Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
New Trailer For Third Person
Run! Liam Neeson is back in Paris
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Want To Be Border Guards
And Adam McKay will direct
Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Gordon's alive!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
01 April 2014
New Writers For Splinter Cell And Chronicle 2
Sheldon Turner & Jack Stanley get the gigs
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Up In The Air (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Empire Star Rating
The Longest Yard
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Arads Are inFAMOUS
Marvel moguls approach Sony game

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

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Exclusive: First Line Of The Hobbit
Hear it from Peter Jackson
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

John Michael McDonagh Talks Calvary
The director on his follow-up to The Guard

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Ten Career Lessons From An Oscar-Winning Producer
Jeremy Thomas on everything from The Last Emperor to Sexy Beast

Directors Joe And Anthony Russo Share 15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Secrets
As heard on Empire’s special spoiler podcast interview…

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)