Monument Valley, the award-winning and superbly designed cellular puzzler from ustwo Games, is being changed into a film, in response to a report from Deadline. Whereas the sport includes a manipulating Escher-like structure so as to information a princess by way of her quest, the film model will characteristic live-action characters being thrown into the sport’s “mind-bending world,” the report says.
Paramount Footage and Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Street Footage have chosen Patrick Osborne to direct the film, which the studios hope to show right into a franchise. There’s already extra materials for them to make use of, if that’s the case – Monument Valley’s sequel continued the story, this time guiding a mom and a baby by way of the magical structure.
Osborne gained an Oscar for Greatest Animated Quick Movie for “Feast,” and is now directing “Nimona” for Fox and Blue Sky, primarily based on the favored graphic novel. That have may serve him effectively for this uncommon alternative.
“Monument Valley is a one among a form expertise, without delay small in its meditative, easy gameplay, in addition to monumental in its sense of historical past,” Osborne advised Deadline, in an announcement. “I’m privileged to be handed the reins to Ida’s mysterious kingdom, to play in her world of unimaginable structure the place seeing issues in a different way is the whole lot. I’m thrilled to carry this distinctive world to theaters with the proficient storytellers of Paramount and Weed Street.”
Dan Grey, Head of Ustwo Video games additionally famous the corporate has been ready for the suitable alternative to carry the sport to the massive display screen.
Whereas it’s widespread for film studios to choice recreation materials for his or her movies, on this case, the selection seems to be largely primarily based the identify recognition Monument Valley provides, and the success of movies with digital worlds, as in “Prepared Participant One.” The sport itself has been downloaded over 160 million instances worldwide, giving the movie model a built-in viewers, and has gained various awards from Apple and others.
Nonetheless, it’s arduous to ponder how Monument Valley will make for a compelling film – the sport’s storyline is minimal, missing in dialog, and actually solely makes use of the character as a way of shifting gamers from one puzzle to the following. The fantastic thing about the sport is its attractive animations and general design, that are mixed with a mesmerizing soundtrack to make gameplay extra of a meditative expertise. No matter story will probably be advised by the film will probably be largely authentic, then, it appears.
Deadline says the studio is now searching for a screenwriter to craft that story alongside Osborne. A launch date was not introduced.