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As Parkour Generations reported a few days ago, there’s a live-action Mirror’s Edge movie in the works. It has now been exclusively revealed to FYPK that parkour star Daniel Ilabaca has been tapped to play female protagonist Faith Connors.
“Daniel Ilabaca was the obvious choice,” said the unrevealed director of the film, which is slated for release in 2014. “His long, flowing black hair, his name recognition among traceurs all over the world, his incredible style and skill, all come together to make him the perfect candidate for the live-action version of Faith.”
“Our only problem might be prying him loose from Wrigley. After doing that totally freaking sweet commercial for their 5Gum product several months ago, I’ve been told that it’s very difficult to get him away from his computer-generated parkour paradise. He even sleeps there, it’s been reported. However, we think we can entice him away from that blue and orange wonderland with the promise of a custom-designed parkour house in the location of his choice, as well as a hundred pairs of any shoe he wants. We’re even willing to commission custom shoes for him – in any color he wants! At least, as long as they’re red.”
When asked about the problem of Ilabaca being male and Faith being female, the director brushed it off as trivial. “The wonders of modern CGI will take care of that easily. I mean, have you seen Avatar? If James Cameron can make convincing blue kitty people, our crack team of animators can easily deal with the effects of an errant Y chromosome. Not a big deal. Piece of cake.”
“We’re very excited about Danny coming on board,” FYPK was told by other personnel involved in the movie-making process. “We think he’ll make a brilliant Faith.”
No word yet on who will play Faith’s sister Kate Connors, although the director hinted that Daniel Arroyo, on account of his previous experience doubling females, was in consideration.
Update: Yes, this is in fact an April Fool’s joke. Daniel Ilabaca will not be playing Faith, although the Mirror’s Edge movie is supposed to happen.
But wouldn’t it be funny/awesome if he did?
Late last night, Parkour Generations posted that the Mirror’s Edge will soon be made into a movie. This is exciting news, although I’m a little skeptical of whether it’ll actually happen, considering that Mirror’s Edge 2 was discussed several months ago, and nothing has yet come of it yet. It’s even more sketchy considering that there are no other details provided, such as the studio producing it, scriptwriters, possible directors, etc. Granted, this is very early in the process, so all that uncertainly is unsurprising. Still, since PKGEN was involved in making the original Mirror’s Edge game, they would likely been contacted for help with the movie. Anyway, I’m hoping for the best. Who would play Faith, though?
Wouldn’t it be cool if Mirror’s Edge 2 and Mirror’s Edge the movie were released at the same time, with concurrent story lines? With one preceding the other, or the game following the plot of the movie?
DICE: Gamers Are Ready For Mirror’s Edge 2
The chances of a Mirror’s Edge sequel have been significantly increased, after DICE producer Patrick Liu told SPOnG that any such project would “reach a broader audience.”
A continuation of the minimalist first-person platformer was reported to be in development up until February 2011, when it was claimed EA had rejected a prototype for a sequel. It’s also no secret that Mirror’s Edge, whilst wowing critics, did not meet sales expectations.
In an interview with SPOnG, Liu said that development of a sequel would not be a waste of time. When asked if the games market would be receptive to a Mirror’s Edge 2, he said, “Yeah, definitely. I think it’s something that people are ready to get into again.
“We see that there’s a huge fan following, it’s almost like a cult! And we know what strengths we had, and what weaknesses we had in that game. If we were to release a new game, we’d know what to improve and how to reach a broader audience. So I definitely think there’s a market there.”
Earlier this year, EA Games president Frank Gibeau said that Mirror’s Edge is still important to the publisher, but merely spoke hypothetically about a sequel, leading to conclusion-jumping over any actual development. Liu’s comments are the first from DICE that plans for a sequel haven’t yet been dashed.
I bet a sequel would see much higher sales. Add better gunplay and keep the core parkour motion, and just about every traceur in the world will want to buy it. As well as everyone who’s wanted to be a traceur. And not to mention the people who just like unusual games.
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