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Arads Are inFAMOUS
Marvel moguls approach Sony game

29 July 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Producers Avi and Ari Arad, currently juggling Marvel's movie roster as well as game adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, are banging out a deal for the urban superhero game inFAMOUS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It'll be scripted by Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard, Up in the Air).

The PS3-exclusive inFAMOUS (look, it's not our fault, you're supposed to write it that way) sees bike messenger Cole McGrath suddenly given electricity-based superpowers when one of his packages explodes, devastating six city blocks. The gameplay is one of those "sandbox" worlds like Grand Theft Auto, and the player can choose to be good or evil, although that doesn't ultimately affect the story's outcome. Your powers increase as the game progresses, through jumping, shooting and puzzling. It is not unlike Activision's multi-platform Prototype.

"It was the first game I've come across that had a big idea and a character arc," says Turner, which rather suggests that he hasn't played all that many. But we like him again as he continues "It is, at its core, a love ballad to the underachiever." Amen to that.


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RE: Hmm.
L: dr_finklestein This intrigues me but so long as they keep the awesome song at the end I'm fine with it. nd the awesome style of the credits =D More

Posted by onlineatron at 19:34 on 29 July 2009 | Report This Post

Hmm.
This intrigues me but so long as they keep the awesome song at the end I'm fine with it. More

Posted by dr_finklestein at 18:36 on 29 July 2009 | Report This Post

RE: This more in Uwe Boll territory
L: Marty5 L: Taz69 As the game's bland and crap - Uwe can't make a movie version of inFAMOUS any worse. ts far from bland and crap, infact its one of the best games of the year so far, but i couldnt see it being a good movie. Just leave it as a game. Agreed The game was very enjoyable and really makes you pine for a sequel. More

Posted by onlineatron at 17:53 on 29 July 2009 | Report This Post

RE: This more in Uwe Boll territory
L: Taz69 As the game's bland and crap - Uwe can't make a movie version of inFAMOUS any worse. ts far from bland and crap, infact its one of the best games of the year so far, but i couldnt see it being a good movie. Just leave it as a game. More

Posted by Marty5 at 15:32 on 29 July 2009 | Report This Post

This more in Uwe Boll territory
As the game's bland and crap - Uwe can't make a movie version of inFAMOUS any worse. More

Posted by Taz69 at 15:27 on 29 July 2009 | Report This Post

@Movieman_amc
Why on earth would you want to see a Prototype game?! Prototype had a terrible, dull and unoriginal story whilst inFamous was solid and interesting. Plus it had a great twist at the end that got many talking. However, whilst that maybe a nice thing to see in games, films have 'been there, done that' so I don't know how it will translate. I wish Sonywould stop whoring out their games and let games be games... I suppose they are trying to create big franchises...but couldn't they do that t More

Posted by onlineatron at 13:41 on 29 July 2009 | Report This Post

Re: Personally...
Sorry, meant to put "Wolverine"... More

Posted by movieman_amc at 10:37 on 29 July 2009 | Report This Post

Personally...
I'd have preferred to hear that they were making a Prototype movie. The effects would be incredible, would be truly 18+ rated, and is actually a pretty exciting story. Alex Mercer is a very cool game character creation, taking all the agility of Spider-Man, the strength of Hulk, and the blood-lust of Wolvering - who wouldn't want to see that?!? More

Posted by movieman_amc at 10:35 on 29 July 2009 | Report This Post

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