Hey folks, ever hear of this game called Red Dead Redemption? Do you like it? Well, if you hold out your hand carefully, I've got a microscopic grain of salt I'd like to hand you. Why? Because in a report that I could compliment by calling "shaky at best," it seems that the one and only Brad Pitt is looking to adapt the ground-breaking open-ended western to the big screen. Plans appear to have Pitt play the lead character John Marston, (as opposed to his hormonal son with a perpetual chip on his shoulder.) Apparently, the Red Dead movie will serve to revive the genre of the Western film "with a few modern touches." According to the report, Pitt has been directly offered the role, given first refusal. Whoa!...Right?!
We could question the wisdom in making a film adaptation for a video game that's so lush and exploratory that it makes you feel as if you lived those events. However, at the end of the day, Hollywood is going to do what Hollywood is going to do. Cynicism aside, the story of John Marston's quest for revenge would indeed make excellent fodder for a Hollywood film. Also, for fans of the game that have completed 100% and spend their time in free roam endlessly shooting stuff for kicks, it may prove more of a curiosity than anything. What parts from the game's storyline would make it into the film? Would it end in the same grisly manner? Will they manage to make De Santa any gayer?
What do you think? Are you interested in seeing Brad Pitt don a worn-out cowboy outfit to go massacre squatters at Gaptooth and headshot road bandits in between picking some Wild Feverfew over by Cholla Springs?