Infamous movie in development

Longest Yard screenwriter in negotiations to pen Sony's big-screen adaptation of PS3 superhero/villain action adventure.

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Last month, Naughty Dog's Uncharted took its first steps toward the big screen, with Sony's Columbia Pictures hiring a writer to script Nathan Drake's feature film debut. It won't be the only PlayStation 3-exclusive game embarking on the treacherous and pitfall-filled path to the local megaplex, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will need a shocking twist, naturally.

The film industry trade today reports Sony Pictures is negotiating with screenwriter Sheldon Turner to bring Infamous to the big screen. Released in May to critical acclaim, the Sucker Punch open-world action game tells the story of bike messenger Cole McGrath, who, after a massive explosion, wakes up with electricity-based superpowers. In the game, players either make McGrath a savior or a scourge as he attempts to break a government-imposed quarantine of his city.

Turner's previously released work is limited (he wrote screenplays for the 2005 remake The Longest Yard and the 2006 prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), but the writer has been tied to more than a dozen other films in various stages of development. Among his other projects are X-Men Origins: Magneto and the Enron-scandal dramatization Conspiracy of Fools.

"What excited me most about the game was it was the first of which I've come across that had a big idea and a character arc," Turner told the Hollywood Reporter. "It is, I believe, the future of gaming. The game, while big and fun, is at its core a love ballad to the underachiever, which is what our hero, Cole McGrath, is."

Discussion

329 comments
csanadkarim
csanadkarim

ya know what would be stupid. if they made the film of infamous then made a game based on the film

MamaLuigiBarrel
MamaLuigiBarrel

How would this work, again? The game has two endings and the player decides which one happens by playing through the game doing either good or evil deeds. I'd like to see a movie, but even I couldn't decide which way to go with it.

cachicachu
cachicachu

it would be totally awesome that they do two movies, good cole and evil cole... kind of inrealistic and not very probable but it would be awesome

cachicachu
cachicachu

why do i get the feeling that jason statham will be cole..

TheTomatoDragon
TheTomatoDragon

This is one of my favorite games on the PS3, and this is very interesting news. If done correctly, this movie could be killer. The story and plot twist were awesome, and if kept in the movie, although those who have played it will know what is going on, it will still be pretty sweet.

Xx22P_T_R22xX
Xx22P_T_R22xX

Wonder id they are going to make him a hero, villain, or some combination....i was thinking thath they can have 2 movies then i thought that takes way to much time.

moodoolink
moodoolink

maybe the guy from crank high voltage could be cole.......just thinking but he wouldent be the best.

Ljiggaman
Ljiggaman

I wonder if they would incorporate the karma system for inFamous in the movie. It would be pretty hard if they did. I think they'll just make him a straight up hero, and saving everything. Whatever they do let's just hope they do it right.

Euroshinobi
Euroshinobi

Its gonna fail, uncharted movie? are you kidding me? its a great game but lets face it, Nathan is a clone of indiana jones, dont get yourself sued naughty dog its not worth it....and Cole & his story is a cliche carbon copy of every comic book in existence c'mon sony you could have atleast picked original games worthy of a movie like god of war

Lopur94
Lopur94

Whatever. I'd watch it anyway.

Miro_Omar_BoB
Miro_Omar_BoB

and i hope they make him good not evil in the movie

Miro_Omar_BoB
Miro_Omar_BoB

and it will be good cuz i think the story of the game can be made a movie very easy cuz it's like movies and the game is good so the movie will be good...i hope

Miro_Omar_BoB
Miro_Omar_BoB

it will be an excellent movie cuz the game is perfect and i was hoping before sucker punch take the decision to make it a movie that they make a movie of it

mlanca0597
mlanca0597

the game was amazing, hopefully the movie will be better than movie based games

Raykuza
Raykuza

Please don't screw this up. Thank you.

Leons-Hell
Leons-Hell

"It is, I believe, the future of gaming." The future has never looked so bleak. A future that turns all of your favorite games into bloated, over-priced Hollywood movie. This is the problem with the American and Australian entertainment industries, we aren't looking to take risks that might turn out to be a truly brilliant piece of work, instead we only want to produce what we think can make money (video game movies, ____ Has Talent, ____ Idle and repetitive sketch comedies). Although I don't think they have caught on that video game movies, more often than not, bomb at the box office.

lbptoady
lbptoady

Could be sweet but most movie games get screwed up so....hope its good.

