The Wheelman is a game being developed and to be published by Midway Games.
The protagonist, Milo Burik (a digitized Vin Diesel
), is a driver who comes out of his retirement to save a woman from his past which leads him to Barcelona
, and right into the middle of a gang war.
The game is set in an open ended world modeled after Barcelona
, full of destructable objects, alleyways, shortcuts through office blocks and a total of 25 story missions and 105 side missions. While most missions are driving-oriented there are also foot missions which are played from a third person and incorporated a cover system similar to the one used in Gears of War 2
The video game The Wheelman
was first announced in February 2006 by publisher Midway Games
as the second of three titles in a joint collaboration between Midway and MTV Networks
. Midway Games collaborated with Tigon Studios to design the game. The video game is now slated for a 2009 release.
Simultaneously with the announcement of the video game in February 2006, a film adaptation
was announced with Vin Diesel
in the lead role and Rich Wilkes
, who worked with Diesel on xXx
(2002), was hired to write the script. Paramount Pictures
and MTV Films
were announced to collaborate on the project. Production of the film, with no script written yet, was estimated to be 18 months away from February 2006. The film will be a sequel to the video game, which will establish the background. The movie is set to be released in 2009 alongside the game.
Article's existence is not warranted per notability guidelines for films as it has not entered production