At the center of every film is a character. Regardless of how good or bad, every movie, be it Academy Award winning dramas or lowly video game adaptations, needs to have a clear cut hero with a motivation. One the audience can cheer for, despise, or relate to on an emotional level.
It’s what we call a protagonist, and what’s a better motivation in a film than “GET ME FROM AWAY THESE DEMONS!?”
Temple Run is going to be making a big screen debut trough Warner Bros. and Harry Potter producer David Heyman. The popular free to play game may be recognizable enough to gain a box office draw, but barely has enough to story make a 90 minute feature length film.
The story is described by the Hollywood Reporter. “[It]would center on an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces.” You really have to wonder how much running will actually be in this thing. One of those high concept films like we saw blossom in the 1970s.
The next step is to attach a screenwriter who is going to have to be very careful not to tread on any other major film franchises, namely the one which clearly inspired Temple Run.
Sounds a little bit silly, but I wouldn’t count this one out just yet. David Heyman has a lot of great films to his name like all eight Harry Potter flicks and most recently Gravity, which is currently tearing up headlines and critic circles. He seems like the guy to turn something out of nothing.
Any interest in seeing a Temple Run movie?