The intriguing, disorienting, creepy and extremely awesome videogame Alan Wake is coming to TV.
Variety reports that Legion, Cloak & Dagger and Under The Dome veteran Peter Calloway is adapting the 2010 game, written mostly by Sam Lake, into a live-action series. There’s no network attached yet but apparently there’s a lot of interest already.
The game was a noir-infused mystery that was heavily reminiscent of Twin Peaks, The X-Files and all those brilliant 90s shows that had one foot in the deeply weird. Per Variety, the game followed “fictitious best-selling author Alan Wake (Matthew Porretta) on a journey to a small town in Washington state where he hopes to rid himself of prolonged writer’s block. What follows is an increasingly surreal experience that seems to bring the plot from his last novel — which he has no memory of writing — to life.”
Lake will be involved with the series, and the plan is currently for the unmade game sequel ideas to make their way into the show. He told Variety that “The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we’re exploring in the show. We’ll be expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did….Through the years we’ve worked on multiple game concepts and stories for Alan Wake’s world that have never seen the light of day. All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.
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