If you’ve never played the Playstation 3 serial killer on the loose game Heavy Rain (review here), then you missed out on one of the single most unique game play experiences ever created. Simply put, the game is about as close to actually role playing through someone’s life as you can possibly get, and these elements, combined with a great twisted story, were nothing short of an epic win!
In a no-brainer of an idea, Deadline New York reports that Unique Features, the company Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne created after they left New Line Cinema, is close to acquiring the screen rights for the game, which to date has sold more than one million copies since it was release last February. This game is tailor made for the big screen treatment! An exciting development indeed!
The story revolves the hunt for the Origami Killer, a psychopath that preys on young boys. They’re taken, killed, then dumped and posed in a specific way, always with an origami animal in their hand. The story is difficult to describe: Imagine if Saw had been directed by David Fincher from a script by Dashiell Hammett (Google him, you lazy, illiterate bastards). You follow through the last few days of the case in the shoes of four very different people: a private detective tasked by the victims’ families to find the killer; an FBI profiler brought in to help local PD catch a break; a former investigative journalist plagued by insomnia who stumbles into the case; and a father whose entirely broken life shatters even further. At first these four seem completely unrelated, but by the end they are all drawn together for the finale.
Really good stuff! Look for more soon! Check out the video game trailer below.
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