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Warner Bros. developing Temple Run movie adaptation

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Imangi Studios' endless runner Temple Run is getting the big screen treatment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Warner Bros. is reportedly in negotiations to adapt the franchise into a major motion picture with producer David Heyman attached to the project.

Heyman has served as producer on Warner's Harry Potter film series and Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity.

The Temple Run movie would tell the story of "an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Temple Run was first released on iOS in 2011, with versions later coming to Android and Windows Phone. The game has seen multiple movie tie-ins, with versions of the game based on Disney's Brave and Oz the Great and Powerful. The franchise has seen more than 100 million downloads across its many versions.

Imangi's game isn't the only mobile success getting a movie adaptation. Sony Pictures plans to release an animated movie based on Angry Birds in 2016.

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