Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: An explorer has stolen a sacred idol from an ancient temple, and now an assortment of demonic forces are less-than impressed. That’s the basic storyline of the big-screen adaptation of Temple Run, now in the works at Warner Bros.
It’s an interesting turn-about for the franchise – last year, we saw the mobile game team up with Disney‘s movie department to create Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz, taking characters from the films and putting them into the endless runner. Now, the relationship’s going the other way, says Hollywood Reporter, with Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman taking on the project.
At this stage, there’s no other names attached to the project besides producer Heyman, but the studio is looking for a writer to take on the task.
Temple Run, created by husband-and-wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova, first hurtled onto our screens in 2011, with the mobile game now sporting a sequel as well as multiple spin-offs. It is currently available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 devices.