'Monument Valley' will be getting a movie adaptation

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    If you thought Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog were the last of video game movie adaptation, think again. Paramount Pictures and Akiva Goldman’s Weed Road Pictures are going to adapt Monument Valley into a movie, according to an exclusive Deadline report.

    If you own a smartphone, you might have heard of or even tried this critically acclaimed puzzle game with soothing soundtracks from Ustwo Games. The title launched back in 2014 and now boasts over 160 million downloads worldwide and won awards like the Apple Design Award 2014, Apple iPad Game of the Year, and two BAFTAs for Best British Game and Best Mobile & Handheld Game.

    “It’s been four years since we launched the first Monument Valley and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to take our world of beauty and impossibility into cinema. We’re incredibly happy that we’ve found the perfect creative partners in Paramount, Weed Road and Patrick Osborne to champion this concept forward into another medium,” said Dan Gray, Head of Ustwo Games.

    The director, Patrick Osborne, who won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar for Feast, had the following to say “Monument Valley is a one of a kind experience, at once small in its meditative, simple gameplay, as well as enormous in its sense of history. 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. I am thrilled to bring this unique world to theaters with the talented storytellers of Paramount and Weed Road.”

    The movie adaptation is reportedly going to be a live action/CG hybrid one, sending "contemporary live-action characters into the game’s extraordinary, mind-bending world". How do you think a Monument Valley movie will turn out?

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  1. KiiWii

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    Eh? How though?

    Great game, but movie... I don’t see it.

    *Convince me otherwise*
     
  2. frogboy

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    talk about a left-field announcement.
     
  3. SIX10

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    Calling for it won't happen. Heard so many video game movies in the past few years that never came to fruition and are vaporware.
     
  4. AbyssalMonkey

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    Prox
     
  5. VitaType

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    Seems making films today is very inexpensive if it's worth it to make this film. I highly doub that it's a prestige project for the sake of art or because it's the passion of an important decision maker at a studio. Maybe just give that money to people with a creative and unique script you don't expect to become a popular film or something. What a waste of money and time from everyone involved... At this point it even isn't funny anymore, just sad.
     
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  6. Lycanroc

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    ...Inception?
     
  7. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    WE WANT A STARCRAFT MOVIE FFS
     
  8. DeadlyFoez

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    I did buy both of the games, but I didn't really find it as so much of a game. It was more like the only interaction you were doing was equivalent to flipping the pages of a book. There was a story there, but not much of a game at all. Maybe someone would consider it as "puzzles" but I didn't feel that they were puzzles at all. Just hand holding a character through a story.

    Not sure if I am conveying my feelings exactly as I intend.
     
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  9. HaloEliteLegend

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    I loved Monument Valley but how the hell is a movie gonna work? A mobile puzzle game doesn't exactly pop into your mind as the best suited thing for a movie adaptation.
     
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  10. DeadlyFoez

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    It's the story line. They can adapt the story line easily. Hell, if these hollywood idiots can rape people and make an Emoji Movie then anything is possible
     
  11. WiiHomebrew+Snes

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    I want to see this done right, but I just about 100% know it's not gonna happen (if it's ever finished at all)
     
  12. HaloEliteLegend

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    Well, that gets me wondering. There's at ton of video game movie adaptations in the works right now, could one of these finally prove that video game movies can be good?
     
  13. Localhorst86

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    The Emoji Movie.

    nuff said.

    Apparently, it's no longer necessary to have a proper concept to adapt something into a movie.
     
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  14. Trash_Bandatcoot

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    I really...
    do not understand this...

    Ever since SEGA jumped on thr movie-wagon announcing a Sonic movie, everyone's doing it.

    SEGA: A Sonic the Hedgehog film
    Nintendo: A few months later, announced a Mario film

    -and now this.
    This video game war will never end, will it?
     
  15. supergamer368

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    Does anybody read locations?
    Why even try making a video game movie anymore? NONE of them have EVER done well. And I think there was supposed to be a Minecraft movie next year too, right? Honestly, do you even need a valid idea to make a movie anymore?
     
  16. epickid37

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    Mt. Celeste
    Wut
     
  17. 98otiss

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    that game was nice
    but whats worse the emoji movie or this?
     
  18. hiroakihsu

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    On the edge of my seat
    I've heard of this game before, but never really got the chance to play it...After reading this, I think I'll go ahead and try the game out to see what it's about.

    P.S. So whatever happened to that Monopoly board game movie they were talking about making? :rofl2: Or I guess maybe it isn't happening anymore? :toot:
     
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