By Peter Magers on Wed, 08/10/2011
Movie rights for Secret of Chateau de Moreau, a mystery/thriller iPhone adventure game from 4:33 Creative Lab, have been optioned by EK Films. The game immerses players in the interactive story of Antoine Moreau, who has inherited his foster father’s enormous wealth, along with the mystery of his foster father’s murder—in which Antoine himself is a suspect.
The game has found considerable success on the smallest of screens as a mobile gaming phenomenon in South Korea. Its appeal has motivated its translation into English, and it’s expected to woo gamers around the world. But Secret of Chateau de Moreau is now destined for larger things than the iTunes App Store, if EK Films has anything to say about it.
Some of the most compelling material for film, however, has come from other forms of media. In the case of Secret of Chateau de Moreau, EK Films recognized the potential for success in cinema immediately. An iPhone application may seem an unusual choice for film, but Secret of Chateau de Moreau stands apart. The game’s narrative is as intriguing, intense, and complex as any Hollywood drama. And the Secret of Chateau de Moreau offers dozens of alternate endings, giving EK Films the ability to stay true to the spirit of the game while flexing its own creative muscle to bring a blockbuster to the big screen. Secret of Chateau de Moreau is expecting to be released next week in the iTunes Appstore.