With mobile downloads of over 700 million, Zeptolab’s physics-based online puzzle game franchise Cut the Rope is heading to the big screen.
Tentatively titled after and starring its popular candy-loving main character, the feature Om Nom will be rushed into theaters worldwide by late next year. The feature, which promises “a deeper experience with Om Nom than ever before,” does not yet have a director or distributor locked down, a spokesperson for the Russian gaming company Zeptolab told Cartoon Brew.
Om Nom, which will employ the CG style of the game, will explore the cute monster’s origin story through the eyes of a teenage boy named Evan, who opens a “secret package containing a living scientific experiment,” according to Zeptolab’s press release, thereby unleashing Om Nom, and its insatiable appetite for sweets, upon his tranquil hometown. Evan’s little sister Jordan, government agents, shadowy characters, and other creatures round out Om Nom’s cast, who all want a piece of Cut the Rope’s sugary monster for themselves.