Heavy Rain making its way to movie theaters?

But will they include the ‘Choose your own Adventure’ moments?

In what may strike some as odd, Deadline New York reports that a film of Playstation 3 cinematic thriller Heavy Rain may be in the works.  According to their source, a deal to buy the rights is reportedly nearing it’s conclusion with Unique features, the studio started by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne after they left New Line. Unique apparently posted the top bid in an auction.

The game, which is very evocative of David Fincher’s Se7en, has sold 1 million copies since it hit stores in February, and follows four protagonists as they search for the Origami Killer, who drowns his/her victims after four days and leaves a small origami creation and an orchid with the corpse. The game received press coverage for it’s unique style of play, with many branching storylines, the game even continuing if one of the central characters died. It’ll be interesting to see if this plays out in the theaters, perhaps in the same way Clue did, with different endings at different theaters. Doubtful, but we’ll see.

The real question on everyone’s minds? Does something that is already so cinematic need a film too? We’ll have to wait and see what Hollywood thinks.

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 14:35 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-05-21 at 19:23

    for just an instant I was thinking “What? That fake move from 'Bowfinger'?”

    Then I just laughed thinking of Penny Arcade's “Balloon Animal Killer”

  2. Written by V Peter Collins
    on 2010-05-21 at 23:15

    I don't know if there is ANY story in existence that absolutely needs to be translated into film, but as far as this game is concerned… why not? The game takes much more than just 2.5 hours to play, so why not make a stab at packaging a bite-size version of the story for folks out there who might not ever pick up a video game controller, but would be all too happy to sit in a theater or on their sofa, watching a movie? I think there's plenty of room for a “Heavy Rain” film. The real question is, will it be any good?

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