Warner Bros negotiating Temple Run film rights

Warner Bros is in talks to make a movie adaptation of Temple Run, the wildly popular free-to-play endless runner.

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The free-to-play mobile game Temple Run has been a massive success. The endless runner has spawned a sequel and a few spin-offs, all of which have been hits as well. As a result, Hollywood is making plans to do what it always does when a property has a built-in audience: make a movie out of it.

The Hollywood Reporter gives word that Warner Bros is in negotiations to make a big-screen adaptation of the 2011 hit, headed up by Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman. So at least it has some notable producer credit behind it.

The studio will reportedly be looking for a writer once the dust settles on the deal. The game story is bare-bones, so the movie adaptation would flesh it out a bit. It will focus on an explorer who steals an idol and is chased down by demons. So just picture that boulder scene from Indiana Jones, only with hellbeasts, and lasting about two hours.

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    November 13, 2013 11:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Warner Bros negotiating Temple Run film rights.

    Warner Bros is in talks to make a movie adaptation of Temple Run, the wildly popular free-to-play endless runner.

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      November 13, 2013 11:19 AM

      Likely to be as unremarkable as the first person POV stuff in the Doom movie.

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      November 13, 2013 11:38 AM

      Makes sense. The main character in the game has a deep back story that would play well in a movie.

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        November 13, 2013 12:19 PM

        I honestly have no idea if your being sarcastic? I will take it as you are, as that fits my thoughts better...

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      November 14, 2013 4:53 AM

      Waste of life