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A Myst TV show is in the works at Legendary

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

Cyan Worlds' classic PC adventure game Myst is being adapted for television by Legendary Entertainment's TV and digital media division, Deadline reports. The planned series based on the pioneering CD-ROM game will also come with a companion video as part of a larger "transmedia" effort.

"Cyan's goal in working with Legendary is not just to create a compelling TV drama but to develop a true transmedia product that will include a companion video game that extends the story across both media," the company said in a statement. "Seventy percent of tablet owners use their device while watching TV at least several times a week. Cyan sees the potential to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling to a new level."

Myst creators Rand and Robyn Miller will be creatively involved in the adaptation, Variety reports.

Legendary's TV and digital media arm is also producing an adaptation of Capcom's Dead Rising franchise for Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's video service.

Cyan continues to build upon the Myst experience more than 20 years after the game's original PC release. The company released realMyst: Masterpiece Edition earlier this year and successfully crowdfunded a spiritual sequel, Obduction, through Kickstarter last year.

For more on Obduction, read Polygon's interview with Rand Miller.

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