Anyone out there keen to buy the rights to make a game based on Michael Mann's 1995 classic Heat? Because Gearbox - who currently own said rights - don't really want them anymore.
The Borderlands and Brothers in Arms developers, who first announced that they'd be making a game based on the movie all the way back in 2006, sound like they've all but given up on not just this current project, but any future Heat game, with Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford telling GameSpot:
In a nutshell, we're nowhere. We have passionate game makers that would love to do it. We've got filmmakers that think it's a great idea that would love to see it done. We have publishing partners that would love to publish it. But we have no time. That's the limiting factor.
Because of the situation, we're not keeping the IP locked down anymore. So if somebody else were in a spot where they could do it, and everybody was comfortable with that, then conceivably that could happen.
Bummer. Remember, though, if you're dying to get your Heat fix, you could always play the bank robbery mission from Grand Theft Auto IV. It's basically the same thing, only with less Val Kilmer.
Gearbox keeping Heat on ice [GameSpot]