Myst my head blew again and again, even before I put it in the ride. In 1994, it was one of the first CD-ROMs that my family bought, and I couldn't believe how the technology had succeeded catch a damn rainbow, stick it in a plastic wafer and save a photo-realistic virtual world inside it.
That is why my nostalgia flared up in 2014 when I heard it Myst would get his own TV series from Legendary. It is also why it reappears today: Village Roadshow Entertainment, the co-producer and financier from many movies you've probably heard of, has purchased the rights to make one Myst TV series and / or films.
But if Village Roadshow has the rights, does that mean Legendary isn't? And that it probably starts from scratch instead of being imminent a Myst TV program on Hulu?
I contacted Myst& # 39; s original co-makers, Rand and Robyn Miller, to see what has happened since Village Roadshow says they will help produce the new work, which "will expand the existing mythology of the game to a Develop multi-platform universe including film, scripts and unscript television content, "according to a press release.
I've only known and loved the first game in the series (my brother says I'm wrong), so I'll leave it up to you to decide if Village Roadshow understands Myst sounds accurate:
The huge MYST canon has more than 10,000 years of history, but the primary saga follows Atrus, a brilliant (if somewhat naive) grandson of Anna, a woman who creates a series of events in the world when she does the D & # 39; ni civilization discovered in a cave deep beneath the New Mexico desert. The D & # 39; ni have a unique ability to write books that can link to other worlds. The discovery of their skill and the clash of cultures is the catalyst for the MYST novels and games.
As eager as I am to see where it could take the worlds, I don't hold my breath: three times, we've been told that Halo would get an ambitious adaptation of the live action, but names like Peter Jackson, Alex Garland, Guillermo del Toro, Neill Blomkamp, D.B. Weiss, Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott have not been enough to make it happen.