NEW YORK – The new high-octane action movie Hardcore Henry is to have a Broadway adaptation written by West Wing and Newsroom writer Aaron Sorkin.
Inspired by Go Pro and a thousand point of view video games like Duke Nuke ‘Em, Ilya Naishuller’s Hardcore Henry is now going to have a Broadway debut in New York written by award winning playwright Aaron Sorkin.
Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec, Sorkin spilled the beans about the new project:
I had a taste when I wrote Steve Jobs, because that film was very point of view and it was about someone who kind of turned his universe into a narcissistic reflection of super soldiers and mass violence and Adrenalin based yelling. So basically when I watched Hardcore Henry I basically thought: Haven’t I already written this film?
Is there anything you will need to change for the stage version?
No, nothing at all. I think as I was watching the movie, okay stage left, stage right. It seemed almost as if it was aching to get into the limitations of the stage. What many people don’t understand is that Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller was originally an arcade game. So this isn’t the first time we’ve done something like this. The audience will obviously see everything from Henry’s point of view, but in Hamlet don’t we see everything from Hamlet’s point of view? The violence and the kinetic energy I’m confident we can reproduce as we did in Spider-Man the Musical.