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??
We here at Nerdbastards love to keep you up to date on all the latest bad ideas from Hollywood (within the Nerd realm). The most recent is the talk of making the cinematic and evolving thriller from Quantic Dream, Heavy Rain into a feature film. For those of you who haven’t played the game (all 5 of you) it follows 4 playable main characters who are all on individual unique missions to catch the Origami Killer. It proposes the question “How far would you go to save the one you love?” It appears that the ending of the bid war is upon us and Unique Features may be the lucky duck. They are hoping to be backed (funded) by Warner Brothers. Upon first hearing this information I was excited, then it occurred to me, the thing that makes Heavy Rain so amazing is the possibilities. It’s such a ground breaking game with the way it is presented I just don’t think it will translate to a movie. It will end up being just another dramatic father saves son film. Hell on the first run through of Heavy Rain I killed EVERYONE. Turning this game into a movie takes away the connection to the characters, the fact that knowing the choices YOU make will effect the ending no matter how small they seem at the time. There is no way to properly present this as a movie unless it’s a 5 hour film that shows every possible outcome. However that’s just my opinion, so let me know in the comments how you feel about a potential Heavy Rain movie. Feel free to tell my why I’m wrong. 😀
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