It’s been thirteen years since Vivendi and Warner Bros. Games released Monolith’s F.E.A.R., a first-person-shooter horror game that went on to spawn two expansion packs as well as two sequels. Over the weekend we learned that Machinima, a division of Warner Bros., is next turning F.E.A.R. into a live action horror series.
Greg Russo, who is penning the new film adaptations of Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat, has been tapped to write the project.
The game’s story revolves around a supernatural phenomenon, which F.E.A.R.—a fictional special forces team—is called to contain. The player assumes the role of F.E.A.R.’s Point Man, who possesses superhuman reflexes, and must uncover the secrets of a paranormal menace in the form of a little girl.
“Greg is an inspired screenwriter who clearly loves gaming,” said Machinima’s Russell Arons. “To be able to bring his talents to Machinima Studios provides us an amazing opportunity to tackle action-packed series that are certain to appeal to our legions of millennial gamers and fans around the world.”
“As a lifelong gamer, it’s an absolute honor to partner with Machinima, the preeminent provider of digital content to gamers worldwide,” said Russo. “F.E.A.R. holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to bring my personal passion to this and future projects and can’t wait to see where our partnership goes from here.”