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TEMPLE RUN Coming to the Big Screen

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Hollywood is turning to mobile games as the latest source for adaptation material. One high-profile project already in the works is Angry Birds, but more recent news has Warner Bros. looking to adapt Temple Run with David Heyman attached as a producer. The 2011 Imangi Studios mobile game centered on an explorer who stole an idol from a temple and, as a result, is endlessly chased by demonic monkeys. While the studio is still in negotiations to bring the game to the big screen and the search is on for a writer, the story looks like it will stick pretty close to the plot of the game.

THR reported on Warner Bros. developing Temple Run with Heyman producing. Heyman, who is best known for producing the Harry Potter film series, also produced their recent hit, Gravity, and is in talks to produce J.K. Rowling‘s next studio franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Here’s how the studio describes Temple Run;

The most exhilarating running game ever! Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, and see how far you can run!

While I played and enjoyed the game, I have my doubts that this will be a worthwhile project. What do you think?

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    • Temple Run is an awesome mobile game, but there’s zero story to it, unless you call endlessly running from a monster a story. I honestly can’t imagine how this can be turned into a movie, but we all said that about Pirates of the Caribbean too!

      • Jennifer

        I was thinking the same thing. But as you noted, Pirates is a great example! They just need to write an interesting back story, maybe?

        • And cast appropriately. Although they started to seriously bog down the movies after the first one, I felt that Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightly (even though I’m not a huge fan of her) were great in the first “Pirates.” Johnny Depp goes without saying. Oh, and Geoffrey Rush.

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