When you think of gaming, do you think of Ben Affleck? You might soon. The Hollywood director/actor is in talks to make a movie called "Line of Sight" that takes a huge cue from the world of gaming. The proposed flick isn't based on a specific game, but it centers on an elite commando squad transporting cargo and is told from a point-of-view like a first-person shooter game. Another game connection: It's being written by Peter O’Brien, the guy who wrote the game Halo: Reach.
While the project is in an early stage, the attachment of Affleck may be enough for this interesting-sounding film to actually be made. I can only hope that the entire movie takes place in the first-person view familiar to gamers. Imagine a full movie like the only worthwhile 10 minutes of the movie Doom. Whether it can work and not seem gimmicky for a full 90-120 minute flick remains to be seen. After all, a lot of the fun of the first-person-shooter is the shooting part. Worst-case-scenario: It feels like watching someone else play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter