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Brad Pitt To Star In ‘Dark Void’ Adaptation? Maybe, But Not Likely
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Reports have been coating the Internet over the past few days that a new movie is being made based on the multi-platform video game, Dark Void, and that mega-star Brad Pitt could possibly star in the lead role. Reliance Entertainment and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment have officially acquired the rights to the property and are currently developing the idea.

There’s a tiny bit of a problems with stories like this, however, as none of it is nearly as likely as it sounds through the eyes. First, and most importantly, is the fact that Dark Void is a video game that no one knows much about yet — it could be the greatest game ever made, it could be the worst ever made; no one will really know until the game is released in January. The two studios will do their best to develop a good strategy, for sure, but until they see how it does and how the story plays to audiences, this is still a project that might not even happen.

Then there’s the Pitt element. I personally have trouble believing that we’re going to see Brad Pitt starring in a video game adaptation — especially with how game-based movies have fared over time. I suppose there is the small chance that they’ll have a great story to tell and brilliant plan for their movie that would be fitting for the likes of Pitt, but I would not count on it at all. Pitt is not the best actor ever to live, but we all know his status and the projects he does, so him starring in this sounds about as likely as Russell Crowe starring in the possible Dead Space movie.

Dark Void is a new science fiction adventure that tells the story of a cargo pilot and a group of other humans who crash in the Bermuda Triangle, which transports them to a parallel universe. In this universe, an alien species that was thought to be extinct still lives and they must fight the aggressive creatures off to survive.

First things first: let’s see how this game looks and plays before we go getting excited about a movie.

[Source: THR]

3 Comments »

  1. Umm.. you could watch the developer diaries with tons of gameplay and story footage, along with cut scenes from the game over at G4’s website or the official site for the game even.

    To say that ‘no one’ knows much about Dark Void is a bit presumptuous and a better way to put it would have been that ‘YOU’ don’t know much about it.

    The game will probably make a great movie based on the actual storyline (not the oversimplified summary you chose to go with), in fact – it could have easily been a movie first… and years ago, no one ever thought that arthouse/oscar winner Robert Downey Jr. would be Iron Man either.. so it’s a bit short sighted at best on your part to think Pitt wouldn’t star in Dark Void.

    I think The Movie God should try doing a bit of research before he puts together a slap dash opinion piece without any clue of which he speaks.

    Comment by Dave — November 23, 2009 @ 1:41 am

  2. Wow, I guess you don’t post critical comments on your site? I didn’t say anything vulgar or mean… simply critical. I guess you can’t stand a little criticism, my apologies to Movie God’s bruised ego.

    Comment by Dave — November 23, 2009 @ 8:10 pm

  3. Well, I’m sorry you took such offense, sir.

    Ironically, I find it a tad presumptuous of you to focus so strongly on this as my saying that no one knows anything at all about the game. The clean and simple fact in the matter is that I only meant that because this game is not even released yet, no one really knows how it is.

    Obviously, in movies and in games, we as fans can know a great amount of details about a game’s story, its styles and systems, its characters, and its many technical aspects…all before the game is released. This is common knowledge. What no one ever knows, and what I was referring to specifically, was that “no one knows” anything until we get our eager little paws on the actual game and play out our own fair opinions. You can not achieve that kind of information based on a developer’s diary, no matter how much you think you can.

    Also, using Robert Downey Jr. to argue your point kinda lessens your argument. Downey Jr. is a very well-respected talent, but he did plenty of projects that were about as far from “arthouse” as you can get before he did Iron Man. This included a lot of SNL, voicing characters on Family Guy, and starring in Disney’s The Shaggy Dog with Tim Allen. If you were still shocked at the idea of him being Tony Stark after all of that, then you are severely mislead in your perceptions.

    Even looking past all of that, Iron Man is a legendary and iconic figure with pre-existing cultural relevance. Who knows what Dark Void will become, but it is still a fetus that has to prove itself, and it is surely no Iron Man and it will never reach that kind of status.

    As for Brad Pitt: he doesn’t do exclusively top-o-the-line movies, either. I was only suggesting that it didn’t sound like a project he would end up doing, and I even made sure to mention that this did NOT mean it wouldn’t happen, just that it was unlikely.

    Did you actually read the post? Perhaps you should take yourself up on your own advice to research or at least read carefully before making such bold and assumptive statements.

    Once again, my apologies for writing a post that was so strongly to your disliking. Hopefully it does not occur again.

    Comment by The Movie God — November 23, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

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