Production companies Roserock Films and Gran Via Productions have teamed up to bring the popular video game franchise Myst to the silver screen, according to Variety. The companies will also team with Adrian Vanderbosch and Isaac Testerman of Mysteria Film Group, who acquired the movie rights to the video game.
Myst was first launched in 1993 and revolves around a secret civilization dubbed The D'ni, who have the ability to travel between different worlds. The game spun off into a trilogy of novels, which explain the backstory of The D'ni, before the game sequel, Riven was released. The story also centers on a young American woman who accidentally becomes involved with The D'ni. It was said that the novel trilogy - "The Book of Atrus," "The Book of Ti'ana" and "The Book of D'ni" - will be the basis of the new movie. Here's what Vanderbosch had to say about the project:
"Our aim with this project is to stretch the genres it operates within, much like the source material did. It's such an innovative property and the best service we can do to it is to maintain that spirit. By utilizing the novels as our primary source, we have the opportunity to offer audiences the essence of Myst without being limited only to the famous island of the first game."
It wasn't said if a screenwriter or director had been attached as of yet, or when they were aiming to start production.