Heavy Rain Movie Rights Acquired by Unique Features
Deadline New York reports that Unique Features, the company Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne created after they left New Line Cinema, is close to acquiring the screen rights for Heavy Rain. The story revolves the hunt for the Origami Killer, a psychopath that preys on young boys. They're taken, killed, then dumped and posed in a specific way, always with an origami animal in their hand. The story is difficult to describe: Imagine if Saw had been directed by David Fincher from a script by Dashiell Hammett. You follow through the last few days of the case in the shoes of four very different people: a private detective tasked by the victims' families to find the killer; an FBI profiler brought in to help local PD catch a break; a former investigative journalist plagued by insomnia who stumbles into the case; and a father whose entirely broken life shatters even further. At first these four seem completely unrelated, but by the end they are all drawn together.