Luc Besson's Europacorp to Adapt Ruiner from Reikon Games

Luc Besson's Europacorp and DJ2 Entertainmnet will be adapting the new video game Runier as a film. Europacorp made a pre-emptive move to acquire the film rights to the video game title from Reikon Games. They're starting to approach writers and directors with plans to release the project in 2018.


Deadline described the game as:

"John Wick meets The Matrix, Ruiner is a cyberpunk action game set in a world where a brutal corporation harvests human emotions from the poor to sell to the rich. It hero is a man with a deadly set of skills and a hackable neural implant chip who must break free from corporate control to save his brother from being harvested – a mission that puts him on a fatal collision course with a very powerful enemy."

Europacorp is coming off of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and is in production on the second season of Taken. DJ2 Entertainment has had a good streak of selling video game rights of late for adapting. Paramount picked up Sonic the Hedgehog, Hulu grabbed Life is Good, Golden Circle found We Happy Few, Original Film rustled up Sleep Dogs, and the Russo Brothers Studio tapped Light Nightmares.

Here is the launch trailer from back in September.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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