A motion picture of the popular video game series "Broken Sword" is under way. Legendary video game creator Charles Cecil ("The Da Vinci Code," "Beneath a Steel Sky") and his Revolution Software are teaming with a Hollywood production company to transform his adventure games into live action films.
The exciting task has been given to action/adventure producers Jay Douglas and Nav Gupta ("Level 7," "Quantum Heist," and the upcoming "Stonehenge: Rise of the Druids" franchise) and their CastleBright Studios production company. Gaming expert Justin Kaplan united Cecil with the company and will join to produce.
Beginning with "The Shadow of the Templars" (released the U.S. as "The Circle of Blood"), films will follow the adventurous duo of George Stobbart and Nico Collard as they battle evil forces across the globe for ancient relics of power.
Specific details of the storyline are being kept under wraps, but filmmakers promise to stay true to all of the fan favorite elements. "'Broken Sword' is the kind of complex story every producer dreams about, rich with mystery and adventure, so for me, this is a real honor." said Douglas.
As for who will helm and adapt the novel-like video game, initial talks have begun with leading directors and screenwriters from such films as "Harry Potter," Casino Royale, "X-Men" to name a few.
Discussion about creating a film swirled early in the year, and after the recent success of "Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death," a plan for a live action adventure went into full swing.