Brad Pitt (who I’m informed has been cured of that bizarre reverse ageing thing David Fincher documented) is potentially developing a big screen adaptation of the forthcoming shoot ‘em up Dark Void. The video game is about a pilot who crashes in the Bermuda Triangle, only to discover a parallel universe and a plot to take over the world. According to E!Online the pilot and his crew “end up fighting aliens that were previously presumed to be extinct”. Um, presumed to be extinct? So this is a world where aliens have not only existed, but died out…? Weird.
If he were to star the movie would be something of a departure for Pitt, who hasn’t really appeared in out-and-out Science Fiction, though he has circled several projects, including Aronofsky’s The Fountain (which was eventually made without him) and a sci-fi version of Homer’s Odyssey. Pitt of course had a memorable turn in Terry Gilliam’s wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey movie Twelve Monkeys as a batshit insane dude, though it’s unlikely a videogame will feature a central character that interesting. You know it’s true.
With more and more videogames headed to the big screen chances are that one will eventually be good, could it be Dark Void? The fact that it was optioned before the game is even out says they’re confident about the concept at least…And the trailer is pure awesome: