I’m normally not one to get excited about video game movies, because they’re basically all terrible. But if any video game had a shot at being a good movie, I think Heavy Rain is that game. According to Variety, who broke the news,Warner is going to be the one taking that shot. They’ve hired on David Milch, Bob Shaye and Michael Lynn to produce the film. For whatever reason, they’re also dropping the word ‘heavy’ from the title, as the film will simply be called “Rain”.
Though the fact that Milch (creator, writer and producer of NYPD Blue and Deadwood) has never created a movie before, the fact that Heavy Rain in itself is basically a movie could make the transition much easier. If I were making this movie, all I’d ask for are less unintentional French accents and less plot holes.
Is this movie destined to suck like every video game movie before it? I hope not. The game was an awesome experience and could lend itself to a great movie in the right hands. Here’s to hoping the right people are making it.