Series Based on ‘Myst’ Games in Development at Legendary

The creators of “Myst” have closed a deal for Legendary Entertainment to turn the computer game into a series.

Legendary has yet to decide whether the project will become a traditional TV or digital show.

In the game, first published in 1993, players take the role of the Stranger, who uses a special book to travel to the mysterious island of Myst where they must solve puzzles to reveal the backstories of characters and use books they find to travel to other worlds.

Deal was made with Legendary’s TV and Digital Media arm, run by Bruce Rosenblum, and “Myst” producers Cyan Worlds, based in Spokane, Wash.

“Myst” creators Rand and Robyn Miller see the Legendary deal as a way to not only create a compelling TV drama but to develop a true transmedia franchise that includes a companion video game and other platforms, particularly tablets, to expand plot points.

Since its launch, the “Myst” franchise has included “Riven,” three additional sequels and “Myst Online: Uru,” which altogether have sold more than 15 million copies. It’s also spun off a series of novels, including bestseller “Myst: The Book of Atrus.”

Cyan is currently developing its next title, “Obduction.”

Legendary has a feature-length film based on videogame “Dead Rising,” that will debut exclusively on Crackle. Film, starring Jesse Metcalfe, is in production now. The film arm also has movies based on games “Warcraft” and “Mass Effect” upcoming.

 

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