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Smokin’ hot: Firewatch headed for Hollywood as Campo Santo signs movie deal


We’ve some exicting news to announce. PCGamesN is to be made into a movie, with Ben Affleck playing me and insert someone unflattering here, probably off a soap opera or something playing Kirk. It’s going to be huge. You’ll probably find it in the DVD section at your local Dollar Tree. Oh, and Firewatch is getting a movie too.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, developer Campo Santo has signed a deal with Good Universe to “develop content for both video games and features films”.

Said content will apparently kick off with a film based on Firewatch, though just what form it’ll take is currently under wraps. The site notes that, while The Walking Dead’s Cissy Jones and Mad Men’s Rich Sommer recorded audio for the game, there’s no mention on whether they’re involved in the film based on the game or not. Or even what form the film will take.

For those not in the know, Good Universe is an independent motion picture production and sales company that worked on Last Vegas – starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline – amongst other films.

“When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories,” Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

Firewatch is certainly ripe for a Hollywood remake, telling the story as it does of a lookout, Henry, investigating mysteries a year after the YellowStone fires of 1988. Just what the two parties have planned after Firewatch, however, is anyone’s guess.