Rand and Robyn Miller’s mysterious island world of Myst may soon make it to the silver screen. Not so long ago, a collective of folks called the Mysteria Film Group purchased the rights to the game and book series from its creator, Cyan Worlds. Just today, according to Variety, Roserock Films and Gran Via Productions have been officially brought on as production partners.
Mysteria’s production journal reveals that their film won’t be a directly based on the game but on the second installment of the Rand Miller-authored book series, Myst: The Book of Ti’ana. They’re currently looking for a fresh writer to bring aboard to peruse the first draft of the script and notes and “build” on the work they’ve done over the past few years.
Myst has a fairly rich narrative explored within and outside of the original game. Should they lure a worthy director and acting talent to the project, it has potential to be outstanding. Given the games age and lack of popularity within the mainstream, though, it could be a tough sell.