Guy Walks Into a Bar Acquires Painkiller

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Guy Walks Into a Bar (Starship Dave) has acquired feature rights to the video game Painkiller from DreamCatcher Interactive, reports Variety.

The game centers on a character stranded between heaven and hell who’s forced to become a pawn in the battle between good and evil.

“Painkiller” was first released for PCs as a first-person-shooter game in 2004, and was followed up by “Painkiller: Hell Wars” for the Xbox in 2006. DreamCatcher’s planning to release a sequel to the original soon.

Guy Walks Into a Bar principals Jon Berg and Todd Komarnicki will produce the project, which carries the tagline “Heaven’s Got a Hit Man.”

Guy Walks has hired Ben McCaw to adapt.