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The indie video game Monument Valley being turned into a movie
August 26, 2018

The indie video game Monument Valley being turned into a movie

The big Hollywood studios continue to draw heavily from the world of video games, but this time choosing one of the best indie games of recent years: Monument Valley.
The well-known video game for mobile devices, developed in the East London by UsTwo Games has seen, for the development of its first title, the participation of just 8 creatives.

Now, 160 million downloads later, its producer Dan Gray admits that the whole team is thrilled to see the videogames widen on a bigger media and a new level.

"I keep not knowing where this crazy rollercoaster is going to end," he says. "To get to this point, from a group of people in Shoreditch just wanting to make something they were proud of, it's really humbling."

In the game the players have to help the Princess Ida to get to the bottom of the levels through exceptional and colorful ever-changing architectures, all made in a beautiful minimal-vector style.

To acquire the rights is the giant Paramount Pictures that will develop an hybrid animation/live-antion movie together with Weed Road Pictures.

Only one name at the moment comes out of production: Patrick Osborne, an Academy Award winner for the animated short Feast and longtime animator for Disney.

Osborne stated "I'm privileged to be handed the reins to Ida's mysterious kingdom, to play in her world of impossible architecture where seeing things differently is everything".

Development times have not yet been defined. We will certainly have to wait a few years. The director is currently working on another title, Nimona for Fox Animation.

Here the trailer of the second chapter of the videogame:

[ Fra - source BBC ]
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