Are you familiar with the video game Heavy Rain? It’s available on PlayStation 3 and debuted in early 2010. The game has a story mode that mimics a thriller mixed with a dash of film noir. With that type of tone are you really surprised that Hollywood is gearing up to make a feature adaptation of it? According to Variety, the production company Unique Features has hired “Deadwood” creator David Milch to pen Heavy Rain: The Movie.
Heavy Rain “spans four days of mystery and centers on the hunt for a murderer known as the Origami Killer. Four characters, each following his own leads and with his own motives, take part in a desperate attempt to prevent the killer from claiming a new victim, with each character’s decisions affecting the plans of the other three.”
Producer Bob Shaye is confident that Milch is the perfect person to adapt Heavy Rain for the film medium. “David Milch’s incredible ability to transform intense and complex storylines into gripping, popular drama makes him the perfect partner for us to have on ‘Heavy Rain,’ ” Shaye said.
What do you think of Milch writing the script for Heavy Rain? Do you think he’s the right choice?