WB Developing a 'Temple Run' Movie with David Heyman Producing
What the? Another cheap mobile video game heads towards becoming a movie. This time it's Temple Run, that very basic run-and-collect-points game that everyone plays in the subway, on the way to work, waiting at the DMV, wherever else people need to pass the time. THR reports that Warner Bros is in negotiations to adapt the game with producer David Heyman (from the entire Harry Potter series, plus Yes Man, We're the Millers, Gravity) of Heyday Films attached to produce. There's not much for them to draw from, as the game is kind of a simplistic Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider, but they still want to make a movie out of it.
Temple Run the video game was first released in 2011 by Imangi Studios, and is designed as an endless running video game for mobile devices like Androids and iPhones. The game has since become a huge hit and can often be seen being played by someone on their way to/from work somewhere. Imangi has already worked a bit with Hollywood, creating custom versions themed to movies like Pixar's Brave and their game Temple Run: Brave. THR tries to find a plot but only came up with: "The story would center on an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces." They're still seeking a screenwriter who can take that nothing story and turn it into a real movie, I'm sure they'll find someone to make it work.
No other details were provided yet, but we'll be keeping an eye on the development of this. In the meantime, do some research of your own by spending the evening playing through as much of Temple Run as you can.