Deadline is reporting that Fox has picked up the rights to create a Battlefield: Bad Company television show based on the Electronic Arts title. Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, Sony TV, and writer John Eisendrath are working together to adapt the game.
Battlefield: Bad Company was a single-player spin-off for the multiplayer-centric Battlefield series. The game was released in 2008 and featured four former soldiers against a group of mercenaries called the Legionnaires. The DICE-developed game skipped the gritty-realism featured in most military shooters to go with a more humorous, over-the-top tale. The game was followed with a sequel in 2010, Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
This is the second EA property to go transmedia. The first is Need for Speed, which is being developed as film by Dreamworks.