Myst adventure game is getting a film and TV universe

Village Roadshow has bought the rights to the 1993 video game.

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Myst could be coming to the big screen.


Myst, that graphical adventure video game you probably remember from way back in the '90s, is getting its own TV and movie universe after Village Roadshow Entertainment Group purchased the rights to develop it. Released in 1993, the game sees players explore an island, uncovering mysteries and solving puzzles on the way. 

Myst was once the best-selling PC game of all time, holding the crown for a decade until The Sims took the reign in 2003. Myst is still available on the Apple App Store for iOS and Steam for PC, and on Google Play for Android

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group is now developing a multi-platform on-screen universe -- with both unscripted and scripted content. The report adds that Village Roadshow will create this universe in partnership with original Myst co-creators Rand and Ryan Miller.

"The people we're working with at Village Road Show are amazing," Rand Miller told CNET. "We're all in love with the larger Myst story ... what I want most out of this is to sit down one evening and watch our mind-blowing Myst pilot to kick things off."

Village Roadshow didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Originally published June 26, 2:55 p.m. PT.  
Update 3:34 p.m. PT: Adds comment and confirmation from Miller.

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