Rumor: Heavy Rain screen rights deal being wrapped up

That Heavy Rain movie might just happen; discussions to secure screen rights to the PS3-exclusive are reportedly wrapping up.

Unique Features executives Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne — both of whom were involved with Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings flicks, by the way — apparently won a bidding held by developer Quantic Dream, Deadline New York‘s been told, and a deal should be sealed “shortly”.

Initially expected to sell only 200,000-300,000 copies, Heavy Rain was full of surprises as it went more than tripled that in a month’s time. “A surprise to many,” creator David Cage himself has said.

It’s expected to reach 1.5 million by the end of the year.