Sony Pictures has gobbled up a pitch from Sheldon Turner to adapt the popular video game “inFAMOUS” into a feature film.
The property has made the game-to-film transition fairly quickly, having been released for the PS3 just this past May. It follows a character named Cole MacGrath, a biker who survives an explosion and gains electricity-derived super powers in the process. As a player, you can use these newfound powers for either good or evil depending on your level of pent-up hostility.
Sony is throwing money at this one. The trades report that Turner signed a seven-figure deal to write the script, and negotiating the rights to the game will probably be costly, too (though the money will be paid from Sony to Sony). I hope their confidence is based on a solid story idea and not just a slew of special effects with a recognizable brand name.