If you’re a fan of the more pretty, less actiony video games, you may have stumbled across Firewatch, a 2016 indie story-driven game by Campo Santo. Based in Washington, the studio is now working on a film adaptation alongside 2015’s Anomalisa studio, Snoot Entertainment.
In the game, you venture through various pretty landscapes as fire lookout, Henry. Set in the forests of 1989’s Wyoming, the game puts you in the shoes of the fire watcher as he ventures beyond his lookout and into the forests all the while keeping in contact with his super – Delilah – through the power of a handheld radio.
Keith Calder and Jess Wu Calder are plastered as the film’s producers for Snoot Entertainment. Calder even made what seems like a snarky remark about film adaptations and the rocky history of adaptations to THR.
“I’m delighted that Sean and Jake are letting us ruin their perfect video game by turning it into a movie and/or TV show.”
Sean Vanaman, the co-founder of Campo Santo, wasn’t going to leave out his own statement, calling the duo “visionaries” and likened them to Good Universe’s Joe Drake.
“Jess and Keith are hard-working and visionary film producers with impeccable taste in video games. Not unlike when we met Joe Drake and the team at Good Universe in 2016, we knew in our first conversation with Jess and Keith that they’d make great partners. We have no doubt in their expertise, their taste and their passion and assume that our experience as so-so game developers will make us first-rate producing partners.”
No word about any specifics about the Firewatch flick as of yet.