The supernatural video game Alan Wake is becoming a live-action television show. It is currently under development by writer, producer, and director Peter Calloway (Cloak and Dagger and Legion).
Contradiction Films and video game company Remedy Entertainment (Quantum Break) are behind the Alan Wake television show. Creative Director at Remedy Entertainment and writer and creator of the video game franchise, Sam Lake, says,
It feels right to turn it into an actual show. Tomas and Tim have been working to make this happen with endless passion, and I’m thrilled to have Peter on board, he truly gets the vision of Alan Wake. We want to be faithful to the soul of the game, while diving much deeper into this dark, crazy world.”
We're really excited to work with Contradiction Films and have @PeteCalloway on board for developing the Alan Wake TV series. It's early days yet, but… Sam's already brainstorming. https://t.co/ttxnn4q8ns pic.twitter.com/6EdFpMIcgE
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) September 12, 2018
Released for Xbox 360 and Windows PC in 2010. The game follows the story of best-selling thriller novelist Alan Wake as he uncovers the mystery of his wife’s disappearance. During the game search, players experiences events from the plot of his novel, which Wake has no memory of writing. The game takes place in the Pacific Northwest in the fictional town of Bright Falls.
We identified ALAN WAKE as a possible adaptation years ago, based on our love of the game and the story. We went out of our way to find a writer who was not only a gamer but shared our love for ALAN WAKE. Peter’s work on LEGION in particular will lend itself to adapting the disorienting and disturbing world that Sam first brought to life in WAKE.”
Remedy Entertainment said they are busy working on projects such as Control, Crossfire 2 and the Vanguard project at the moment and are not developing a new Wake game in the near future.
No details on when the show will air or where fans will be able to watch it.
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