It appears that Campo Santo’s Firewatch is the latest game to be getting a movie adaptation.
The studio is partnering with film financing organization Good Universe to create content “for both video games and feature films,” according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The Firewatch movie will be the first project developed under the partnership, but no information has been given about the film at this time.
“When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories. It’s rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can’t wait to see what we make together,” said Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman.
Regarding the partnership, Good Universe founder Joseph Drake praised Campo Santo’s storytelling, expressing excitement at the opportunity to work with the studio on the Firewatch film.
“Finding extraordinary content is incredibly exciting and with the Campo Santo team, we felt an immediate simpatico with their utterly beguiling storytelling and amazing creative instincts,” said Drake.
Good Universe was founded in 2012 and has worked most notably on 2014’s Neighbors starring Seth Rogan and Zac Efron, its sequel that saw theatrical release earlier this year, and the horror film Don’t Breathe, which is playing in theaters now.
Campo Santo was founded in 2013, with Firewatch being its first game released to the public.
Firewatch launched on PC and PlayStation 4 in February, followed by a launch on Xbox One in September. The game follows the story of a fire lookout named Henry as he patrols a subset of a forest, with only his supervisor Delilah to keep him company through communicating through his walkie talkie. Henry is voiced by Mad Men star Rich Sommer, with Cissy Jones lending her voice for Delilah. For more on her involvement with the game, check out CGM’s interview with the actress.
For more on Firewatch, check out CGM’s review of the PC version of the game.