David Heyman, one of the key producers behind the Harry Potter franchise and Gravity, has set his sights on the popular video game Temple Run. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Heyman is looking to work with Warner Bros. to bring the world of the action adventure game to the big screen.
“From the makers of the award-winning best-seller ‘Harbor Master’ comes the most exhilarating running game on the App Store,” reads the game’s official description. “Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, and see how far you can run!”
Naturally, the storyline of the game (which has the treasure-seeking protagonist on the run from demonic monkeys) will be expanded for the feature version and Warner Bros. is said to currently be on the search for a screenwriter.
In addition to two tie-in spinoffs (Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz), Temple Run released a direct sequel, Temple Run 2, earlier this year.