Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a Cameroonian indie game released earlier this year, is getting a major film adaptation.

Developer Kiro’o Games has partnered with Good Fear Film to make a movie focused on the African fantasy game’s world. Good Fear Film’s founders, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner, are also producers on the upcoming live-action remake of Mulan.

In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, Bender and Weiner said “This is an incredibly unique entry into the fantasy genre and we are as inspired by Madiba [Oliver, founder of Kiro’o Games] as we are in the world that he has created”.

In another statement, Madiba Oliver said “My team and I are very excited to see our game become a movie in Hollywood. It is something we’ve dreamed about since the beginning.”

It’s awesome that an indie game like Aurion is getting the big-screen treatment. I’ve been fascinated by the game for a couple of years now thanks its interesting setting and the background of the developers, so seeing it thrust into the limelight like this is really nice.

We’re still a way off of the film, though. No release date, promotional material or casting information has been announced and the producers are still working on different projects, so expect to wait a few years at least before we hear more about it.

African Video Game ‘Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan’ Gets Movie Treatment [The Hollywood Reporter]

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