07th Feb2015

‘It Came From the Desert’ – From the Amiga to the Movies!

by Phil Wheat

Amiga fans rejoice! One of THE best games ever to grace that classic gaming machine is making it’s way to the movies. Game developer Cinemaware has entered into a partnership agreement with Roger! Pictures to produce It Came From the Desert – a movie version of the classic action-adventure GIANT KILLER ANT video game originally released in 1989.

The film will reportedly tie into the original game’s story and see new characters head to New Mexico decades later and discover new horrors…

Set in June of 1951, the game follows Greg Bradley, a geologist living in the remote town of Lizard Breath in the United States. After a meteorite falls in the outskirts of town, a large army of mutant-ants begins appearing across town, and the player is the only one who can stop it. The game’s incredible success among gamers has created a cult following that continues to this day, 25 years after the original release.

Directed by Marko Mäkilaakso, who also co-wrote the script with Hank Woon, It Came From the Desert is currently in pre-production for an Autumn 2015 shoot / 2016 release. Canadian-based Raven Banner Entertainment is currently repping the film at the EFM in Berlin.



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