Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are carrying separate movie-to-videogame stories. While I guess one of them could be considered a movie/comic book game adaptation I think it is safe to say the game wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for the movie.
First off, from Variety, comes news that Regency Enterprises and Titan Prods. are developing a videogame followup to the 1995 classic Heat, which was directed by Michael Mann and starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer among others. The game is in early development by Gearbox Software and, as of now, none of the principals, including Mann, are working on the game.
Apparently the idea stemmed from the success of last year’s special-edition DVD [review here]. There weren’t any specific story details other than to say the game will follow the conflicting paths of a thief and the police officer out to get him, with the game allowing players to take on either role.
Our second vid story comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which is reporting that Guillermo del Toro, director of the first Hellboy film, is working with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola in developing an original video game based on the big, red, paranormal hero.
The announcement was made by Konami America chief operating officer Geoff Mulligan. The action game will be released in 2007 and puts players in control of Hellboy, who comes armed with all of his familiar characteristics like the Right Hand of Doom.