Remedy’s experimental Twin Peaks-inspired adventure game Alan Wake is being adapted for the small screen.
According to Variety, the 2010 video game will be turned into a television series by Peter Calloway whose previous credits include Marvel shows Cloak & Dagger and Legion.
Calloway will act as showrunner and writer, with industry legend and Alan Wake creator Sam Lake serving as executive producer on the project.
Remedy Entertainment has also partnered with Contradiction Films (Dead Rising: Watchtower, Mortal Kombat: Legacy) to bring the project to life.
Speaking to Variety, Tomas Harlan of Contradiction Films did not reveal any specifics about the TV show but did share some of the inspirations behind the project.
“Alan Wake was basically a TV series that was put into a game… it was influenced by ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Secret Window’, Hitchcock, ‘Northern Exposure,’ a lot of U.S television.
Sam Lake also told Variety that the project is much more expansive than the original game. “What we have mapped out is a longer thing than the first game and a sequel; there is more to it… we feel this is a big universe to develop and explore in many ways.”
It was also revealed that Lake and his team would be tapping into some of the stories that Remedy had already curated for the unreleased sequel.
Clearly, the project is still in the early stages, and we’re yet to hear about release dates or castings just yet, but it sounds ambitious and exciting. The talent is there, could it break the video game adaptation curse?