inFamous: the Movie

So, they bought a pitch before optioning the property? Weird.

Infamous is SO SPESHUAL!

“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 said. “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.”


On one hand I like that Hollywood is so desperately snapping up every game property, because it shows that we are the entertainment leaders.

But on the other hand I’m getting a bit tired of second rate game movies.

How long is it going to take for the film industry to realise that it’s not so simple to turn an appealing game into an appealing movie?

I always used to use the example of Monopoly (as a thing which can only be enjoyed if you embrace relatively abstract rules, rather than a story) as a metaphor for why you can’t simply turn a game into a movie… but then Ridley Scott announced he was making a Monopoly movie…

Someone bought the rights to Asteroids.


Clue may be the earliest decent game-to-movie conversion.