Temple Run movie in the works with Harry Potter producer

Warner Bros. in negotiations to bring adaptation of mobile game to the big screen with Harry Potter producer David Heyman.

The Temple Run franchise may be racing to theaters if a new report proves accurate. The Hollywood Reporter claims Warner Bros. is in negotiations to bring the popular mobile game to theaters with Harry Potter producer David Heyman attached to the project.

The film's story would focus on an explorer who steals an idol from a temple and is chased by "demonic forces." In the Temple Run games, players are pursued by evil monkeys.

It is unclear if the Temple Run movie would be live-action or animated. A director for the film has not been named, nor have casting details or a targeted release date. A writer for the upcoming film is currently being sought, The Hollywood Reporter says.

"No official comment yet, but we're very excited about the potential of a @TempleRun film. Thanks for all the support everyone!," creator Keith Shepherd said on Twitter.

The first Temple Run game was released on iOS in 2011 from Imangi Studios, a husband and wife team based in North Carolina. A sequel was released this year. Licensed spinoffs based on franchises like Pixar's Brave and Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful have also been released.

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Kraken422
Kraken422

Battleship - based on a board game
Pirate of the Caribbean - based on a ride at an amusement park

And now Temple Run. You've got to love Hollywood.  

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

Are you kidding me? Come on. What a joke.

deathstream
deathstream

A movie about a character running constantly?  Has Tom Cruise signed on to star yet?

hadlee73
hadlee73

I can't wait for them to bring the extremely rich and complex story of Temple Run to life. :P

JediMasterJ42
JediMasterJ42

what?...Is this real life? This should be a ride at Universal Orlando not a movie. 

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

So... a mix of all the Indiana Jones movies with a hint of The Mummy? (edit: I didn't see @BelaidKL's comment before writing this xD)

Making this live action would be even more silly. If they do decide to go ahead with this, animated would probably work better but...why are all these film ideas coming from games which don't really sound like they would work for a film over others that would? Why Temple Run, Gran Turismo and Need for Speed when they could do Uncharted, Deus Ex or hell, even Worms? That could be a great animated movie if done right.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

The 2014 summer block buster. Quentin Tarantino's Fruit Ninja.

AdderD
AdderD

Guy Runs Away From A Monkey for 1 Hour and 10 Minutes.

con47
con47

I personally want a Microsoft Paint movie.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

< Facepalm>   Uwe Boll's legacy: now EVERY game can have a crappy movie tie-in!

darkteddi
darkteddi

Every movie theater that has the movie. You can download the exclusive limited edition Temple Run: The Movie Video Game, Video game for iOS and Android.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

Spoiler: The whole Movie involves........wait for it............running

Aries139
Aries139

spoilers:  the explorer dies at the end.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

The Mummy meets Indiana Jones....

roganth
roganth

An endearing tale of a young man's journey through life's challenges.  Will he face his problems, or will he keep running away from them?

mattcake
mattcake

A game with absolutely zero story, plot or dialogue being made into a Hollywood film? Oh wait that sounds about right :)

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

.........err.........ye..........ju........WHAT?!

raddys2001
raddys2001

This is the most holiest of face palm one can give.  I really want to smack those executives in hollywood who keep thinking that a movie based on video games is a good idea.  

raddys2001
raddys2001

I would love to bitch slap the executives who think making a movie of a video game is a great idea.

Navardo95
Navardo95

Next Movie: Spider Solitaire and Tetris

Savior4Life
Savior4Life

It's official. I have lost all hope for the entertainment industry. How can anyone take this news seriously? These producers making movies about anything that is/was even remotely popular should be living under a freeway overpass. No wonder no one can make anything decent in hollywood these days. All there ideas are ripped from some garbage fad mobile game.

mobywv
mobywv

People still play Temple Run?

plainolddave
plainolddave

still, it can't be worse than the last indiana jones film...

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

I'm holding out for Kerplunk! The Movie.

xolivierx
xolivierx

cool, they are gonna make another indiana jones............


LADIES_MAN_2013
LADIES_MAN_2013

They make movies on anything these days...

Hey hollywood, how about you make a movie of me taking a shit on the floor, naked? It will be a cult-classic blockbuster i tell you. People like creative stuff! 

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

Wait...
That demonic thing that chases me is a monkey?

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

Still better than the Angry Birds movie.

Fursnake
Fursnake

There are so many crappy games that would make for a better movie scenario than this.

endorbr
endorbr

Seriously?  Is it just going to be an hour and a half of a guy running away from the camera?

vduong942
vduong942

@AdderD i would like this comment...if you didn't capitalize every word

vduong942
vduong942

@con47 documentary: 70 minutes of how microsoft paint was made and 5 minutes of someone drawing

mattcake
mattcake

@Navardo95 Coming soon to a theatre near you, Tetris! The story of a dockworker with OCD who just hates those gaps between his crates.

warriors30
warriors30

@endorbr At least that would be true to the base material... they'd have my money if it was just THAT.^^