Screen Junkies » myst movie http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:26:33 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Get Magically Whisked Away to ‘MYST’ the Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-magically-whisked-away-to-myst-the-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-magically-whisked-away-to-myst-the-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Memories, like the corners of my mind. Misty water-colored memories... Here's something you think would have happend sooner. MYST, the all-time top selling computer adventure game franchise, is getting the live action movie treatment. Why it took Hollywood so long to scoop this property up is baffling. "All-time top selling" should be enough to have execs diving for their fountain pens. One problem though. How the hell do you adapt a game about a guy discovering crap on an island? How, Deadline?! One focus of the film will be the influence of a human who entered Myst and inadvertently brought down the civilization. The filmmakers will draw the plot from the mythology within the games, as well as a trilogy of companion novels Cyan Worlds published around them. Players enter a highly atmospheric world and solve a series of puzzles that unlock secrets to this mysterious world. Players can liberate characters trapped inside of books, but have to decide which ones are good and evil. Books? Puzzles? This is beginning to sound an awful lot like learning. Come to think of it, the game MYST felt like learning too... My God, I was duped. All these years I thought MYST was pure mindless entertainment and it turns out I was building up my problem solving skills. First the "Lost" series finale and now this. I never want to visit a fictional island ever again!

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Memories, like the corners of my mind. Misty water-colored memories…

Here’s something you think would have happend sooner. MYST, the all-time top selling computer adventure game franchise, is getting the live action movie treatment. Why it took Hollywood so long to scoop this property up is baffling. "All-time top selling" should be enough to have execs diving for their fountain pens. One problem though. How the hell do you adapt a game about a guy discovering crap on an island? How, Deadline?!

One focus of the film will be the influence of a human who entered Myst and inadvertently brought down the civilization. The filmmakers will draw the plot from the mythology within the games, as well as a trilogy of companion novels Cyan Worlds published around them. Players enter a highly atmospheric world and solve a series of puzzles that unlock secrets to this mysterious world. Players can liberate characters trapped inside of books, but have to decide which ones are good and evil.

Books? Puzzles? This is beginning to sound an awful lot like learning. Come to think of it, the game MYST felt like learning too… My God, I was duped. All these years I thought MYST was pure mindless entertainment and it turns out I was building up my problem solving skills. First the "Lost" series finale and now this. I never want to visit a fictional island ever again!

 

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