Star Wars: Rogue One, Book Of Eli Writer Wants To Write A Control Movie

It might be something like Twin Peaks meets Inception meets John Wick--if it happens.


Remedy Entertainment's Control may be the studio's most interesting game to date, which might explain why Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's co-writer has expressed interest in writing a movie based on the game.

Gary Whitta--writer of After Earth, The Book of Eli, and Rogue One--responded to a fan on Twitter asking what would be the best video game to base a movie on. Without hesitation, Whitta replied that Remedy's trippy third-person shooter would make a fascinating project--and he would love to write it.

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The studio's communications director, Thomas Puha, said the two should talk. Whitta then told Puha to slide into his DM's. While nothing is set in stone, it appears some kind of conversations are underway.

Though Whitta is best known as a screenwriter, he has also dipped into game development and television production. Whitta worked on a couple of Telltale games, including original The Walking Dead, its 400 Days DLC expansion, and The Walking Dead: The Final Season. He also wrote four episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Whitta also worked as a games journalist, working for ACE magazine and founding PC Gamer before transitioning to Hollywood.

Control has received numerous awards since its August 2019 launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In addition to getting nominated for Game of the Year at a plethora of awards ceremonies, including The Game Awards 2019 and The Game Developers Choice Awards, Control also secured a spot on GameSpot's Best Games of 2019 list. In our writeup, we said, "Control is amazingly dense and lovingly constructed by a team that knew exactly what it wanted to make."

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