Proving once again that game review scores don't matter to movie producers, a movie version of 8monkey Labs' time travel shooter Darkest of Days is being shopped around, with the writers of The Rock attached to craft the screenplay.
With a Game Rankings index of 47.80%, Darkest of Days didn't exactly set the video game world on fire, so news that Douglas Cook and David Weisberg, the writers behind Sean Connery vehicle The Rock, are working on a screenplay for a movie adaptation comes as a bit of a surprise. According to an article on /Film, Alice in Wonderland's Joe Roth will be producing the film, and CAA is shopping the project around to various Hollywood studios.
It seems odd, but the more I think about it, it could work. Story was the best thing Darkest of Days had going for it, and who doesn't want to see a movie about one of Custer's soldiers recruited from the past to travel through time, uncovering a sinister plot of sorts?
The Rock Screenwriters Adapting Time Travel Video Game Darkest of Days [/Film - Thanks Blain!]