Joust Coming to the Big Screen?


Michael Cerenzie (Black Water Transit and Christine Peters’ new production banner, CP Productions, has nabbed its first project, optioning Joust, the arcade game that first debuted in 1982, from publisher Midway Games.

Though Joust has had several sequels, the original game, in which one or two players control a knight on a flying ostrich who combats flying buzzards, is best known.

The game has more recently become available to download and play on PCs and Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

The Cerenzie-Peters company will specialize in adapting graphic novels, comic books, novels and video games. Peters is developing Area 51, a Midway game that was released in 2005.