Ineor
Ineor

The choice thing wouldn't play much of a part. And that being one of the game's largest selling-points, it might lose some of what makes it inFamous. Thinking of it reminds me of when Futurama's main cast visit the cinema to see a Calculon film, where they choose which path the story takes via button A or B.

hunter8man
hunter8man

I was actually hoping for this game to be turned into a movie. It is simply an awesome experience, and could really be a hit if it's done right.

Heavenly_King
Heavenly_King

I will definitely watch the movie and buy the Blu-ray. Infamous is such an AMAZING GAME!!!

frazzle00
frazzle00

Is Adam Sandler the lead XD?

OF-5
OF-5

stupid idea

Fodpea
Fodpea

how can they do that if they could be good or evil

NuKkU
NuKkU

wow................. every game is turning into a movie now....

larvaelord26
larvaelord26

"okay, first off, this guy is not that great. he's fresh off the platter, so he's willing to risk it, cause he doesn't have much to lose. second, this game is not great enough to be made into a movie. not that it's not good, but it's not revolutionary like it should be for a movie to be made from it. look at halo, one of the most revolutionary games of our generation, and look how far they got in development! and you guys really think this movie is going to make it farther than your grandma can throw? doubtful." Halo would succeed only because of all the drooling fanboys chasing it. I wouldn't mind there being a movie... but video game movies have a bad history.

skylerfunnydude
skylerfunnydude

Yeah I agree with GodofEmpire. Sony has it's own movie company, so this is what makes this seem so real. Plus, inFamous has such a good story with interesting characters and plenty of twists to its changeable plot, that this movie could be really awesome.

joeborg14
joeborg14

okay, first off, this guy is not that great. he's fresh off the platter, so he's willing to risk it, cause he doesn't have much to lose. second, this game is not great enough to be made into a movie. not that it's not good, but it's not revolutionary like it should be for a movie to be made from it. look at halo, one of the most revolutionary games of our generation, and look how far they got in development! and you guys really think this movie is going to make it farther than your grandma can throw? doubtful.

GodofEmpires
GodofEmpires

"I'm sure it will come out the same time as the Halo, Metroid, and Metal Gear Solid movies. Meaning, never." -DocGerbil Does Microsoft, Nintendo, or Konami have movie studios?? No, I didn't think so.

jurewicz88
jurewicz88

whos that guy from Transporter? he should star in it

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

The guy behind this is a hack; no surprise; video game movies inevitably get pawned off on the worst Hollywood has to offer. He's not Uwe Boll bad, but then again, at least Boll knows he sucks. This game wasn't even very successful; odd choice. Might work better as a movie then a game, though, since the game's biggest weaknesses were terrible voice-acting and repetition.

Mandrate
Mandrate

@GhostfaceL94 Well Said............. Maybe sony want to have different ideas, more than juz a game, i kno that SF:TLOCL sucked, it doesnt mean other video games adaptation can sucks big time. im glad we have many game-movie adaptation, wanna see em on big screen next year. LoL

NightRaVeN75
NightRaVeN75

ironic also because the screenwriter for the movie adam sandler is screenwriting this movie

NightRaVeN75
NightRaVeN75

Yes ironic of adam sandler playing him, if he did he would be making a lot of jokes as Cole while he fought the reapers dustmen and so on

akiwak
akiwak

A film needs a combination of things to make it a success. A good writer to create a good story and a director that has good vision to show us his version of what he feels the scriptwriters made. The last thing is just some good marketing!

LuongoRox1
LuongoRox1

@koolman01 - Sucker Punch will probably have to decide which ending was the 'canon ending' and which was the 'alternate ending'. Since the second game will likely have the Beast as the bad guy, I'd think the good ending would end up as the canon ending and the one used for the movie.

dellis66
dellis66

this is definitely doable, but whether it's going to be good or not is entirely different story

adacan
adacan

How many games are they going to make into movies? It's getting ridiculous lol. Don't get me wrong I like the idea of games being made into movies but just certain ones. This week alone I've heard about 5 games being made into movies. I feel like they're just going to rush most of these movies and they will be a let down just like most games turned into movies are. Certain ones may be good but most will probably fail.

koolman01
koolman01

my question is, is that the game is double sided how are they going to work that into the film

csanadkarim
csanadkarim

 @MamaLuigiBarrel  obviously it's a movie with good side only.

less obviously they make 2 movies per game a good and an evil but that would be 4 movies altogether so probably good only