What if Heavy Rain
, which is so often heralded by creator David Cage as "interactive fiction," was just a bit less interactive
? Is the game's story and cast of vaguely-French-sounding characters strong enough to carry a feature-length film? We might just find out, some day -- internet super-sleuth superannuation recently uncovered
copyright documents which reveal that New Line Productions optioned the rights to turn Heavy Rain
into a movie on May 15, 2006 -- just a few days after "The Casting" trailer
(NSFW) was revealed at E3.
This doesn't ensure the development of a Heavy Rain
movie, of course; it only means if any film studio makes the film, it's going to be New Line Cinema. We think the rights are in good hands -- New Line did some great work on the film adaptations of those Lord of the Rings