Firewatch is widely regarded as one of the best games of 2016, and now it looks like fans will have much more to look forward to in the coming years. The studio announced on Monday that they will be teaming up with a film production company to make a film version of the game.
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Campo Santo, the developers behind the acclaimed game, have established a relationship with Good Universe, who created Neighbors and Don't Breath, to create a new place for people to “develop projects that can bridge both the video game and feature film worlds.” One of the first projects from this collaboration will be the film adaption of Firewatch, which has sold about 1 million copies since February.
Video game movie adaptations aren't always a critical, financial, or even audience success. Usually, the ones that get this treatment are the ones that have lore and gameplay combined.
It is why a Firewatch film might be a success. The game is linear, and driven forward by dialogue between the two characters Henry and Delilah. The story itself is beautifully told and tells the story of a man who takes a temp job as a fire lookout in the wilderness and has to deal with marriage problems and a potential stalker.
The movie will likely be a small, indie production.
There’s no word on when the film is expected to premiere or any other details on its development. Take a look at the trailer below: