“Are we shooting people today or what, Sarge?”
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…
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In news which might have seemed like a hot deal right after the release of “The Fast & The Furious” back in 2001 but which now seems like a case of Hollywood being predictably behind the times, DreamWorks have emerged as front-runners in a battle to nab the film rights to EA’s long-running and iterated-up-the-whazoo racing games.
I’d be reasonably happy to see a movie based on this franchise, as there’s always been an element of story attempting to knit together otherwise unconnected races, stunt challenges and general law-flouting, cookie-cutter rebellion – it couldn’t be any less absurd than the last “Fast & Furious“ flick, but it would have to go a hell of a long way to be half as enjoyable as Justin Lim’s feverish nitrous dream.
John Gatins, who previously brought you robot-bashing hug-em-up “Real Steel“ is down to write the script, which hopefully may aspire to more than sweaty, C-list CW studs calling each other ‘Bro’ and engaging in physics-defying, CG-assisted vehicular mentalism. I also predict the reassuring presence of many hot ladies to carefully negate any sense that all of these devil-may-care, hot-headed rebels are eager to explore each other’s manifolds between life-or-pink-slip races.
All very nice for EA, I’m sure, but where’s my frigging “Burnout” movie already?