Monument Valley Receives Movie Treatment Like Detective Pikachu

    Monument Valley will be joining the list of video games that have been turned into full-feature movies.

    Deadline reports that Oscar-winning director Patrick Osborne is set to develop a Paramount Pictures/Weed Road action and CG hybrid franchise for it. 

    Monument Valley is a one of a kind experience, at once small in its meditative, simple gameplay, as well as enormous in its sense of history, Osborne said. Im privileged to be handed the reins to Idas mysterious kingdom, to play in her world of impossible architecture where seeing things differently is everything. I am thrilled to bring this unique world to theaters with the talented storytellers of Paramount and Weed Road.

    The highly praised video game takes place in a “surreal, Escher-esque landscape, where established laws of space and time do not apply.” The game has over 160 million downloads worldwide and has received awards like the Apple Design Award 2014, Apple iPad Game of the Year, and two BAFTAs for Best British Game and Best Mobile & Handheld Game.

    Monument Valley is added into the anticipated gaming/movie conversation alongside the previously reported Detective Pikachu movie news. 

    Hopefully, this upcoming franchise won’t be as disappointing as some other movies that are based on video games like Silent Hill: Revelation or Assasin’s Creed movie.

    Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.