Da Vinci Code game sighted

Book turned film turns game

Despite the fact that the book really isn't quite as clever as everyone seems to think it is, we're sure Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is going to make a fun-filled flick when Sony Pictures release it next year. With the book having shifted a biblical 38 million copies, 2K Games must be pretty pleased to have snapped-up the rights to a game based on the film, from the studio behind it. 2K are of course just one of Take-Two's multiple publishing labels, which also includes the controversy courting Rockstar division. A PS2, Xbox and GameCube outing is on the cards, we're told, as the player becomes embroiled in ancient conspiracies and shady underground groups.

The Collective are developing the game, promising action, adventure and suspense, and Broken Sword creator Charles Cecil will help carve the new adventure alongside the developers behind games like Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A May 2006 debut in sync with the movie is currently mooted, expectations being accordingly high. The film itself is being created by Ron Howard of the Happy Day's fame, and will star Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and the lovable Jean Reno.

All in all we're rather looking forward to seeing what The Creative can do with this rich licence, and hope the developers can muster something with a little more class than the average 'action-adventure' outing, so frequently linked with Hollywood motion pictures. More soon, then.

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