THQ Shopping 'Darksiders' To Hollywood


Yesterday's release of "Darksiders: Wrath of War" is apparently just the first step for THQ in their quest to spread the franchise far and near.

Speaking with VG247, comics veteran, Joe Madureira, who acted as creative director on the game, said that THQ has been actively shopping it around and has already gotten some bites.

Said Madureira, "We’ve gotten some interest from Hollywood, we’ve talked about doing a comic series." He went on to say that THQ is really in charge of those negotiations, not the developer, Vigil Games.

While I enjoyed the premise of the game, it's going to take a mammoth amount of sales to convince Hollywood that this is a franchise worth perusing. Then, if the movie were to stay close to the plot of the game, the special effects costs alone would be pretty astronomical. Plus you have the "God of War" movie, which may or may not be in development, but definitely has more cache than "Darksiders" at present.

All that being said, I'm all for exploring this post-apocalyptic world some more and, given Madureira's background, a comic book franchise seems like a perfect fit.