‘Heavy Rain’ Film Adaptation Announced

Deadline reports that the Playstation 3 smash-hit Heavy Rain will be adapted into a full-length motion picture. Odd, seeing as how the game itself is basically an interactive movie.

An auction of screen rights for the PlayStation3 game Heavy Rain is coming to a close. I’m told a deal is near with Unique Features, the film shingle started by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne after they exited New Line.

For those unfamiliar with the storyline here’s a basic synopsis:

Players hunt the “Origami Killer,” a serial murderer who drowns his victims four days after they are abducted, leaving only a small origami figure and an orchid on the corpse. The game becomes a procedural in which four characters try to solve the crime after another potential victim is kidnapped.

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