If you've ever wished that someone could mix the viral fear of Quarantine and the alien conspiracy of The X-Files, then upcoming video game adaptation movie Area 51 may float your boat - and for the rest of us, the promise of comic book writer Grant Morrison getting a big budget movie of his own to reinvent an alien mythology with should keep us happy enough.For those unfamiliar with the Area 51 game, the plot revolves around the outbreak of a mysterious virus in Nevada's infamous mysterious military base that transforms people into zombie-esque mutants... and leads a HazMat team of investigators to the discovery of an alien spacecraft hidden under the base. Talking to MTV's Splash Page blog, Morrison explained how he approached the movie:
That’s the existing idea and I have to get to the core of that, dismantle it, and make it work. It’ll be a totally different view of the aliens and the whole mythology.
What does that mean? Morrison's NDA stops him from explaining any further, but judging by his work on things like The Invisibles, The Filth and even We3, we can probably expect something somewhat psychedelic and unlike the usual movie version of alien invaders - but what else would you expect from a man who claims to have been abducted by aliens in the early 1990s? Grant Morrison Talks ‘Area 51’ Video Game-To-Film Script [Splash Page]