TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - August 22, 2018
If you thought Angry Birds would be the beginning and end of the mobile game turned movie trend, you're going to be sorely disappointed by this news. Paramount has nabbed the rights to the trippy mobile game "Monument Valley" with the intention of turning it into an animated film from an Oscar winning animator.
According to Deadline, Paramount and the hilariously named production company Weed Road have tapped Patrick Osborne to turn the game into a movie. Osborne did the short film Feast that played before Wreck-It Ralph in theaters, which netted him an Oscar, and is currently working on a film for Blue Sky.
As far as what the film will be about, Deadline actually has some information...
The mobile game and its sequel take place in a surreal, Escher-esque landscape, where established laws of space and time do not apply. The film will send contemporary live-action characters into the game’s extraordinary, mind-bending world.
Okay, I mean, that's not a totally terrible idea. It's not a great idea, by any stretch, but it's not terrible either. Paramount's animation branch has been really spotty, with Nickelodeon being their most prolific partner. On their own, however, it's only been Sherlock Gnomes and the upcoming Wonder Park, so there's no way to tell what the quality of this will be just yet. Don't hold your breath, though.