Yet Another Video Game Is Getting A Movie Adaptation
Monument Valley is heading to the big screen.
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Video game movies are rarely any good, but Hollywood keeps making them. The latest video game to be spun into is a movie is the indie hit, M.C. Escher-inspired Monument Valley.
Paramount, which is producing the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie featuring Jim Carrey, is developing the Monument Valley film. Patrick Osborne, who won an Oscar for his 2014 animated short film Feast, is set to direct it. According to Deadline, the Monument Valley film will "send contemporary live-action characters into the game's extraordinary, mend-bending world."
A search is currently underway to find a writer who will work with Osborne on the project.
Monument Valley launched in 2014, with a sequel debuting in 2017. The series is developed by Ustwo Games, and studio head Dan Gray told Deadline, "We're incredibly happy that we've found the perfect creative partners in Paramount, Weed Road, and Patrick Osborne to champion this concept forward into another medium."
According to Deadline, Monument Valley has been downloaded an incredible 160 million times, generating millions and millions in revenue.
Monument Valley was featured in Season 3 of Netflix's political drama House of Cards, an appearance that helped raise the game's profile and revenue. The studio has said that part of its missions is to reach people who have never played games before, so appearing on House of Cards and now getting its own movie is definitely pushing the game into new markets.
There is no word as of yet regarding who will star in the Monument Valley movie or when it will release. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more.
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