It’s looking like Hollywood is desperately clinging onto video games as their next big movie renaissance as the latest game to get a confirmed movie adaptation is the stunning Firewatch.
Despite pretty much every video game themed movie tanking in the box offices, Hollywood still wants more video games on the big screen. So forgive me if I seem a little less enthusiastic about this latest announcement…
Campo Santo, the studio behind the hit game Firewatch, has partnered with Good Universe to create both film and game projects in the future. The first project will be a movie version of Firewatch, which has almost sold one million copies since its launch earlier this year.
The game, if you haven’t checked it out yet, is a deep story that follows fire lookout Henry based out in Wyoming whose only contact with the outside world is with his walkie-talkie which itself is limited to only his supervisor.
“When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories. It’s rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can’t wait to see what we make together,” said Campo Santo’s Sean Vanaman.
Unfortunately other details around the movie are thin right now as the deal has only just been struck. That being said, it’d be interested to see how an already cinematic experience can be made any better on the big screen?