inFAMOUS, but a prequel comic and a soundtrack have already been released. To make this even more epic, super producers Avi and Ari Arad will produce the film. Best known for their work on Marvel comic adaptations, I guess they’ve ventured over into the gaming realm.
Turner brokered a deal with the studio for a good seven figures after they bought his pitch for the film adaptation. Since this game is fairly new, I have no idea what can be made of it. Does the story warrant an hour and a half feature length film?
What do you think about inFAMOUS becoming a feature film? Should it be adapted?