Cult favourite arcade racer Driver is returning to our screens quickly, however not as a recreation. As a substitute the collection is turning into a live-action TV present on a model new streaming platform, known as Binge.com.
Scheduled for launch in 2022, Binge.com is a streaming service aimed toward avid gamers — and to not be confused with the Binge TV and film streaming service unique to the Australian market. Based on its blurb, Binge.com will characteristic “epic collection and exhibits impressed by video games”.
Whereas historically not a harbinger of nice content material — Tremendous Mario Bros, for instance — there was a push to show video games into motion pictures in recent times that’s introduced the common up slightly. Murderer’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, was an honest effort, whereas Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog have their followers. We’ll gloss over Indignant Birds Film 2.
Ubisoft is hoping to observe that upward development, and the indicators are promising. The corporate’s senior vice-president for movie and tv, Jason Altman, will function govt producer, alongside Danielle Kreinik and Genevieve Jones, who each labored on the Charlie Day/Rob McElhenney online game business comedy collection Mythic Quest. Vincent Talenti (Fallout: Nuka Break) and Allan Ungar (Uncharted: Reside Motion Fan Movie) will produce for Binge.com.
In the meanwhile we don’t know who will star within the present, and even who the characters can be. The Driver collection has, aside from the best-forgotten Driver: Parallel Strains, at all times centered on the ex-racer-turned-fed John Tanner and his battle towards organized crime. It appears seemingly the Driver TV collection will observe an analogous path, although we’ll want to attend for extra element.
Provided that the unique Driver was impressed by basic film chases — one thing extra overtly replicated in Driver San Francisco — it ought to make the transition nicely.
Binge.com launches in 2022, though we don’t know when Driver will first land on the platform.
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