I can understand the fascination with bringing video games to the big screen. After all we’ve seen so many successful translations of games to Hollywood blockbuster that it only makes sense to keep doing it, right? Sure it does.
Anyway, you can count the classic game Myst as yet another attempt by Hollywood to cash in on the Billlions of dollars video games generate each year. The top-selling computer adventure of all time, Myst has been has been optioned by Producers Hunt Lowry and Mark Johnson with partners Adrian Vanderbosch and Isaac Testerman.
“Our aim with this project is to stretch the genres it operated within, much like the source material did,” Vanderbosch said in the article. “It is such an innovative property and by utilizing the novels as our primary resource, we have the opportunity to offer audiences the essence of MYST without being limited only to the famous island of the first game. Our focus has always been on creating an entirely new visual experience driven by engaging characters and an epic narrative.”
In addition, Johnson, the producer of the upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, hopes is to bring the fantastic world of Myst to life as was done with Narnia. One focus of the film will reportedly center around a human who comes to the world of Myst and inadvertently brings down the civilization.
The project is currently out to potential writers and once a suitable script is done the next step is to find a director and get the project set up at a studio. We’ll keep you posted.