It seems that the video games industry that we all love so much has gotten rather big in the eyes of money-hungry executives, and it looks like we’ll all be paying the price thanks to a new TV series that Fox will be developing based on Battlefield: Bad Company.
You can see it now: grizzled soldiers hardend by conflict dropped into the thick of battle as they have to team up to get the job done. It’ll be a melding of 24, Ross Kemp in Afghanistan and some terrible buddy cop film that’s equally action packed and aimed at those with absolutely no patience or production values.
Of course that’s just made up – who knows what it’ll turn out like – but when it’s pitched as “an hourlong action comedy” produced by Alias’ John Eisendrath, Sony TV and Adam Sandler’s company Happy Madison, our hopes aren’t high.
It’ll feature the main characters from the game and follows four soldiers as they leave the military and enter the world of PMCs. Here’s the blurb from Deadline:
“Written by Eisendrath, Bad Company features the main characters from the game. It follows four renegade soldiers as they exit military life and enter the private sector. But trouble is never far behind as they realize their commanding officer had used them to further the ends of a shadow unit within the government and now wants them dead to cover his tracks.”