Variety is reporting that a live-action television show based on the supernatural video game Alan Wake is being shopped around to networks.
The series is being developed by Peter Calloway of Legion, Cloak & Dagger fame, with the game’s creator Sam Lake serving as executive producer. Production company Contradiction Films says that the plan is to start shopping the show in October but there has already been some interest from a number of studios.
Contradiction Films partner Tomas Harlan tells Variety “Alan Wake’ was basically a TV series that was put into a game”. “That was Sam’s vision. It was influenced by ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Secret Window,’ Hitchcock, ‘Northern Exposure,’ a lot of U.S. television,” he said. “We plan to work closely with Sam on our this show. Sam is a huge part of this. This is his baby.”
Alan Wake was released on the Xbox 360 and PC back in 2010, the story follows bestselling thriller novelist Alan Wake, as he tries to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance during a vacation in the small fictional town of Bright Falls, Washington, all while experiencing events from the plot in his latest novel, which he cannot remember writing, coming to life.
Developed by Remedy Entertainment, Alan Wake received glowing reviews from critics with praise being given for its well-paced story. The game seems like a logical choice to make the transition to television and we’re a little surprised it taken this long to happen.