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Battlefield: Bad Company being developed for TV by Adam Sandler's production company

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Battlefield: Bad Company, DICE and Electronic Arts' 2008 first-person shooter, is being adapted as an hourlong action-comedy TV series, reports Deadline.

Happy Madison, Adam Sandler's production company, is developing Bad Company with the assistance of Alias executive producer John Eisendrath and Sony Television, according to the report. Loosely based on the single-player campaign of the first Bad Company game, the action-comedy is said to follow the four former members of "B" Company as they leave their military careers behind for the private sector. Violent hijinks will reportedly ensue when they realize their former commanding officer, who had secretly "used them to further the ends of a shadow unit within the government," wants them dead.

Pat O'Brien, vice president of EA Entertainment, and Patrick Bach, Battlefield series producer and Battlefield: Bad Company designer, will executive produce alongside Eisendrath.

Happy Madison productions is also producing an adaptation of "Pixels," the video game short film by Patrick Jean.

EA announced in June that it had sold film rights to its Need for Speed franchise to Dreamworks Entertainment. The publisher also has film projects in the works based on The Sims and Mass Effect.

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