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Warner Bros and David Heyman bringing Temple Run to theaters?

Nov. 13, 2013by: Eric Walkuski

If you're one of the millions upon millions of people who yearn to see mobile video games turned into $100 million blockbusters, have we got inspiring news for you: Warner Bros. and mega-producer David Heyman are working on bringing the smartphone game TEMPLE RUN to the big screen.

I'll be perfectly honest right now: I'm not a gamer - mobile or otherwise - so I'm unfamiliar with the title. However, TEMPLE RUN is apparently an uber-popular game, one of the most downloaded of the era. Described as an "endless running game", it goes like this: "You've stolen the cursed idol from the temple, and now you have to run for your life to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys nipping at your heels. Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, unlock new characters, and see how far you can run!"

Evil Demon Monkeys. Fair enough. Here is how the movie is going to go:

The story would center on an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces.

If there's any reason to get excited about this, it's Heyman's involvement. The producer was a driving force behind WB's HARRY POTTER franchise, and of course recently helped bring us GRAVITY.

Extra Tidbit: Do you play Temple Run? Are you excited about the prospect of a movie?
Source: THR

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10:35PM on 11/15/2013
uhhh? ok? My next question is why? Another game to movie we didn't ask for! I have the game on my tablet, and it is fun but do we really need a movie? There's much better games that should be made into films. Uncharted for example.
uhhh? ok? My next question is why? Another game to movie we didn't ask for! I have the game on my tablet, and it is fun but do we really need a movie? There's much better games that should be made into films. Uncharted for example.
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1:39AM on 11/14/2013
If you guys really think its going to be just a dude running the whole time maybe you should develop a little imagination. Not saying this will be great but I'm pretty sure they will build a story surrounding it, not just a dude running for 2 hours.
If you guys really think its going to be just a dude running the whole time maybe you should develop a little imagination. Not saying this will be great but I'm pretty sure they will build a story surrounding it, not just a dude running for 2 hours.
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8:12PM on 11/13/2013
You know what, there could be something here. The game has a quirky sense of humour and a cast of characters (you've got a pro football player, a geisha and a conquistador for some reason) that could get interesting backstories. I don't think it's any more ridiculous an idea than basing a movie on a theme park ride.
You know what, there could be something here. The game has a quirky sense of humour and a cast of characters (you've got a pro football player, a geisha and a conquistador for some reason) that could get interesting backstories. I don't think it's any more ridiculous an idea than basing a movie on a theme park ride.
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6:12PM on 11/13/2013

I hate you Hollywood

There is no God.
There is no God.
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1:48PM on 11/13/2013

Never heard of it despite owning a smart phone

To be honest, it sounds silly. Just as bad as Battleship.
To be honest, it sounds silly. Just as bad as Battleship.
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12:57PM on 11/13/2013

Seriously Hollywood?!

Why?!! have the big studio execs run out of ideas or something? I mean c'mon think outside the box here, where's the original ideas?
Why?!! have the big studio execs run out of ideas or something? I mean c'mon think outside the box here, where's the original ideas?
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12:48PM on 11/13/2013

See how this goes...

I want to see a Doodle Jump and maybe Jetpack Joyride right after that. Candy Crush would be more of a chick flick, so pass on that.
I want to see a Doodle Jump and maybe Jetpack Joyride right after that. Candy Crush would be more of a chick flick, so pass on that.
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10:37PM on 11/15/2013
LOL! I had to laugh at the Doodle Jump reference. That's a fun game, but I could really see Hollywood being that desperate!
LOL! I had to laugh at the Doodle Jump reference. That's a fun game, but I could really see Hollywood being that desperate!
12:35PM on 11/13/2013
so its basically going to be the opening credits of raiders of the lost ark, but stretching it into a whole movie... and demonic forces instead of tribesman and traps........ the difference is im sure this will be bland as hell
so its basically going to be the opening credits of raiders of the lost ark, but stretching it into a whole movie... and demonic forces instead of tribesman and traps........ the difference is im sure this will be bland as hell
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12:22PM on 11/13/2013
what the F#$! for?
what the F#$! for?
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1:38PM on 11/13/2013
The symbol you used for your c answers that question.
The symbol you used for your c answers that question.
12:10PM on 11/13/2013

Oh I'm real excited

I can't wait for an hour and a half of a nameless man running through the forest, jumping up ledges, sliding under trees and trying not to have his face ripped off by monkeys.

No really this is a shit idea, I thought Battleship was a stupid enough idea but this is just as bad, it's a game with no story, no characters, nothing to even suggest a movie adaptation, it's just running and jumping. Are we that starved for creativity that we're actually getting this movie into our lives. Fuck.
I can't wait for an hour and a half of a nameless man running through the forest, jumping up ledges, sliding under trees and trying not to have his face ripped off by monkeys.

No really this is a shit idea, I thought Battleship was a stupid enough idea but this is just as bad, it's a game with no story, no characters, nothing to even suggest a movie adaptation, it's just running and jumping. Are we that starved for creativity that we're actually getting this movie into our lives. Fuck.
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