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.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
This is setting an ominous precedent.
OfficialJab on Nov 12, 2013
iamNotLegend on Nov 12, 2013
Coming soon a movie based on a video game based on a movie.
DAVIDPD on Nov 12, 2013
Just because you don't like Temple Run it doesn't mean you need to shit on it. It's a great fun and challenging game. I believe this also has tons of potential for an adventure film. I miss the good ole Indiana Jones styled films and this could be a new entree in that genre that Hollywood has missed. There was many characters in Temple Run and it had a great basis also.
Charlie Hard on Nov 12, 2013
Yeah I think it will serve as a good place holder until we see a good UNCHARTED adaptation.
DAVIDPD on Nov 12, 2013
Hollywood's constant need to adapt anything just for a little name recognition never seizes to amaze me.
Nielsen700 on Nov 12, 2013
Quanah on Nov 12, 2013
isn't temple run just the first scene from Raiders? ...so it would be an extended version of the first scene from Indiana Jones?
Joshua Addisson Roach on Nov 12, 2013
The boulder from raiders is BACK.....and this time.....its PERSONAL!!!!
Brian Sleider on Nov 13, 2013
wonder how the story gonna play out
Quynh Truong on Nov 12, 2013
Such heroic nonsense on Nov 13, 2013
dear hollywood...just stop
Danimal on Nov 13, 2013
Personally, I can't wait for a Candy Crush movie. I figure it for summer 2017 release at this rate, starring Melissa McCarthy and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. I suppose Plants vs. Zombies and Fruit Ninja are also very promising. Heck, get Andy Serkis to spit some peas at a few extras and he might finally get that motion-capture performance Oscar!
Wafffles on Nov 13, 2013
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