20/11/2009. Contributed by Sarah Eaton
Actor Brad Pitt is pushing ahead with his plan to turn the Dark Void computer game into a scifi movie with Brad himself playing the role of the hero who gets sucked into the Bermuda Triangle where he discovers an alien-infested alternative reality Earth... kind of like Planet of the Apes, with the apes played by ET.
The movie, also called Dark Void, will be made by Brad Pitt's own movie house, Plan B.
Capcom is releasing Dark Void January 2010, but Brad has played the beta of the game and is said to have been blown away with how good it is.
The money for the deal is being put forward by Reliance Big Entertainment, the Indian media house that recently funded DreamWorks with uber millions.
Games into films used to bomb regularly, but they seem to be the in-thing at the moment. A pity that scifi and fantasy books get overlooked now in favour of comics and games (maybe they're cheaper to buy or something).
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