Netflix Witcher and Shadow & Bone veterans plotting World Of Darkness exhibits and flicks
Varied people behind Netflix sequence together with The Witcher and Shadow And Bone have plans to develop movies or exhibits set within the World Of Darkness. That is the goth fantasy universe which homes tabletop RPGs like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse, in addition to video video games together with the honored Bloodlines. They have not but introduced any particular undertaking but (nor indicated the place they could discover properties), however here is my pitch: a thriller present starring a Malkavian personal eye.
As reported by Selection, White Wolf homeowners Paradox Interactive have teamed up with a gang of individuals skilled in adapting paper for the display, planning to develop the WoD universe for motion pictures and exhibits. The oldsters are manufacturing firm Hivemind (who labored on the live-action diversifications of The Witcher and The Expanse), Eric Heisserer (who wrote screenplays for book-turned-movies Arrival and Fowl Field, and developed Netflix’s books-turned-show Shadow And Bone), and Christine Boylan (producer and generally author on comedian e book diversifications The Punisher, Constantine, and Cloak & Dagger). Some diversifications higher than others, there.
“Eric and Christine are among the many most extraordinary creators working right now,” stated Hivemind president Jason Brown. “They’re additionally avid gamers who’ve performed in WOD because it started. It is a uncommon alternative when the connection between storyteller and story runs this deep, and that’s the alchemy which has led to lots of our favourite and most culturally resonant franchises.”
These plans may quantity to nothing. They have no distribution offers set but, and have not introduced any particular exhibits or motion pictures. Hivemind did additionally announce plans for a Closing Fantasy XIV present in 2019, and we have nonetheless not seen strong indicators of life there. However hey, perhaps they’re going to end a Vampire: The Masquerade present earlier than Paradox end Bloodlines 2.
Final yr, Paradox fired Bloodlines 2’s narrative lead, Bloodlines 1 wordman Brian Mitsoda. They’ve since introduced the sport is now being made by a brand new studio, and is delayed into 2022 at earliest. Bloodlines actually is a cursed sequence.
Disclosure: Cara Ellison, former RPS columnist and my former flatmate, labored on Bloodlines 2.