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.