From Sonic the Hedgehog to Double Dragon, video game franchises have been gaining mainstream traction with the help of movie and television adaptations.
Variety is reporting today that Remedy Entertainment is now in the works to create a new television series based off of the action-adventure game Alan Wake which launched back in 2010. "That was Sam's vision. It was influenced by The Twilight Zone, Secret Window, Hitchcock, Northern Exposure, a lot of US television", Contradiction partner Thomas Harlan said. So, whether the title can outgrow its own influences is another hurdle Calloway will have to leap over.
Lake and Harlan both talked about how important the side characters of the game are, and that while the original game will work as the starting point of the story in the series, they will be "expanding the lore of this insane and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did." . Sam is a huge part of this. Tomas Harlan, a partner at Contradiction, says that a number of studios had expressed interest in the project. "We'll be expanding the lore of this insane and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did".
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"The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we're exploring in the show", Lake said.
There's now no word regarding what network the show will premiere on, which actors (if any) are attached to the project, and whether or not the show will serve as a kind of sequel to the original game or whether it will just exist somewhere in the Alan Wake universe.
Hopefully the show will be just as good as the game.
An Alan Wake TV series is in the works. The story followed fictitious best-selling author Alan Wake (Matthew Porretta) on a journey to a small town in Washington state where he hopes to rid himself of prolonged writer's block.