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Bruckheimer Sees Box Office Gold in 2K’s Shattered Union Game


Jerry Bruckheimer has hired writer J. Michael Straczynski to adapt the videogame Shattered Union for the silver screen, reports Variety.

The turn-based tactics game released by 2K Games in 2005 imagines the U.S. split by civil war after an unpopular presidency. Washington, D.C. is demolished by a nuclear blast, states secede from the union and war is waged on American soil.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, best known for steering the Pirates of the Caribbean series toward El Dorado, is finishing his big-screen adaptation of the game Prince of Persia.

J. Michael Straczynski was the show runner of the revered sci-fi television series Babylon 5. He is also adapting the beloved geek novel World War Z for the screen.

Bruckheimer taps Straczynski to adapt vidgame [Variety]

Image courtesy 2K Games

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