Ninja Theory would “definitely like to work” with Alex Garland again

By Johnny Cullen
6 October 2010 09:43 GMT


Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades has told VG247 he’d “definitely like to work” again with Enslaved writer Alex Garland.

Hollywood writer Garland, who penned 28 Days Later, The Beach and even an adaptation for the Halo movie, wrote the game’s story, but Antoniades says there could be “plenty more” learnt between him and Ninja Theory.

“It goes without saying that Alex is a very talented writer, but he brought so much more than his writing to the game,” said Antoniades.

“As a film producer he brought a refreshing perspective to the game, and one that we learnt a lot from. There’s plenty more we can learn from each other!”

How it all began

Antoniades previously detailed how Garland had come on board to write the story for Enslaved, based on the old Chinese tale Journey to the West, with a partnership that’s lasted for two years.

“I met Alex through an agent and had coffee with him,” he told us in a previous interview at Namco Bandai’s pre-E3 event in Barcelona earlier this year in May.

“He was looking for a way into games, and we offered him full collaboration. That just organically grew. First, we co-wrote the story and stuff, and then he started to look at the game like he would look at the movie – he’s also a producer of movies.

“He looks at how the cameras are done, the dialogue, the tone, the editing, even the in-game stuff: the in-game atmosphere, the moments that you pick out.”

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West releases on Friday in the UK for PS3 and 360. Expect the full interview with Tameem Antoniades by the end of the week.

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