Deadwood

Popular (I think) online comic website The Oatmeal recently uploaded an entry titled “I tried to watch Game of Thrones and this is what happened,” a riveting tale of online piracy. As this is the Internet, the comic has already been widely disseminated with many individuals championing it as a justification for piracy, while others have rallied against it as a perfect example of why pirates are big fat babies. For one view, you can go to what seems to be the first response from Andy Ihnatko, while Devin Faraci also weighed in at Badass Digest. Both of these gentlemen have mostly targeted the pirates themselves in terms I agree with. Let’s run down that quickly before I move on to something both of them have missed.

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As someone who has to hit his X-Box (original) in order for its tray to open, I’m not exactly on the cutting edge of video games, but when a video game adaptation comes down the pipe that has the words “film noir” involved, I get excited. I get even more excited when David Milch – the co-creator of NYPD Blue and creator of the fantastic Deadwood is set to write the script. Heavy Rain – which could be mistaken for a Hard Rain sequel (and where is the world’s Hard Rain sequel?) – will have all the noir goodness of a serial killer who uses heavy rains to drown his victims, a father who finds out his son might be the next victim, and the coppers trying to take the bad guy down. The killer is known as The Origami Killer because leaves his victims folded up into creative displays. Just kidding. He leaves a folded piece of paper at the crime scene which is just as ominous and far less time-consuming. It sounds like something David Fincher would love directing (or has already directed). Milch’s involvement is the best part here. The world is never going to be worse off with more noir, and Milch is a talented, dark mind that doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty in the creative process. It sounds cool, but any video game adaptation always brings back the question of when the Bioshock movie is going to happen.

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published: 12.19.2014
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