Videogames, while often very potential, generally don’t translate well to the big screen. It would write for hours on end explaining why that’s the case, but that’s perhaps something for another time. Both forms of entertainment keep evolving and they often look at each other for inspiration. For example, Roar Uthuag’s Tomb Raider (2018) starring Alicia Vikander flagrantly copied scenes directly from the game. Games, on the other hand, tend to become much more cinematic experiences starring high profile actors and requiring staggering budgets to develop.
Gary Whitta is one of the screenwriters behind box-office hits like Rogue One and The Book of Eli. Earlier today Whitta took it to Twitter to let the world know he thinks Control would translate well to the big screen. In fact, he also offered to pen the whole thing. It didn’t take long for Remedy’s Head of Communications, Thomas Puha, to reply they “should talk”. A word of warning: apart from the apparent willingness from both sides to explore possibilities, this doesn’t mean anything will happen.
The beauty of Control’s universe is that there is plenty of ground to cover. When Jesse enters The Oldest House, there were already a lot of happenings that would make for an interesting movie. Whether or not Control eventually makes the jump to the big screen, you’ll read about it here at PayneReactor!