“We are very excited to see his script ,” said Blake Lewin, vice president of business development at Cyan. “Both he and Cory (Lanier of Legendary) are hardcore Myst fans.”
Main_Avvie wrote:I don't think an adaptation of any of the existing material would work from a marketing and creative standpoint.
1.) Myst was a Big Thing (tm) ... in 1995. People moved on pretty quick. Those few who stuck with it are the only ones who possess intimate knowledge of a long, extensive, convoluted, vague, and often contradictory fictional cannon. There exists no adequate "jumping in" point to the series that would be accepting of a new audience.
but BoA assumes too much prior knowledge of Myst and Riven for uninitiated audiences to really appreciate.
but I think the tone of the story is a bit too dark and serious to pull off. Stories with that premise are usually geared towards children.
I still expect - and even hope for - an original narrative.
Terokh Jeruth wrote:Another option that came to mind while reading your last post "Main_Avvie" was that, if they wanted to adapt both BoT AND BoA, they could intercut the two stories. You could draw people in with the smaller, more intimate story of BoA and then "flashback" to the BoT story. For instance they could have scenes of Gehn and Atrus making their way down the Great Shaft, then cut to scenes of Aitrus and the guild digging the shaft. They could have scenes of Gehn and Atrus sailing under Keraths Arch and into the harbour cut with scenes of Aitrus and Ti'Ana doing the same thing on their way to Veovis's Korfah V'jah. As I said this would draw the viewer in with the less busy intimate story of Atrus, and then at the same time give them the deeper richer history of the D'ni.
it's interesting to imagine all the same.
I think the biggest determining factor for the show will be its intended length. Is this a contained "once off" kind of thing. One season and we're done. Or are there hopes of many seasons?
I hope to be pleasantly surprised.
Graizur wrote:It's unheard of, but do you think it's possible that all the MYST fans would delete their lets plays just so Cyan could rework the visual elements of those games, tone them down a bit, tweet them, turn them up a little, that sort of thing.
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