Myst movie in the works

Roserock Films, Gran Via Productions, and Mysteria Film Group are partnering to produce a film based on the classic videogame franchise, Myst. However, the film’s story will draw from the plot outlined in the trilogy of Myst novels, called The D’ni, which were published during the development of Riven, Cyan Worlds' sequel to Myst.

"Our aim with this project is to stretch the genres it operates within, much like the source material did. It is such an innovative property and the best service we can do to it is to maintain that spirit. By utilizing the novels as our primary source, we have the opportunity to offer audiences the essence of Myst without being limited only to the famous island of the first game," explains Mysteria Film Group’s Adrian Vanderbosch.

Oct 4, 2010

Source: Variety

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  • 8bitBaby - October 5, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    woah! this is pretty cool. hope it turns out good
  • JohnnyApplesperm - October 5, 2010 4:47 a.m.

    Wow, I'm a pretty big MYST fan, I've read all 3 novels and have beaten all but the last 2 games (I will eventually...). If done right, and I admit that's a very, very big if, this could be awesome. I don't think an adaptation of any of the games to the big screen would be good at all; it'd be terrible. That said, the novels are perfect candidates for a film, and could be pretty good. It's all gonna come down to the director I think... if, say, our good pal Uve gets this project, I think we all know how it'll turn out.
  • Ravenbom - October 5, 2010 3:52 a.m.

    Not the source material, but the original games were as much about the lonely atmosphere as puzzles and great (fort the time) graphics and I don't feel like a movie would capture that feeling of solitary wonderment. Which is also why I wouldn't want to see an Ico or Shadow of the Colossus movie.
  • Tygerclaws - October 5, 2010 2:28 a.m.

    I'd be quite happy to see a Myst film, though I feel it would have to be told through first-person perspective to keep the magical, mysterious feel. Either way, more D'Ni is never a bad thing.
  • TeslaVonMagnus - October 4, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    I LOVE Myst, I'm looking forward to this!
  • CoryRX8 - October 4, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    Maybe someone will do a competent job of remaking the game to go along with the movie release. I played through realMyst and loved it because the fundamental gameplay was solid, but that port sure could have spent a little more time in QA.
  • paganpoet - October 4, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    Isn't 'Lost' inspired by Myst?
  • NotBraze - October 4, 2010 9:22 p.m.

    I never read the books, but the premise of the franchise could make a good film. The idea of creating worlds within books and being able to travel to said worlds, if it was handled well it could be good. I'll remain skeptical until we see some more information, though, if this spawns a high-res re-release of Riven I'll be a happy man.
  • NappyAfro - October 4, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    Is Myst even still relevant enough to make a movie on it?
  • miasma - October 4, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    I have read these books and they are pretty cool. I wish it was more dedicated to the first Myst game however.

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