Perfect Dark, the long-dormant first-person shooter series created by Rare, is destined to find a new home in cinema, it would seem.
Sources close to WGTC – the same ones who told us Ben Affleck is returning for The Flash and a Witcher prequel is in development – say that a video game adaptation of the series is now in the works, the plot for which is said to be based specifically on Perfect Dark Zero. It’s worth noting, of course, that while the game of the same name, released back in 2005 as a launch title for the Xbox 360, succeeded the original 2000 outing for the Nintendo 64, Zero is a prequel set several years prior to the Skedar invasion of Earth as depicted in the latter. As a jumping off point for a potential series, then, starting with an origin story for protagonist Joanna Dark makes the most sense.
Furthermore, Scarlett Johansson – who’s certainly no stranger to playing strong, physically demanding female leads – is said to be on the wishlist for the role of Joanna and, honestly, I can’t imagine anyone else better suited to the part. With films such as Lucy, Ghost in the Shell and numerous MCU releases under her belt, Johansson could knock a live-action Perfect Dark flick out of the park. Of course, just because she’s being eyed for the gig that doesn’t mean she’ll end up with it, but again, they certainly can’t go wrong if they cast her.
We’ll be sure to bring you any further details on this one as and when they arise, but in the meantime, let us know what you think of this latest in a long line of rumored video game adaptations in the usual place below!