Just when you thought the video game adaptation trend couldn’t get any lower, Hollywood has put a hit out on the Facebook game Mafia Wars. Pajiba reports that the logline, “crime thriller based on the popular video game.” Before you say “Well, no shit,” you should know that the project is currently out to writers. I have a feeling this will just turn out (provided it makes it all the way to the screen) as “Mafia Movie #5,789”
Mafia Wars, according to Wikipedia, “The game revolves around doing and mastering jobs to earn cash and experience, with the goal of establishing and advancing one’s criminal empire. Players create mafias by recruiting players via social networking sites such as Facebook and build their mafia and fight against other players. Players can also improve their stats by visiting the Godfather (ie, making a micropayment). On Facebook, as of October 2009, Mafia Wars has 25.9 million monthly active accounts.” And the sad thing is, you know Farmville has to be coming. It has over 82.4 million active users as of May 2010. If/when that happens, I will be forced to buy this shirt.