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Temple Run could be getting the Hollywood treatment

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Temple Run could be getting the Hollywood treatment
No, you didn't misread that headline. We're not saying that Temple Run is getting a cartoon deal, or a kid's TV show, or even a run of merchandise (beyond the board game that already exists). There is a new report that says the endless runner game could soon be in the works as a full Hollywood blockbuster. Temple Run has had a couple movie tie-in versions of its game made by Disney - Temple Run: Brave, and Temple Run: Oz. 

Of course, going from the big screen to a mobile game is fairly easy and done all the time. Making the jump the other way is extremely rare. The only other mobile game to even start towards being made into a movie is Angry Birds, which is a game that has been an international sensation and has far more brand awareness (through a crazy amount of merchandising) than does Temple Run. 

But, Temple Run has a big name producer attached - David Heyman, who was a producer on all eight Harry Potter movies, as well as I Am Legend and Gravity - and it has the backing of Warner Bros. studio. Not surprisingly, the movie would be about a man who steals an idol from a temple and then is chased by "demonic forces". So, it's basically planned to be a 90-minute version of the opening scene to Raiders of the Lost Ark

Still, the project doesn't have a writer, a script, a director, or a cast; so, there's only a limited chance it will actually get through to production and release. 

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posted on 14 Nov 2013, 20:22 1

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Well, I'm sure they can't screw it up as badly as they screwed up Battleship. I mean, the premise of Battleship was practically written for them; all they needed to do was have a slugout between two period World War 2 fleets, which would have been awesome. Instead they tried to force the gameplay into a plot with Transformers aliens with MJOLNIR suits.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 20:34

2. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Well, this just made me look at my computer screen like Beyonce looked at that fan on her tour when she put the mic in the fan's face.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:39

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

I don't get the reference, but I'm sure I looked at my screen the same way you (and Beyonce) looked when I saw a reference to Beyonce in our comment thread.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 20:39

3. dspkblympkbl (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 May 2013)

Did Hollywood not learn their lesson from the tomb raider movies. I seemed to be the only one who liked AJ as LC, but then again I like her in anything.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 22:07

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Interested to see how the man dies, as most of the time hero never dies. Let's see how he's being rescued in the near future.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 22:13 1

5. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

Raiders of the Lost Ark! Its already been done, although the movie was the inspiration for the game, I believe. Indiana Jones was great (except for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), but time to do something better. If history is any witness, book/game adaptations suck big time! All HP movies were dumbed down and only some parts were done well. Except for LOTR (obviously), Hobbit, and few exceptions I don't see this panning out well.

Don't think there's potential of actually a good storyline for a guy running with an idol. Hopefully it won't be like a stupid Disney movie like the Lone Ranger. XD

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 23:32

6. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

100% agreed

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