If you are one of the fans of Firewatch, you should be more than happy to find out that it’s going to become a movie. The developing studio announced on Monday that they will collaborate with a film production team in order to convert the game into a movie. Campo Santo, which are the developers of the first-person video game, declared that they are talking to Good Universe, the company that produced Neighbors and Don’t Breathe. Their plan is to create a new home for people who want to create a bridge between feature films and video games.
Their first project is going to be an adaptation of Firewatch. The video game was released last February and it is quickly reaching the milestone of 1 million copies sold.
In general, the adaptations made after video games are not that well-received neither by the critics nor by the audience. At the same time, it’s true that most of this kind of adaptations are made after horror, sci-fi or action-adventure games. Mostly, they rely on gameplay and lore in order to achieve their goal.
For this reason, Firewatch may not be such a bad movie. The game is quite linear and it relies on dialogue between the two characters named Delilah and Henry. There is also some amazing imagery involved, which will make people love the movie even more.
More so, the story is quite classic: a man is forced to take a temporary job and has to be on the lookout for fires in the wilderness. Meanwhile, his wife’s state is deteriorating and there might be a stalker around in the woods. This action makes the movie not require a huge budget and there is no need for spectacular effects on action. However, some people believe that due to this linear sequence, there’s no need for a movie at all.