Sheldon Turner to adapt video game inFAMOUS for the big screen

Sony Pictures has signed a seven-figure deal to bring inFamous to the big screen. And screenwriter Sheldon Turner (Longest Yard, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, X-Men Oranges: Magneto) is going to be writing the script.

Launched in May, “inFAMOUS” centers on bike messenger Cole MacGrath, who survives an explosion that destroys entire blocks of Empire City only to find he has new electricity-derived super powers that come out of his hands like Star Wars. The action game, designed for Sony’s PlayStation 3 console, allows the player to use his powers for good or evil, as MacGrath’s karma affects how the devastated city’s people and infrastructure deal with him.

“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.”

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