Sunday, July 09, 2006
Darkness Concept Art
Early concept art for the game found on xboxygen.com
The game is based on the top selling (1 million copies) comic by Top Cows Comics. On the night of his 21st birthday, the Francetti family Don, Uncle Paulie, sends out hitman Jackie Estacado on a job. The hit turns out to be a trap and Jackie finds his uncle wants him dead . Later the same night, Jackie is posessed by "The Darkness", an ancient demonic power that gives Jackie spectacular powers. The story revolves around Jackie and Paulie fighting over the future of the Francetti family, and of Jackie's search for light and love in a dark and violent world.
Developers Starbreeze Studios (teaser trailer)
preview on gamespot
From Top Cows Comics, Darkness first appeared in 1996, and has sold over a million copies.
The comic's central theme is the power known as The Darkness. An ageless power dating back beyond human history. The Darkness is passed down a family line from father to son, leaving the previous user (and taking his life) as his first child is conceived. The power then manifests in the child on his 21st birthday. Darkness users can create anything they desire with the darkness, even sentient beings, but anything they make will crumble to dust in the light.
The Pang Brothers, Danny & Oxide Pang (the Eye), have been signed up to direct the big screen adaptation It is thought that Miramax/Dimension will distribute the movie that will follow a Mafia hit man who discovers he is heir to a supernatural, dangerous force.
Why do i worry when I see a movie game tie-in?
elderly tags darkness game film comic movie xbox360 pang brothers top cow comics
Posted by Elderly Gamer