Temple Run Is Coming to the Big Screen, So There’s ThatBy: Josh Wolford - November 13, 2013
At some point in the next couple of years, there’s going to be a Temple Run movie.
That’s the word from Hollywood Reporter, who says that Warner Brothers is in negotiations to bring the popular app to theaters alongside producer David Heyman. Heyman has produced the Harry Potter film franchise, as well as I Am Legend and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. There’s no date set for the release, as the whole thing is still in its early phases.
According to THR, “the story would center on an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces.”
Temple Run, as you probably know, is an endless running game first released on iOS in 2011 by Imangi Studios. It later came to Android and Windows Phone. It quickly became one of the most-popular games around.
Temple Run, the app, is no stranger to movie tie-ins having released versions specific to Disney’s Brave and Oz the Great and Powerful.
In lieu of making a jab at Hollywood for completely running out of ideas, I’ll just say this. Temple Run, the movie, sounds like it has a better premise than the upcoming Angry Birds movie. There’s some elements of Indiana Jones that can be given to a Temple Run movie, I’m sure. I don’t know, I think I’m going to go back to bed now.
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