Alan Wake Live-Action TV Show in the Works From 'Legion' Writer

  • Alan Wake Live-Action TV Show in the Works From 'Legion' Writer

Alan Wake Live-Action TV Show in the Works From 'Legion' Writer

Remedy will be collaborating on the project with Contradiction Films, which happens to be the production company behind video game-to-movie adaptations Mortal Kombat: Legacy and Dead Rising: Watchtower. Unfortunately, like a lot of ahead-of-the-time things, Alan Wake wasn't quite as successful as it could have been, but perhaps the concept will work better as a TV series. In an interview with Variety, Harlan noted that Alan Wake's own TV inspirations partially drove the decision. "That was Sam's vision".

There's now no word regarding what network the show will premiere on, which actors (if any) are attached to the project, and whether or not the show will serve as a kind of sequel to the original game or whether it will just exist somewhere in the Alan Wake universe.

"We plan to work closely with Sam on our this show".

Tomas Harlan, a Contradiction partner, told the outlet that they will start shopping the series around in October, and some studios have already expressed some interest. Sam is a huge part of this.

"I think it's important to embrace those characters and to bring Alan Wake to where he was [in the video game, ]" said Harlan. But while the first game was made on the scale of a AAA blockbuster, American Nightmare was something more akin to a side story, first releasing on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade.

The Alan Wake series won't adapt the game as it is, but rather treat its story as "a starting point", Lake said.

As Harlan said, the games felt nearly like shows turned into games thanks the first being structured in an episodic format despite being released as a singular game. "We'll be expanding the lore of this insane and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did". The story followed fictitious best-selling author Alan Wake (Matthew Porretta) on a journey to a small town in Washington state where he hopes to rid himself of prolonged writer's block. Like Sam Lake, he also still wants an Alan Wake 2 game.