Since the birth of the IP the developer has been keeping the silver screen in mind they say, and it’s generally how they'll being doing things from now on.
Army of Two raked in over $100 million in revenue and the publishing giant is over the moon to announce a movie is on the way. The devs are working with Universal.
Does the studio keep over-priced movie popcorn in mind when mining pixels and gluing bytes together? "Yes. As we develop new IPs we have been learning to think about the IP as more than a game, as a potential cross-media franchise," Pat O'Brien, VP of EA Entertainment, tells .
"That infuses the creative team's thinking about story, characters and the world. This thinking was definitely part of the process while we developed Army of Two."
You may remember that EA had signed an agreement with the United Talent Agency a while back now. It's not surprising the publisher wants to cash in on the silver screen opportunities.
EA along with Scott Stuber are to produce the movie with a co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum, Scott Z. Burns, to adapt the videogame for Hollywood types.
"EA Montreal has always been very excited about the possibility of adapting Army of Two into a film. The team felt that given the franchises’ captivating and politically-charged storyline it would work beautifully on the big screen," O'Brien added.
"The whole team at EA Montreal could not be more excited to work with Universal to see this dream come to fruition." Alright settle down O'Brien, we gamers have had our hopes, dreams and loves crushed before in movie theatres.
Time will tell if Army of Two has the right stuff or if it’s just another DVD bargain bin collector’s item.
EA "always been very excited" about a possible Army of Two film
27 October 2008 | By Simon Priest