Another video game is getting the big screen treatment, except this time, it doesn’t have action-adventure roots in any particular gaming console. Instead, it’s Facebook that is pumping out the latest game-to-movie adaptation in the form of Mafia Wars.
The popular social networking game is reportedly in the works for a film adaptation courtesy of Ted Field and Radar Productions. Radar’s most recent efforts include Swing Vote, The Invention of Lying, All About Steve, Everybody’s Fine and The Box. The project is in the early stages of development, with Mafia Wars out to writers to try and tackle a screenplay.
Even if you haven’t played Mafia Wars, most Facebook users are at least familiar with the game’s conceit: players are tasked with recruiting other mobsters and expanding their criminal empire over other rivals attempting to accomplish the same. Initially set in New York City, high-ranking mobsters are eventually able to travel to other cities including Moscow and Bangkok. Developed by Zynga, Mafia Wars is available on Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! and the iPhone.
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