There’s been rumors for a while about a movie adaptation of this year’s noir video game splash Heavy Rain, according to Deadline.com it’s close to being a reality:
An auction of screen rights for the PlayStation3 game Heavy Rain is coming to a close. I’m told a deal is near with Unique Features, the film shingle started by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne after they exited New Line.
Using their own money, Shaye and Lynne posted top bid in an auction held by CAA on behalf of game developers Quantic Dream.
Unique has a first look deal with Warner Bros, but Shaye liked it enough to use his own money and not wait for approval to buy it. A deal should be sealed shortly.
We’re all for it, we loved the game and visually and tonally it’s very much an homage to serial killer films, especially Se7en.
In March we gave our casting picks for a Heavy Rain movie on the show, here’s the clip:
Jake Gyllenhaal as Ethan Mars
Olivia Wilde as Madison Paige
James Marsden as Special Agent Norman Jayden
Vincent D’Onofrio as Scott Shelby
Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lauren Winters