Holy crap does this sound cool! David Milch who is currently working on a horse racing series for HBO called Lucky is set to pen an adaptation of the video game Heavy Rain. For those of who don’t know much about the game it’s sounds pretty badass! Here’s a quick synopsis,
Heavy Rain‘s story is a dramatic thriller modeled after film noir, featuring four protagonists involved with the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims. Ethan Mars is a father who is trying to save his son from being the next victim, while investigative journalist Madison Paige, FBI profiler Norman Jayden, and private detective Scott Shelby are each trying to track down clues to the Origami Killer’s identity.
Film Noir film style never seems to go out of style and occasionally makes comebacks (Brick, Veronica Mars season 3).
The plot somewhat resembles Zodiac and it will be interesting to see how the project will unfold. I love gritty mystery stuff like this and really hope that it turns out well. Rarely, can video games be turned into good films except for Resident Evil in my opinion (the first one at least), but there seems to be a lot there with Heavy Rain’s plot and if Milch is working on a project for HBO then most likely he has the talent to pull this thing off!
Do you guys think this sound like a cool adaptation and if so who would make for some cool casting for the project??