Two more video games are set to get the live action treatment with news that Electronic Arts’ Battlefield is being developed as a TV series while Sony’s ancient Rent A Hero is heading for the big screen.
Paramount has bough the TV rights for EA’s immersive war game which has amassed more than 60 million players worldwide since debuting in 2002.
“Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming,” says Amy Powell, president, Paramount TV. “EA’s Battlefield has an incredibly dynamic narrative, coupled with a loyal fan base, which will allow us to bring this exciting and unique property to the small screen.” [via Deadline]
Meanwhile Steve Pink (director of Hot Tub Time Machine and writer of High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank) is set to write and an adaptation of 1991 Sega Megadrive game Rent A Hero (hardly the hottest property on the block, then). Co-writer will be Jeff Morris (Netflix’s upcoming The True Memoirs Of An International Assassin).
Rent A Hero tells the story of a reluctant slacker genius who joins a high-tech start-up aimed at improving people’s daily lives at an affordable price. But when company insiders plan to weaponise the tech, the slacker and his fellow Rent A Heroes must band together to stop them. [via Deadline]