The MYST video game franchise is finally going to get its big screen debut. It was only a matter of time before we saw this happen, and I've been looking forward to it.
Roserock Films and Gran Via Productions are teaming to produce the film. They will join forces with Adrian Vanderbosch and Isaac Testerman of Mysteria Film Group, which obtained the rights from game developers Cyan Worlds.
Myst a series that centers on a secret civilization that can travel to other worlds. During the development of the sequel Riven, Cyan published a trilogy of novels explaining the backstory of the civilization known as The D'ni, the infinite number of worlds they could create and control and a young woman from Earth and her accidental intrusion into the D'ni society.
Myst has always been a very popular game, it was the first of it's kind when it was first released in 1993, with it's advance graphics, mysterious setting and it's puzzle-solving gameplay format. Now we see these kinds of games being released all the time.
Producers will build the film with the mythology outlined in the novels.I hope this end up being a great film! It's got everything it need to be one. Hopefully they bring a great eam of talent in to develop it.
What do you all think about Myst getting it's big screen adaptation?
Here is the plot of the game:
The game's instruction manual explains that an unnamed person known as the Stranger stumbles across an unusual book titled "Myst". The Stranger reads the book and discovers a detailed description of an island world. Placing his hand on the last page, the Stranger is whisked away to the world described, and is left with no choice but to explore; the player then gains control and is allowed to wander the new surroundings.
Myst, the island world described in the book, contains a library where two additional books can be found, colored red and blue. These books are traps which hold Sirrus and Achenar, the sons of Atrus, who lives on Myst island with his wife Catherine. Atrus uses an ancient practice to write special "linking books", which transport people to the worlds, or "Ages", that the books describe. From the panels of their books, Sirrus and Achenar tell the Stranger that Atrus is dead, each claiming that the other brother murdered him, and plead for the Stranger to help them escape. However, the books are missing several pages, so the sons' messages are at first unclear, and riddled with static.
As the Stranger continues to explore the island, more books are discovered hidden behind complex mechanisms and puzzles. There are four books in total, each linking to a different Age. The Stranger must visit each Age, find the red and blue pages hidden there, and then return to Myst Island. These pages can then be placed in the corresponding books. As the Stranger adds more pages to these books, the brothers can speak more and more clearly. Throughout this process, each brother maintains that the other brother cannot be trusted. After collecting four pages, the brothers can talk clearly enough to tell the Stranger where the fifth page is hidden. If the Stranger gives either brother their fifth page, they will be free. The Stranger is left with a choice to help Sirrus, Achenar, or neither.
Both brothers beg the Stranger not to touch the green book that is stored in the same location as their last pages. They claim that it is a book like their own that will trap the Stranger. In truth, it leads to D'ni, where Atrus is imprisoned. When the book is opened, Atrus asks the Stranger to bring him a final page that is hidden on Myst Island; without it, he cannot bring his sons to justice.
The game has several endings, depending on the player's actions. Giving either Sirrus or Achenar the final page of their book causes the Stranger to switch places with the son, leaving the player trapped inside the Prison book. Linking to D'ni without the page Atrus asks for leaves both the Stranger and Atrus trapped on D'ni. Linking to D'ni with the page allows Atrus to complete his Myst book and return to the island. Upon returning to the library, the red and blue books are gone, and there are burn marks on the shelves where they used to be.