Hulu has commissioned a script for an adaptation of Myst, a point-and-click video game from the 90s.
Deadline reports that Hulu has landed the drama series based on the game with a script-to-series commitment. Meaning that if Hulu likes the script it would be developed for a series.
Last year, Legendary Entertainment made a deal with the game’s creators, Rand and Robyn Miller, to bring the game to TV, according to Entertainment Weekly. The script is being written by Evan Daugherty (Divergent) and produced by Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man and Sinister Six).
Myst will blend fantasy and sci-fi elements and explore the origins of the island in Myst, according to Deadline. Myst was released in 1993 as a PC game developed by Cyan, Inc. It spawned several spinoff games and was the biggest PC game seller in the 1990s.
According to Deadline, the pitch had interest from multiple buyers before Hulu landed it. This is another step in Hulu’s expansion of original content which also includes upcoming series from J.J. Abrams, Jason Reitman, Jason Katims, and a team of Amy Poehler, Julie Klausner, and Billy Eichner.
Myst was a first person game that allowed players to play as “The Stranger,” someone who woke up on the island with no idea of where he is, who he is, or how he got to the island. Players went through the world of Myst solving puzzles and trying to figure out the island and world’s history.
Myst can still be played and is available on Android and iOS.