Firewatch is Getting a Movie Adaptation


Good Universe is teaming up with Campo Santo, the creators of the acclaimed Firewatch. Their aim? To bring this tale of Wyoming wilderness to big screens worldwide.

Indie developer Campo Santo has managed to attract the attention of the production company Good Universe and, as a result, we might see Firewatch on movie theaters in the future. The news was published today via The Hollywood Reporter. Firewatch was released back on February for all platforms and since then it has sold almost one million copies worldwide. Not a bad feat for Campo Santo’s first game.

Studio founder Sean Vanaman has spoken about this deal himself. “When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories,” he said. “It’s rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can’t wait to see what we make together.” Well, we can’t either.


Can Firewatch be Adapted?

That’s always a question, isn’t it? Firewatch is, above all, an introspective gaming experience. With it we jump into the skin of a troubled man called Henry, who takes a role as forest ranger to escape the grayness of his life back home. Once in the Wyoming wilderness, his only contact remains another ranger by the name of Delilah, who both guides and comforts him. That contact only exists through their walkie-talkies. As a result, one of the game’s best parts is the dialogue that happen between these two, voiced respectively by Telltale’s The Walking Dead’s Cissy Jones and Mad Men’s Rich Sommer.

If there is any chance that the two actors would partner up in the adaptation, that would be interesting. However, we still do not know who will lead this movie or what kind of angle they will try to achieve. One can only hope for the best. Good adaptations are those ones who reinvent a story and offer a new prism to it, after all. While nothing can replace your own Henry, or the experience of playing a certain Henry, Firewatch still makes for an evocative setting. If done correctly, those tunes of solitude and mystery could resonate well within the boundaries of a cinema. We’ll see.

What do you think about this announcement? Would you like to see the jump of Firewatch to a different medium or not? And if you have not read it, you should check our Firewatch review, courtesy of Richard Donaldson.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]

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