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Report: Cyan Worlds' Myst To Make The Jump To Television

by Mike Futter on Oct 07, 2014 at 08:47 AM

Cyan Worlds’ Myst series stands out as a seminal point-and-click franchise. Myst’s mysterious worlds are tied together through books that transport the reader to different locations.

Deadline reports that Legendary TV has signed a deal with Cyan Worlds to create a television show based on the franchise, which was introduced in 1993. The Myst games allowed players to explore, solve puzzles, and uncover the story at their own pace.

Deadline’s report also suggests that there will be a tablet app tie-in with the series, though it’s not clear if that will be a game or a second-screen experience.

Reports of a Myst movie emerged in 2010, though that project never materialized. That film was based on a trilogy of books based on the games.  

[Source: Deadline]

 

Our Take
Myst isn’t the first place I’d expect a television company to look for an adaptation, but it does have potential. The titles have a mysterious quality that is engaging, while not being so strictly defined as to limit what could be done on the small screen.