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 Infamous  Gets Movie Deal

Infamous Gets Movie Deal

July 29, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander

July 29, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander
More: Console/PC

Infamous is getting a movie. In a reported seven-figure deal, Sony Pictures has picked up a pitch from screenwriter Sheldon Turner to develop a film based on the Sucker Punch-developed PlayStation 3 exclusive.

According to a Hollywood Reporter story, Sony Pictures -- sibling, of course, to the gaming arm of the megacorporation that published Infamous on its platform -- is working out a rights deal for the game.

Turner wrote the screenplay for "The Longest Yard" remake, and also has a comic book project in the works, among other projects in development.

"What excited me most about the game was it was the first of which I've come across that had a big idea and a character arc," Turner said.

"It is, I believe, the future of gaming. The game, while big and fun, is at its core a love ballad to the underachiever, which is what our hero, Cole McGrath, is."

Producers Ari and Avi Arad produced "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk," and notably are also producing a film adaptation of Sony's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for Sony Pictures.

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