Sony PlayStationPortable Game ‘Gangs of London’ To Be Turned Into Brit Movie
Menhaj Huda, director of British urban hit "Kidulthood," is developing script to helm.
LONDON -- Menhaj Huda, director of micro budget breakout British urban hit Kidulthood, has optioned movie development rights to bring the Sony PlayStationPortable game ‘Gangs of London’ to the big screen.
U.K. production banner Pulse Films and Foton Films has corralled the rights for Huda to develop a movie based on the game which revolves around the British capital’s underworld, gangs and violent battles.
The game is described as containing graphic novel elements with a variety of outrageous characters in a heavily stylized version of London.
Huda and company aims to develop such characters “into a convoluted cat and mouse plot between the gangs culminating in an out and out action adventure.”
Huda added: “'Gangs of London’ was an iconic game.....bringing it to the big screen is going to be a massively exciting task.”
Pulse managing director Thomas Benski said: “The popularity of the game means that there is already a strong fan base, and the content lends itself to a fantastic story on screen. The project continues Pulse’s move in the feature film world and Huda is the ideal directing partner for this venture.”
Huda is currently putting the finishing touches to Everywhere And Nowhere, a British Asian coming of age tale starring James Floyd and Adam Deacon.
Huda’s Kidulthood took over a £100,000 ($160,000) in its opening weekend from 41 screens and helped launch the big screen ambitions of its writer and star Noel Clarke.