The man behind the insanely profitable John Wick franchise has revealed he’s eyeing two unlikely video games to adapt for tv.
Derek Kolstad is reportedly procuring round tv diversifications of the 2019 cult hit My Friend Pedro and the even lesser-known 2017 title Bendy and the Ink Machine.
“I’m going out with a pitch for a television series based on the My Friend Pedro video game, as well as for Bendy and the Ink Machine,” Kolstad stated in an interview with Comicbook. “I am playing any… It’s funny, the reason I’m answering it this way, literally, I have these Post-It notes on my computer of, ‘This is what I’m working on today.’”
“To be honest, I love it all,” he added. “Those are on the forefront, however at any given second, individuals are leaping on the horn and we’re speaking The Janson Directive or we’re speaking Death Machine, we’re speaking actors with IP, sound males. I received to let you know, man, I’m nonetheless slightly child at this and I f–king adore it.
“If I can emulate and replicate any success I’ve had with John Wick elsewhere, I’m going to be that 11-year-old that snuck into an R-rated film, guffawing.”
Described as a “violent ballet about friendship,” and one man’s battle to “obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana,” My Friend Pedro launched final yr and sold over 250,000 copies in its first week. The game was recently released to PS4.
Bendy and the Ink Machine, however, got here out in 2017 – a light-weight horror game that includes Disney-styled mascots from a fictional 1940s-era animation studio which come to life and are bent on homicide. Its developer theMeatly has since confirmed a large-scale sequel is within the works.
With Kostlad confirming he’s nonetheless within the pitching course of, don’t count on to see both adaptation on streaming companies any time quickly. Likewise, you’ve received some time to attend for the subsequent instalment of John Wick – John Wick: Chapter four is slated to hit theatres in 2022, if the world survives that lengthy.
In the meantime, you may whet your palate with John Wick Hex, the video game adaptation of the movie franchise. John Wick Hex hit PS4 on May 5, and can be out there on Mac and PC by way of the Epic Games Store. A model is at present in growth for Xbox One.