Plan B Entertainment, the film production company owned by actor Brad Pitt, has optioned the film rights to Airtight Games' upcoming Capcom-published sci-fi action game Dark Void
The movie is intended to be part of a "larger sci-fi action franchise," according to an announcement by Plan B today, and is a "potential starring vehicle for Pitt."
is set to ship for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 in January. Its premise involves humans fighting invading aliens using jet packs and advanced weaponry. The inventor Nikola Tesla is also involved. Plan B has given no indication as to when the film adaptation will begin production, or who other than Pitt may be involved in its creation.
Recently, Plan B has produced numerous films including The Time Traveler's Wife, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Troy, the latter two of which starred Pitt.
The deal between Plan B and publisher Capcom was brokered using the terms of the "Creative Partnership" financing structure created in concert with Mumbai-based Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Plan B and Reliance were represented by Creative Artists Agency, while Capcom was represented by United Talent Agency.
Industry watchers may note a historical link between Airtight Games and CAA -- veteran game biz figure Seamus Blackley, now a CAA agent representing game makers, was an Xbox executive early in the platform's life, along with Airtight Games co-founder Ed Fries.
"Dark Void was developed with a wide-screen mentality -- a world full of adventure presented in cinematic scope and scale," said Capcom licensing senior VP Germaine Gioia. "Plan B recognized the potential of our newest property and are as excited about bringing Dark Void to life in cinemas as Capcom is to bring the interactive experience to home theaters."