Campo Santo's excellent Firewatch is being transformed into a feature film, and if you think you've heard it somewhere, it's because in 2016. The deal failed when Good Universe was acquired by Lionsgate, which saw the rights to the project's return to Campo Santo, but The Hollywood Reporter says a new deal has been struck with producer Blindspotting and Little Monsters Snoot Entertainment.
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"Jess [Wu Calder] and Keith [Calder] are hardworking and visionary film producers with impeccable taste for video games," said Campo Santo co-founder Sean Vanaman.
“Not unlike when we met Joe Drake and the Good Universe team in 2016, we knew in our first conversation with Jess and Keith that they would be great partners. We have no doubts about your experience, taste, passion and assume that our experience as moderated game developers will make us first-class production partners. “
What will the Firewatch movie count?
The film, as well as the game, will tell the story of Henry, a 1989 fire watchman in Wyoming, and his long-distance supervisor Deliliah. But what appears to be lonely work in a lonely place - a much-needed escape - becomes something very different when a strange mystery begins to unfold and Henry's focus is forced on more sinister things. It's a fantastic game, which deserves our 85% analysis, and although I'm not sure it will translate very well into a film, I'm happy to have another chance to try.