http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtAvsrA0Tvk Who wouldn't want to play a video game in which you play as Clint Eastwood's most famous screen character, the inimitable Harry Callahan, who represents all that is right and badass in this world? It's a perfectly steely character to transpose to the video game medium, and back in 2007, it seemed like this all was going to happen; Eastwood himself was even on board to lend not only his likeness but his decidedly more gravelly voice to the title, which would roughly follow the plot of the film, and we assume, also beef it up a bit. However, when developer Foundation 9 closed in 2007, the game's future was put in serious doubt despite publisher Warner Bros. Interactive stating the opposite, and given that we've not heard anything about the game ever since, we can assume that it's never going to come out. How does a Dirty Harry game not get picked up by a studio? Of all the ham-fisted efforts to adapt great films, here's one that might actually work if given the L.A. Noire treatment.
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