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Warner Bros. To Take Smartphone Game Temple Run To The Big Screen

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Gravity's David Heyman to produce

Angry Birds is getting a movie. Assassin's Creed is getting a movie. And now, if a deal with Gravity producer David Heyman, Warner Bros. and game creators Imangi Studios goes through, Temple Run is getting a movie.

That's right, Temple Run - the endless running game that sees an Indiana Jones-a-like explorer who's just stolen an idol from a jungle temple pegging it away from evil beasties at a brisk pace, dodging death traps as he hoovers up gold coins and magical power-ups.

If it sounds a bit too far fetched - and a little bit too much like the beginning of Raiders - fret a little less, because there won't be any power-ups in the film. At least, we hope so.

The original game was released in 2011, quickly becoming a phenomenon as bored commuters, excitable kids and pure-and-simple fans of a good game got hooked, and soon it was at the top of the iTunes free game charts, using the freemium model of free-to-download-but-in-game-add-ons-cost-more to earn its way in the world. Spin-offs such as Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz followed in its wake, and copycats tried to cash-in with Temple Guns, Temple Jump and Pyramid Run.

Game studio Naughty Dog and their Uncharted team must be thinking about whether they can take their fellow Indy wannabe Nathan Drake to cinemas sooner rather than later. No release date is earmarked for the Temple Run project, but considering the traffic jam that's hitting 2015, sometime in 2016 or later is a safe bet.

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Lol. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.
Tags: computers and technology, film - in development
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