Broken Sword “regularly” attracts film pitches, creator “cautious”

By Brenna Hillier, Sunday, 1 December 2013 22:29 GMT

Broken Sword creator Charles Cecil gets a lot of calls about a movie adaptation of his globe-trotting adventure series, but while he’s enthusiastic about the idea he’d only work with the right pitch.

“We are regularly approached by studios, but I am cautious,” Cecil told Gamerzines of a possible movie adaptation.

“Any translation of the games would have to build on the brand rather than risk damaging it, and the history of films based on video games is really not good.

“In light of this, I tend to warn them that I’d want to be an integral part of the writing and retain a large degree of creative control. The upshot is, they quite reasonably ask me to come up with a high level treatment, which is something I don’t have time to do.

“This is definitely something that I plan to drive forward with once the Serpent’s Curse is over. Or immediately if Marion Cotillard agrees to play Nico.”

A Broken Sword film was touted in 2007, but the project went silent and was presumably abandoned – along with dozens of its brethren.

The first episode of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse arrives on December 4, with the second and final episode coming in January, for Linux, Mac and PC via digital distribution.

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