Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a role-playing game set in a fantasy-historical Africa, has been picked up for movie treatment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Good Fear Film has signed the movie rights to the game, which was made by Cameroon-based team Kiro’o Games, headed up by developer Madiba Olivier. The 2D action game offers a vibrant world in which players take on the role of a warrior prince fighting to save his country.
Good Fear Film is a new company founded by Chris Bender who previously ran management-production company Benderspink, which was involved in movie projects such as The Hangover and A History of Violence.
"This is an incredibly unique entry into the fantasy genre and we’re as inspired by Madiba as we are in the world that he has created," said Bender. "We’re honored he has trusted us with this special game and look forward to building out the characters and universe.”
“My team and I are very excited to see our game become a movie in Hollywood. It’s something we’ve dreamed about since the beginning,” said Olivier.
A spokesperson for Kiro’o Games told Polygon that there is no word yet on potential timing for the movie. You can find out more about Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan here.