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Infamous finds writer

Jul. 29, 2009by: Paul Tassi

Sony Pictures hasn’t even finalized the deal for the rights to INFAMOUS, the PS3 game from Sucker Punch Productions, but they’ve already picked up a pitch for the film from screenwriter Sheldon Turner, whose limited credits include the TEXAS CHAINSAW prequel and THE LONGEST YARD.

It’s a pretty quick turnaround for a game that just came out two months ago, but INFAMOUS has garnered both positive reviews and good sales since its release, so a film adaptation was inevitable in this day and age. The game tells the story of Cole McGrath, a bike messenger granted electrical super powers when an explosion levels half his city. In the game players pick whether to help the city’s citizens with their newfound powers, or torture them and become “infamous” as the title suggests. It should be obvious which is more fun, but you can bet we'll see more of Cole's do-gooder side on film.

INFAMOUS is widely thought to be a slightly better version of a similar game, PROTOTYPE, in which another average Joe is turned into a superpowered hardass and let loose to level a sandbox city. Both games were released about the same time, and don’t be surprised if PROTOTYPE lands its own movie deal soon. Then prepare for a box office showdown that mirrors the console battle that just took place.

Extra Tidbit: INFAMOUS is supposed to be written "inFAMOUS," but I refuse to comply out of principle.
Source: THR

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2:50PM on 07/31/2009
Prototype has a comic coming out from DC Comics Wildstorm line.
Prototype has a comic coming out from DC Comics Wildstorm line.
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11:09AM on 07/30/2009

Prototype was more enjoyable

Seriously, it'd probably make for a better film than Infamous.
Seriously, it'd probably make for a better film than Infamous.
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8:06PM on 07/29/2009
I liked Infamous a lot, but the ending was so goddamn stupid. This could be a pretty good movie if they make a few adjustments here and there.
I liked Infamous a lot, but the ending was so goddamn stupid. This could be a pretty good movie if they make a few adjustments here and there.
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7:28PM on 07/29/2009

meh

I thought Infamous was the slightly less well received version? Especially since inFAMOUS was ps3 exclusive and Prototype also came out on the 360 and PC and sold many more copies because of this.

Not knocking InFamous, I have a ps3 and play it regularly just saying as far as movies go you'd think they would have gone with the city wide zombie panic and guy with crazy/weird superpowers versus a guy who can just use electricity.
I thought Infamous was the slightly less well received version? Especially since inFAMOUS was ps3 exclusive and Prototype also came out on the 360 and PC and sold many more copies because of this.

Not knocking InFamous, I have a ps3 and play it regularly just saying as far as movies go you'd think they would have gone with the city wide zombie panic and guy with crazy/weird superpowers versus a guy who can just use electricity.
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7:09PM on 07/29/2009

Uh.. what?

Get your facts straight. This game is nothing like that steaming pile of crap Prototype. People who swear by prototype never played inFamous.

inFamous is one of the best games this gen.
Get your facts straight. This game is nothing like that steaming pile of crap Prototype. People who swear by prototype never played inFamous.

inFamous is one of the best games this gen.
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6:16PM on 07/29/2009

Blurred lines...

At this rate they should just start making video games and their movie adaptations concurrently.
At this rate they should just start making video games and their movie adaptations concurrently.
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6:15PM on 07/29/2009

Blurred lines...

At this rate they should just start making video games and their movie adaptations concurrently.
At this rate they should just start making video games and their movie adaptations concurrently.
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5:33PM on 07/29/2009

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you're retarded. 360 is still #1 in online multiplayer meyhem. and sells the most games. BUT IN OTHER NEWS...

infamous is kick ass. i have it and the story is awesome. cant wait.
you're retarded. 360 is still #1 in online multiplayer meyhem. and sells the most games. BUT IN OTHER NEWS...

infamous is kick ass. i have it and the story is awesome. cant wait.
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4:45PM on 07/29/2009

eh...

I played and beat the game... honestly, it was fun but not that great, plus it was kinda dumb, logically... I didn't understand why the bad guys didn't just hook up a hose and let loose...
I played and beat the game... honestly, it was fun but not that great, plus it was kinda dumb, logically... I didn't understand why the bad guys didn't just hook up a hose and let loose...
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2:44PM on 07/29/2009
Eh, I don't know. It made for a great game, but it's not exactly an original idea for movie. I just hope Zeke is totally re-done or excluded from the movie. He was the most annoying video game character since Slippy from Star Fox. And Prototype was insane, fun, and at times frustrating and annoying. But by far the worst thing about it was the story. It's like they went out of their way to make it bland and make sure no one gave a shit. So if they made a movie off of that, they wouldn't have
Eh, I don't know. It made for a great game, but it's not exactly an original idea for movie. I just hope Zeke is totally re-done or excluded from the movie. He was the most annoying video game character since Slippy from Star Fox. And Prototype was insane, fun, and at times frustrating and annoying. But by far the worst thing about it was the story. It's like they went out of their way to make it bland and make sure no one gave a shit. So if they made a movie off of that, they wouldn't have much to base it off (but I guess that never matters with game movies) plus it'd cost a lot to make meaning it'd probably be toned down compared to the mass violence in the game.
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1:16PM on 07/29/2009

HAH PS3 WINS AGAIN

SCREW XBOX 360 IF YOU OWN ONE YOURE AN INSTRUMENT OF SATAN
SCREW XBOX 360 IF YOU OWN ONE YOURE AN INSTRUMENT OF SATAN
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