HBO spinning Indie Game: The Movie into series

Cable TV network picks up rights to film, planning half-hour comedy series to be helmed by Hollywood producer Scott Rudin.

At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, first-time filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky debuted Indie Game: The Movie, a film chronicling the efforts of various independent game makers. Now, the movie is heading back to its origin: the living room.

Indie Game: The Movie is coming to a living room near you.

Film news site Deadline reports that premium cable television network HBO has picked up the rights to Indie Game: The Movie and will create a fictional half-hour comedy series based on the film. The report also states that HBO has signed Hollywood producer Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men, Zoolander) to produce the series.

For more on Indie Game: The Movie, check out GameSpot's interview with filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

9 comments
drswank
drswank

Half hour...comedy? Okay.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I might catch the movie if it hit's my theater but I'm not interested in a TV series based on it...... I don't watch TV, I haven't for a decade now but I do download Sons Of Anarchy, Walking Dead and NCIS as they come out, they are about the only shows I care about at the moment.....

NFSruler
NFSruler

Indie Game: The Movie: The Game? No thank you. It sounds like Street Fighter: The Movie (Arcade Game), and remember how bad that was. Though making a game as a concept for a game? Hell, Kairosoft pulled it off.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

I've never heard of Indie Game: The movie myself but it sounds pretty cool and might be worth checking out.