Patrick Osborne (Disney’s Feast, Google Spotlight Stories’ Pearl) is developing a live-action/cg hybrid feature based on Ustwo Games’ hit mobile game Monument Valley, which has recorded over 160 million downloads.
Paramount Pictures and Weed Road Pictures are producing the film. If the idea reaches production, Osborne will also direct. The news was reported on Tuesday afternoon by Deadline.
Paramount and Weed Road will next bring aboard a screenwriter to work with Osborne on crafting a story around the game. The game itself doesn’t have much of a story – it’s basically a princess walking up a bunch Escher-esque buildings – which presents an interesting opportunity to craft an original story while tapping into the equity of an established IP. What remains unclear is whether fans of Monument Valley will be receptive to a narrative story centered around something designed to be an interactive visual experience. Here’s a look at the gameplay: