Legendary TV Developing Series Based on Computer Game Myst

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According to a report from Deadline, Legendary TV is teaming up with the company Cyan Worlds to create a television series as well as a companion video game based on the popular video game “Myst.”

“Myst” originally released in 1993 but was followed by several sequels and ports to other consoles. The game follows players on a mysterious island, where they must venture out to explore its grandeur and mystery. “Myst” sold over 8 million copies and has ended up on countless “top games” lists. It is described as “a chilling tale of intrigue and injustice, defying all boundaries of space and time.”

This will be yet another attempt at trying to translate the game into another medium. In 2002, back when SyFy was still The Sci-Fi Channel, they attempted to make the game into a miniseries but it never actually happened.

“Cyan’s goal in working with Legendary is not just to create a compelling TV drama but to develop a true transmedia product that will include a companion video game that extends the story across both media,” the company said. “Seventy percent of tablet owners use their device while watching TV at least several times a week. Cyan sees the potential to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling to a new level.”

There is no word on when the project will head into production.

 

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