Majesco announced today that it will be released Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver to coincide with the movies 30th anniversary next year. Even though all three next-generation consoles are expected to be out, or soon to be out, around the time this title will be released, Majesco did not confirm what systems the game would be available for.
Considering the content of Taxi Driver, this could stink like a bad Grand Theft auto clone; however, I wouldn’t be surprised if this ended up being more of an adventure game, since there is a very tight story to follow.
For April Fool’s Day, GameSpot sent up the classic-movie-game craze with a fake story about one of the most depressing movies of the 1970s, The Deer Hunter, being turned into a game. Today, Majesco announced it was adapting an equally grim film from that decade for real.
The slice of celluloid in question is none other than director Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, the 1976 drama-thriller profiling Travis Bickle, a lonely New York City cabbie (Robert De Niro). Already unbalanced by his nightly drive through Manhattan’s then-seedy underbelly, Bickle’s mental state further deteriorates after he meets a presidential campaign worker (Cybil Sheperd) and a child prostitute (Jodie Foster). He proceeds to attempt the killing of the former’s candidate and the latter’s pimp (Harvey Keitel), bringing the film to a spectacularly bloody conclusion.