Despite previously working on the Costume Quest cartoon, Double Fine and legendary game designer Tim Schafer have shared that he doesn’t really see a future where any of his games are ported. into TV or movie.
Talk to IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey after the win New York Video Game Critics Circle Andrew Yoon Legend Award, Schafer discussed that while he’s often approached by Hollywood about turning one of his games into a movie or series, it’s often just “a distraction.”
“We’re used to being approached by people and saying, ‘Hey, can we make this into a movie?’ but, you know, that’s usually just a distraction,” Schafer said. “I think the game is something I really care about and something I enjoy doing and something I think is fun. It comes up every now and then, but it never turns into anything. I’ve had a lot of lunches. free. Hollywood.”
When Psychologist Schafer said that, while he agrees that you can “do a lot of things with Pscyhonauts,” he thinks “the game is more fun than movies and TV, so it’s peaked.”
Full Throttle is another game where Schafer has been approached, and Warcraft movie director Duncan Jones even wrote a full script to show him how it could be done. Schafer read the script and thought it was good and that, “you could say he actually played the game and knew all about it.” However, even this immersive Full Throttle experience didn’t give Schafer much hope.
“That was interesting,” Schafer said. “It’s going to be fun working with Duncan but you know, LA and Hollywood, they’re just a big whirlwind of lunches.”
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https://www.ign.com/articles/tim-schafer-doesnt-want-psychonauts-or-any-other-double-fine-game-turned-into-a-movie Tim Schafer doesn’t want Psychonauts or any other Double Fine game to be turned into a movie