DEADWOOD Creator David Milch Signs on for Video Game Adaptation HEAVY RAIN

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Heavy Rain sounds like it has a chance to be the first decent movie based on a video game ever.  The game itself is inherently cinematic — a suspenseful noir thriller in which the Origami Killer drowns his victims on exceptionally rainy days and leaves behind folded paper calling cards.  But that potential could easily fall apart at the script stage.  The chances of such happening have just reduced tenfold, as Variety reports David Milch has signed on to pen the adaptation.

Milch has created/co-created two seminal television series in Deadwood and NYPD Blue*, so if he can’t turn in a quality script, we should probably give up on trying to turn these things into movies.  Milch will get to work on Heavy Rain once he finishes work on season one of Luck, the HBO series headlined by Dustin Hoffman due later this year.  Hit the jump for a Heavy Rain synopsis and game trailer.

How far will you go to save someone you love? In Heavy Rain each player discovers their own answer to this question as they experience a gripping psychological thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where choices and actions can and do result in dramatic consequences. Spanning four days of mystery and suspense, the hunt is on for a murderer known only as the Origami Killer – named after his macabre calling card of leaving behind folded paper shapes at crime scenes. Even more chilling is the fiend’s well established pattern of killing his victims four days after abducting them.

The public is gripped with fear as the police seem powerless to stop the carnage, and another potential victim — Shaun Mars — has gone missing. Now four characters, each following their own leads and with their own motives, must take part in a desperate attempt to prevent the killer from taking yet another life. [Amazon]

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*I am a John From Cincinnati apologist, but I thought throwing that in there might mar my case for Milch’s infallibility in a public forum.




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  • Davis Grant

    Heavy Rain was inspired by movies and books, this is the snake eating it’s self.

  • nelson

    the movie wont be good imo because unlike the game a movie does’nt let you pick your destiny

    in the game what decisions you make alter the events

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  • Yahzee Skellington

    Silent Hill!!!!

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  • Ryan

    The game’s ambition in trying to create something new is something to behold, the concept interesting but the plot is just your generic serial-killer/cop film disguised as a game.

    It just sucks, it shows how much gamers have low standards.

    Silent Hill 2, now that’s a fucking great game that should be turned into a full-lenght flick as it beats the crap out of 99.5% of all Hollywood movies.

  • Karney

    This could have potential..If the movie has the same effects that I had experienced during the game play than Kudos!!

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