Indie fans who consider themselves keen movie buffs on the side could have something to look forward to, as Story Kitchen has purchased the rights to indie hit, Slime Rancher.
Movies inspired by video games haven’t always been as well received as they have been in recent memory. The Mario movie, the Uncharted movie, and both Sonic the Hedgehog movies represent strong examples of gaming movie adaptions.
However, we have seen plenty of duds too. The abundance of Resident Evil movies, the old Street Fighter movies, and the Assassin’s Creed movie all spring to mind.
However, there haven’t been that many studios that have taken a chance on an indie game property to tweak for the big screen.
Upcoming movies such as Iron Lung, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and Story Kitchen’s own Sifu aim to change that, but as of the time of writing, we are still waiting for an opportunity to rustle some popcorn and enjoy an indie-inspired flick.
Little Slimes, Big Screen
You may be wondering how this upcoming movie has even come to be. Well, it turns out that both Story Kitchen and Slime Rancher developer and partner on this project, Monomi Park, are very keen to expand upon the story of Beatrix LeBeau, and feel that this game offers a strong foundation for a brilliant family-friendly movie.
We at Indie Game Culture were huge fans of the original title, and while the second title wasn’t up to standard according to our own Beth Gerrish, it has improved significantly since then and offers another slime-packed adventure, much like the original.
While we aren’t quite sure how the Story Kitchen plan to take the admittedly simplistic narrative of this franchise and make it into a feature-length movie, we are quietly confident that they can pull it off.
Who Are Story Kitchen?
For those trying to understand what makes Story Kitchen capable of running this project, you need only look at their credentials.
This is a company co-owned by John Wick creator Derek Kolstand, and producer of the Sonic The Hedgehog movie adaption, Dmitri M. Johnson, and Mike Goldberg.
It’s a production company that mainly works within the niche of video game movie and TV adaptions, and while most of the work is currently still ‘in production.’ The company has a lot of big-name projects in the pipeline.
Here is a quick list of some of the upcoming gaming movie and TV adaptions under the Story Kitchen umbrella:
- Tomb Raider
- Streets of Rage
- It Takes Two
- Splinter Cell
- Vampire Survivors
It’s another great game to add to the pile, and as these projects become a reality, you can bet that we will be alongside you in the theaters to see if this company has done each of these games justice. For more gaming-related news and more, stick with us on IGC.
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