Firewatch to be adapted into feature film

By Andrew Todd

The video game Firewatch is set to be turned into a movie.
The video game Firewatch is set to be turned into a movie.

Firewatch studio Campo Santo has announced a deal to bring its debut game to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The studio will team with production and financing firm Good Universe on the adaptation, as part of an ongoing deal to create projects across both video games and movies.

"It's rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting," said Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman of the Good Universe partnership. "We can't wait to see what we make together."

A scene from the video game Firewatch.
A scene from the video game Firewatch.

Echoing the sentiment, Good Universe co-founder Joe Drake said that "with the Campo Santo team, [Good Universe] felt an immediate simpatico with their utterly beguiling storytelling and amazing creative instincts."

Firewatch would seem a natural candidate for film adaptation, given its acclaimed story and characters, its sales of nearly 1 million copies to date, and the relatively low budget requirements of its wilderness setting.

No cast, crew, or release date have been set for the project.

Firewatch itself is out now for new-gen consoles and PC, with the recent Xbox One release seeing the addition of a free-roam mode, and audio commentary soon to follow.

- Gameplanet.co.nz

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