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Firewatch Movie Being Made By Oldboy Producers

Sorry, it’s the US remake of Oldboy, starring Josh Brolin. Still, didn’t see that coming, did you? Yes, the creators of countryside hike-em-up Firewatch [official site] have partnered with production company Good Universe to make a movie about the game, as well as work together on future projects, says the Hollywood Reporter. There aren’t many details about the movie itself, or what these ‘future projects’ might be, but come and read some exciting soundbites from all the people involved!

“When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories. It’s rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can’t wait to see what we make together,” said Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman.

I’ve just torn that out of the original article. I’m very lazy. The production company also worked on the comedies Neighbours and The Night Before, as well as the horror movie Don’t Breathe, which got decent reviews if Metacritic is to be trusted.

Meanwhile, Firewatch was very well received and, as source material for a videogame movie goes, it stands the best chance of being made into something good. I was not overly impressed by the hiking and radio calls of Campo Santo’s work. But John loved it and it made it into our list of the best games of the year so far. Plus, if you really want to explore that landscape, you can even take an audio tour of it. So, I guess, what do I know, eh?

When we know more about this movie, we’ll tell you. For now, the best videogame movie is still Edge of Tomorrow. Discuss.

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