Warner Bros and David Heyman bringing Temple Run to theaters?

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.

Source: THR

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