One thing that never really works out is when studios attempt to turn video games into movies or shows. There’s probably been a handful of times when this worked out, but as a whole, these attempts are usually flops. However, this has never stopped people from trying, and it looks like they’re continuing to do so.
Mirror’s Edge, a popular video created in 2008 (which is set to be followed up with Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, which comes out this summer), is being turned into a Television Series by Endemol Shine Studios. The studio acquired the rights from Developer EA Dice.
The video games follow the story of Faith, a “runner” (which are basically couriers with some serious parkour skills and combat training), who is on a mission to prove her sister innocent of a murder charge while also being drawn into a government conspiracy set on destroying society as we know it. Heavy stuff.
“We clearly see Mirror’s Edge as a franchise for the global TV audience… “It has a strong female protagonist, a wildly rabid fan base and a worldwide brand that Electronic Arts and EA DICE have done an amazing job establishing.”
– Sharon Hall, President of Endemol Shine Studios.
The most notable mechanic that was implemented in the game was the fact that you did all this parkour and all this running while in the first person view. How a TV show would be able to pull this off is beyond us, but we do know that if this aspect is removed, it wouldn’t sit well with many fans of the video game. We’re just going to have to wait and see what Endemol Shine comes up with.
We’ll let you know as soon as we hear any new information about Mirror’s Edge.