Well, this is a turn-up for the proverbial books - Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison production company are involved in bringing DICE & EA’s “Battlefield: Bad Company” series of first person shooter games to TV as an action comedy.
I am…cautiously intrigued?
I’m not the biggest fan of the FPS genre – where are the Elven folk? Why can’t I play as a plucky Dwarven Tank? – but this property probably lends itself well to film/tv adaptation as it echoes movies like “Three Kings” and “Kelly’s Heroes” and has slightly more of a sense of black comedy inherent in its premise than the more sober likes of “Call of Duty” and “Medal of Honour“.
More on this project over at Eurogamer…
- Fox is developing a Battlefield: Bad Company TV show (joystiq.com)
- ‘Battlefield: Bad Company’ being developed for TV by Adam Sandler’s production company (theverge.com)
- Fox Is Turning Battlefield: Bad Company Into A TV Series [Battlefield] (kotaku.com)