Long time Madden NFL fans would be aware of the ‘Madden Curse‘ – the jinx that hits any player who gets featured on the cover of the EA NFL game. Now recent reports suggest that Electronic Arts is developing a cinematic comedy based on this infamous Madden Curse. According to the website The Wrap, this project is being led by the vice president of EA entertainment, Pat O’Brien even though the site has not mentioned any named source from the company for the information. The film`s story will most probably follow a former Madden video game champion being forced out of retirement as he becomes the subject of a new game`s box art.
No studio or actors have been confirmed for the project as of now. A reality show which is dedicated to the franchise already broadcasts on ESPN2 which is a big hit amongst American fans and athletes. Although this concept might not be able to advance far enough, EA has also been planning for more films based on games such as Mass Effect, Army of Two, The Sims and Spore,etc. But it is worth noting that none of these projects have progressed beyond the planning stages till now.