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Deadwood creator scripting a Heavy Rain movie

01.27.2011

One of the most cinematic games released in recent memory is getting its own feature film adaption. The PS3 title Heavy Rain was more of an interactive movie than a game in many ways, but now we'll get to see how it holds up on the big screen.

Fans should be assured that someone competent is doing the treatment. NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch has been tracked with writing the script after WB has fast-tracked the film. In case you missed it, here's what it's all about it:

"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."

In the game, the story was told in a unique way from four different perspectives, and presumably that will be the way the film is organized as well. And with NYPD Blue and Deadwood under his belt, I'm sure we'll see the M-rated language and nudity cross over to the film as well.

Here's to hoping for a great video game movie at last...

Extra Tidbit: I love how even M-rated games are often deathly afraid to show boobs. What's the difference between that and doing it in an R-rated movie?
Source: Variety

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2:36PM on 01/27/2011

Deadwood creator SHOULD be scripting...

....a DEADWOOD MOVIE, GODDAMNIT!

As you can tell, I'm still upset about its cancellation.
....a DEADWOOD MOVIE, GODDAMNIT!

As you can tell, I'm still upset about its cancellation.
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3:29PM on 01/27/2011
Us Deadwood fans need a Deadwood movie or hell a Fourth Season.
Us Deadwood fans need a Deadwood movie or hell a Fourth Season.
2:46PM on 01/27/2011
You beat me to it.
You beat me to it.
2:41PM on 01/27/2011
I hope it includes terrible American accents just ike the game!!!!
I hope it includes terrible American accents just ike the game!!!!
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2:48PM on 01/27/2011
This could be an incredible movie. However, I can't help but feel like it's just going to turn into terrible Hollywood drivvel like so many other attempted video game adaptations.
This could be an incredible movie. However, I can't help but feel like it's just going to turn into terrible Hollywood drivvel like so many other attempted video game adaptations.
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2:51PM on 01/27/2011
That broad in the graphic looks a lot like Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Therefore, hip to this.
That broad in the graphic looks a lot like Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Therefore, hip to this.
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3:09PM on 01/27/2011

Probably a bad idea

Not sure what to think about this, I've played the game and one of the great things about it was the many choices you had to make, a movie can only show one playthrough so it'll probably be the typical Hollywood film where the good guys all survive.
However this being the creator of Deadwood I could be wrong.
Not sure what to think about this, I've played the game and one of the great things about it was the many choices you had to make, a movie can only show one playthrough so it'll probably be the typical Hollywood film where the good guys all survive.
However this being the creator of Deadwood I could be wrong.
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3:14PM on 01/27/2011
With David Milch at the helm and writing it, this could be great.

Would love to see Milch get Ian McShane and/or Timothy Olyphant in this somehow.
With David Milch at the helm and writing it, this could be great.

Would love to see Milch get Ian McShane and/or Timothy Olyphant in this somehow.
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3:23PM on 01/27/2011

"Hey Milch"

Where's my fuckin Deadwood movies ya goddamn limberdick cocksucker?
Where's my fuckin Deadwood movies ya goddamn limberdick cocksucker?
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3:29PM on 01/27/2011
Right on.
Right on.
4:03PM on 01/27/2011
Down for anything Milchy
Down for anything Milchy
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4:16PM on 01/27/2011
The game is pretty much a movie...
So it'll be hard not to make this good. Unless they actively go out of the way to add new characters and aim for more of a "family dynamic" and cast Mark Whalberg as Ethan.
The game is pretty much a movie...
So it'll be hard not to make this good. Unless they actively go out of the way to add new characters and aim for more of a "family dynamic" and cast Mark Whalberg as Ethan.
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4:29PM on 01/27/2011

Soooo stoked,

Just yesterday I started playing this game, and really could not put the controler down again. Not a big big gamer, but this game really has me emotional invested. Just thought about this could make for a great great movie. Really hope they can do the game justice (for as far as i've played it:P)
Just yesterday I started playing this game, and really could not put the controler down again. Not a big big gamer, but this game really has me emotional invested. Just thought about this could make for a great great movie. Really hope they can do the game justice (for as far as i've played it:P)
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4:31PM on 01/27/2011
Sounds good to me and I know nothing about the game. I'm just hoping it doesn't just end abruptly in the middle . . .
Sounds good to me and I know nothing about the game. I'm just hoping it doesn't just end abruptly in the middle . . .
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4:49PM on 01/27/2011
JUST MAKE A DEADWOOD MOVIE, GOD DAMN IT!!
JUST MAKE A DEADWOOD MOVIE, GOD DAMN IT!!
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5:46PM on 01/27/2011

Ugh

As much as I LOVED this game, it does NOT need a movie (much like Uncharted, but that's another rant) because the game itself is an INTERACTIVE MOVIE. The title is significant to the story told in the game, and the characters won't be the same when personified by a recognized actor. The point of this game was to show the capabilities of what the PS3 can do graphically and now it's going to be released into what's inevitably going to be a shitty movie.

/end rant
As much as I LOVED this game, it does NOT need a movie (much like Uncharted, but that's another rant) because the game itself is an INTERACTIVE MOVIE. The title is significant to the story told in the game, and the characters won't be the same when personified by a recognized actor. The point of this game was to show the capabilities of what the PS3 can do graphically and now it's going to be released into what's inevitably going to be a shitty movie.

