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Village Roadshow Nabs Rights to Myst

Village Roadshow Entertainment has acquired the film and TV rights to the video game Myst, according to THR. They will reportedly create a “multi-platform universe across film and television,” which will be both scripted and unscripted.

Also producing are Myst co-creators Rand and Robyn Miller, Delve Media’s Isaac Testerman and Yale Rice.

In the game, you get a book that allows you to travel to Myst Island where you solve puzzles and travel to other worlds. It began development in 1991 and was Cyan Inc.’s biggest hit when it was released in 1993, selling over six million copies. There have been 10 titles in the series, and novels set in the world of the game. It remained the top seller for PC games until it was taken down by The Sims in 2002. The game was even referenced in the long-running TV series The Simpsons. There is heavy mythology in the game series, which covers thousands of years of the fictional lands.

What do you guys think of the idea of a multi-platform universe based on the popular game? Who would you like to see cast? What sort of unscripted platform are you anticipating? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @vitalthrillscom.

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