/end rant
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5:48PM on 01/27/2011

Ugh

Double post, due to refresh. Sorry.
Double post, due to refresh. Sorry.
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5:49PM on 01/27/2011
Okay, not you have my attention.
Okay, not you have my attention.
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9:28PM on 01/27/2011

Until he makes Deadwood movies..

I could care less what he does. I'm still pissed at him for walking away from the greatest thing he's ever done.
I could care less what he does. I'm still pissed at him for walking away from the greatest thing he's ever done.
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11:03PM on 01/27/2011

i may be wrong

but wuznt the point of this game that u control the movie(i.e. wut charecter die, wut ones live) and the outcome.making a movie is like only seeing one of those outcomes.
but wuznt the point of this game that u control the movie(i.e. wut charecter die, wut ones live) and the outcome.making a movie is like only seeing one of those outcomes.
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1:07AM on 01/28/2011
Heavy Rain is one of the best games I've ever played. It was worth buying the PS3 just to play it.
Heavy Rain is one of the best games I've ever played. It was worth buying the PS3 just to play it.
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1:15AM on 01/28/2011
John Goodman for Shelby, Ashley Greene for Madison. Not sure about the other two.
John Goodman for Shelby, Ashley Greene for Madison. Not sure about the other two.
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2:59AM on 01/28/2011
This is really cool news, but I'm so afraid that this will end up bad like most of the video game movies. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it turns out great!!
This is really cool news, but I'm so afraid that this will end up bad like most of the video game movies. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it turns out great!!
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7:21AM on 01/28/2011

Good grief

A Deadwood movie is never going to happen, so stop your bitching, guys. Logistically, it would be a nightmare to reassemble the cast without preexisting contracts, and nobody wants to see it with different actors in the roles. It was commercially lukewarm, so nobody is going to shell out the money it would take to launch and market a film.

Everybody loves Deadwood, and it would be nice for Milch to write you a script as a personal favor, but don't confuse fanboy wet dreams with how movies
A Deadwood movie is never going to happen, so stop your bitching, guys. Logistically, it would be a nightmare to reassemble the cast without preexisting contracts, and nobody wants to see it with different actors in the roles. It was commercially lukewarm, so nobody is going to shell out the money it would take to launch and market a film.

Everybody loves Deadwood, and it would be nice for Milch to write you a script as a personal favor, but don't confuse fanboy wet dreams with how movies actually get green lit and made.
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10:18AM on 01/28/2011

@smooveluv

Trouble is though He said he was going to make a couple of 2hr Tv movies to tie up the Unfinished series for us "Bitching Fans" right after wrapping season 1 of John From Cincinnatti. We "Bitching Fans" made him successful by becoming addicted to his Tv show and helping to line his pockets with green so in a way I guess we "Bitching Fans" deserve our 2x 2hr movies and I want my 2x 2hr movies. I got so many people addicted to the series and now they all look at me and bitch as if it's my fault.
Trouble is though He said he was going to make a couple of 2hr Tv movies to tie up the Unfinished series for us "Bitching Fans" right after wrapping season 1 of John From Cincinnatti. We "Bitching Fans" made him successful by becoming addicted to his Tv show and helping to line his pockets with green so in a way I guess we "Bitching Fans" deserve our 2x 2hr movies and I want my 2x 2hr movies. I got so many people addicted to the series and now they all look at me and bitch as if it's my fault. He had an award winning series in his hands and gave it up. The mind boggles. :-/
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10:48AM on 01/28/2011
Jesus christ. You lined HBO's pockets, by subscribing. HBO pays Milch accordingly. HBO pulled the plug on the series. Somebody has to finance it. Just because he said he was going to make, doesn't me he can. The bitching fans were numerous enough to keep the show on the air. Your passion isn't legal tender, and can't be used to finance projects.

But, yeah, he should just curl up and die, because he can't make your dream pet project.

Blame HBO, and do yourself a favor and learn how
Jesus christ. You lined HBO's pockets, by subscribing. HBO pays Milch accordingly. HBO pulled the plug on the series. Somebody has to finance it. Just because he said he was going to make, doesn't me he can. The bitching fans were numerous enough to keep the show on the air. Your passion isn't legal tender, and can't be used to finance projects.

But, yeah, he should just curl up and die, because he can't make your dream pet project.

Blame HBO, and do yourself a favor and learn how projects get made - you'll be less frustrated and stupefied by what gets made, what doesn't, what gets canceled, and what stays on the air.

Or better yet - you want it on the air so bad - cut the guy a check to cover the costs. Or just move on.
6:02PM on 01/28/2011

is it bad...

Is it bad that i didnt really enjoy this game. I boought it recently with the playstation move got a little more than have way through the game then sat it down and never picked it up again. it was a great storyline and thus it will make a great film. idk if the stories great you would think you get sucked in but i just walked away and thought meh.
Is it bad that i didnt really enjoy this game. I boought it recently with the playstation move got a little more than have way through the game then sat it down and never picked it up again. it was a great storyline and thus it will make a great film. idk if the stories great you would think you get sucked in but i just walked away and thought meh.
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